Family

You’ll find posts about loving our family, friends, and neighbors. I’ll share with you my favorite finds in family life as we work together and explore!

Storytime with Christy

Storytime with Christy

Storytime with Christy gives us parents or grandparents a list of happy healthy kid-approved books to read with our kids or grandparents. Why read out loud? There are numerous studies about the benefit of reading with your kids, even before they are born! It's a great...

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6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

Let’s feel the love this Valentine’s Day, or should we not? While writing this post my thoughts got mixed on Valentine’s Day. From what I found out it’s like a love/hate kind of thing. Since there’s no way to avoid February 14th, I’ve got some simple and inexpensive...

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The Proven, No-Fail Christmas Gift for Kids.

The Proven, No-Fail Christmas Gift for Kids.

Making Christmas special is what most parents aim for with their kids. What I’m about to share is something I wished I had learned years ago with my son. It’s the proven, no-fail Christmas gift that is sure to make every Christmas special. Presents! Christmas is a...

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4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

Have you caught yourself saying, “Oh, someone else will do it.”? We all know volunteering is essential for our charities, religious organizations, pancake breakfasts, environmental cleanups, and schools to name a few. And we all know we SHOULD volunteer for something,...

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The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

Is it me, or is it true that the last six weeks of school are insanely busy? Every year I say to myself, “I can handle May and June; I’m prepared for it.” But when it hits all the neat and tidy thoughts explode into chaos. Seriously! What am I doing wrong? The answer...

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3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

Okay, so right now on Netflix, my family and I are watching the remake of the 1965 TV series “Lost in Space”. It’s about the Robinson family who goes on a space adventure to find a better planet to live on…earth is dying. Well, they crash on this alien planet, which...

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1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

What is one way you'd like to make a difference in this world? I have an easy and super effective idea for you and your family to look at; which could not only save a life but an entire village. We often take this one thing for granted, and most of us will continue to...

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Teaching Generations How to Work Hard – 4 Tips

Teaching Generations How to Work Hard – 4 Tips

There have been recent conversations in our home about what it means to ‘work hard’. Different generations have different definitions, I get that, but I think we can all agree that hard work takes four things: integrity, sweat, humility, and sacrifice When I put an...

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Backpack Note Jokes!

Give your child a little laughter in their day.  There are 96 family-friendly jokes and 8 bonus fun facts. Download, print, & cutout. Kid Tested and Approved! 

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