How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner – Easier

your best thanksgiving ever!

You can host an excellent Thanksgiving meal and spend time with your guests. Really, you can! Whether you have a lot of cooking experience or none at all, you will be able to follow my instructions, plan, and host a relaxed, traditional, Thanksgiving dinner. Does the idea of hosting Thanksgiving leave you completely overwhelmed? Are […]

Childhood Anxiety, Drugs, and Faith

children with anxiety disorders

Grace has a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Someone told me recently, “Don’t we all?” and that made me bristle. No, we don’t all have what Grace has. I hesitated to write and publish this post because of Grace’s privacy. I don’t want her someday to be upset that I shared her personal struggle. On the other […]

The Importance of One-on-One Time with Your Kids

The importance of one-on-one time with kids

I spend 15 minutes in devoted one-on-one time with each of my kids each day. We call it Momma-Gracie or Momma-Allie time. It’s special. I don’t allow interruptions of our special time together. No phone calls, no emails, no tv. Not even Joe can butt in. It’s time set apart to nurture my children’s hearts, […]

60 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

60 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

A few weeks ago, I got 2 new tattoos on my wrists – live fully with my little blog birdie and love fully with a cross. I get strange looks from people who ask about them; the connection between love and the cross isn’t as obvious to everyone else as it is to me. Christ […]

10 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special on Her Birthday

How to make your child feel special on her birthday

Birthdays are a big deal to me. They always have been – birthday parties, birthday presents, special birthday dinners, birthday surprises. For me, what makes the day special are the traditions that we’ve created. I’ve outlined many of them below. 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Kids’ Birthdays Countdown to the birthday to build anticipation. A perfect […]

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