Adjusting to new babies


Last week I met a mom of two who is expecting her third child soon. (She blogs over at I Still Hate Pickles, and she just released an Ebook of Devotions for Lent, in case you were wondering or need a new devotional guide.) Well, anyway, as it turned out, the timing of her three children very closely resembles that of my own… except I have a few years on her. When she told me her children’s ages and her […]

DIY Christmas Decor: Dining Table Decor


A decorated dining table always makes a Christmas meal seem a bit more festive. Setting a pretty table really doesn’t have to be that complicated. It can be as simple as gathering a few items and grouping them together. Here are a few DIY ideas that we’ve spotted online that can add some sparkle to your Christmas table. Easy Festive Centerpiece from Christmas Your Way: Myra from My Blessed Life and Christmas Your Way gives a super easy tutorial to create […]

Camp Care Packages

Summer Camp Care Packages

  Summer is in full swing, which means it is also the season for camp care packages. I remember waiting for mail call as a camper, wondering if I would be lucky enough to score a care package. We weren’t allowed to get food in our packages, but I had a friend who was a master at the false bottom and she’d always send tons of candy hidden below the cardboard and confetti. She also sent a party mix tape (this […]

Spelling and the Dictionary

Spelling and the Dictionary

My son just came up to me and asked me how to spell “diamond.” I started to spell it for him, but then I told him to use the dictionary. “How am I supposed to use the dictionary if I don’t know how to spell it?” he said. I had to smile and laugh inwardly because I remember having that very same question many, many years ago. And I am so thankful I was still told to use the dictionary […]

One Direction Concert in Houston, TX

One Direction Concert Houston 1

Tonight, on the eve of my 40th birthday, I spent time screaming, singing and dancing with a few fun friends, my sister-in-law, The Happy Housewife, and some very young boys… And those very young boys, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, sure knew how to get a crowd of girls going. This was my view of the stage from our seats, thanks to my generous husband who totally hooked us up with some […]

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