Being an Intentional Mom

We are still living at my in-laws while my husband recovers from his dreadful sickness.  It's kind of like a vacation in some ways, but the littles are a bit lost without their sense of normal.  They miss their routine, they miss their beds, and they miss their toys since packing up and moving out … [Read more...]

An Easter Tradition

How does your family celebrate Easter?  Do you have traditions that you follow every year? One tradition that we keep every year is doing our Resurrection Eggs together during family devotions in the evening. What do we love about them? There is something for every age.  There are 12 eggs that … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Walk in the Word

Today's Verse 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love. Today we are focusing on simply loving each other.  I have challenged each one of my children to extend one act of love to each of their siblings today.  This should be fun to … [Read more...]

The Best Part of My Day

Yesterday morning became a frenzy real quick because my husband came down with the most nasty stomach virus known to man, and since we have had it FOUR times already this year, I was not going to sit around and wait for the eight of us to get it, too.  We have already missed numerous events and … [Read more...]

Being An Intentional Mom

Today, I am choosing to savor each moment with my kids.  Their smiles, their laughter, their inquisitive minds, their exploring hands, and even their tears and the occasional eye roll from my teen.  I am choosing this because I can.  I can because they are still here, and even though the days are … [Read more...]

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What to do When Your Child Hates Learning to Read

  Nothing.  Did you catch that?  Nothing.  Now, I do not claim to be a teacher in a classroom setting nor someone who has been “professionally trained” in teaching reading, but as a homeschooling mom of 7 including 2 reluctant readers, this is what I have found to work for me. By nothing … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

I am blessed to have a husband, friends, and loved ones who at times really get in my face and tell me like it is. Sometimes I push the limit on things, and lately, it has been with my health.  I have been fighting and fighting while sick, and I think I have finally reached the end.  My husband is … [Read more...]

Monday’s Walk in the Word 3/30

Today's Bible verse was one we talked about in church yesterday.  I thought it was a great verse for us to focus on this week. Matthew 15:11 Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. Such a powerful thought.  Jesus could have chosen all kinds … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 3/29

Breakfasts: Monday:  frozen waffles, smoothie Tuesday:  eggs, toast Wednesday:  cereal Thursday:  oatmeal, toast Friday:  pancakes, eggs Saturday:  puffed pancake, smoothie Sunday:  cereal   Lunches: Monday:  bagel pizzas, salad Tuesday:  sandwiches, … [Read more...]

My Trip to CVS

I also headed to CVS today, and I did even better there than I did at Walgreens.  No clearance there though, so I guess they ended up being equally good shopping trips.  My list was made using the deals over at Hip2Save. For $20.43 I came home with: 5 packages of Cover Girl mascara 4 boxes … [Read more...]

My Trip to Walgreens

I had a great trip to Walgreens this week.  The deals I spoke of here are starting to arrive, so I took pictures to show you the amazing prices at my store.  I picked up some great sweatshirts for my boys to roll around in while playing baseball.  Practice starts this week but we still have wind … [Read more...]

How to Keep Kids Busy While on the Go

Need to keep kids entertained while on the go?  We have an activity back always packed and at the ready filled with various things that we rotate out a bit to keep them interested in discovering what is inside. Stocking this bag is one of the things we do on the weekend to get prepared for the … [Read more...]

In Every End There is Always a New Beginning

About three years ago, a house was built on the vacant lot across the street from our house.  Having built two houses of our own, it was kind of fun to watch the family come asses the progress on their home every few days as it was being built.  It is such an exciting time. Then around Christmas … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

My Smiling Eyes Boy turns three today.  This is totally unbelievable to me.  I’m sure you hear it all the time, but I will say again like so many moms before me, that I truly have no idea where the time has gone. It seems only fitting that this boy who gives me a run for my money every day gave … [Read more...]