Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Imagine standing at the other end of this year. A glance back into 2016 and what would you hope to see? I’ve pondered on this often as I step into this new year. One yearning that stands out for me is to spend many “I’m going to treasure this forever” moments with my family. You […]

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

I love Christmas—its traditions, its beautiful memories, and most importantly, its meaning. But sometimes in the midst of this lovely season, I can easily find myself immersed in busyness. How I yearn to slow down this year and cherish each and every day with my family, to really connect with them and treasure the true […]

Training Up

Training Up

Today, I’m a guest blogger at Pocketful of Motherhood. What an honor this is for me! Over the last year, Hannah at Pocketful of Motherhood has blessed me with her inspirational, encouraging, and creative posts about faith and motherhood. She is a lovely and wise mother and woman of faith, and I’m so thankful for God’s gift of connecting […]

For Granted or With Gratitude?

For Granted or With Gratitude?

In the weeks and days leading up to Thanksgiving, many of us take time to reflect on all that we are thankful for. One of the ways my family does this is with our “Thanksgiving Tree” tradition. {Click here to learn more about this tradition.}  But thankfulness is more than a one-holiday-a-year recognition. It’s a way of living day to day. […]

Creative Writing with Candy

Creative Writing with Candy

A night out trick or treating. Jack-o-lantern buckets brimming with candy and pillowcases about to burst at the seams. Little hands digging through treasures, tearing wrappers open and indulging in this once a year candy overload. Many of us parents stare at the cache of candy with mixed emotions. Nostalgia overwhelms as we remember our trick or […]

Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin Time

My little guy LOVES Star Wars and gets a kick out of playing Angry Birds Star Wars. So it made perfect sense this autumn season for us to decorate mini pumpkins as characters from Angry Birds Star Wars. With some basic supplies in hand, we spent a few hours over the weekend converting seven mini pumpkins into beloved characters: […]

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

My seven-year-old son and I are embarking on an adventure this summer—an educational expedition that will take us around the world over the next 11 weeks. As armchair travelers, we’ll be learning all sorts of things about each region we visit, including its geography, people and cultures, history, cuisine, contributions to art and literature, and […]

The Imagination Station: Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon

The Imagination Station: Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon

My seven-year-old son and I love a good adventure story. So I was thrilled to discover a series of books that delivers just that—Adventure in Odyssey’s The Imagination Station series. We’ve read the first three books and have enjoyed the storylines, characters, and messages. We own Books 4 through 10 and plan to read them. […]