Sunday, August 30, 2015

Food for the Body, Food for the Soul #3

After the stress of the first week of school and the resuming of most after school activities, I am preaching to the choir with this post.  But I figure, what better way to remind myself to be kind and cheerful than to write it out.  So this one's from the heart...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Easy Dog Bone Recipe...Happy Birthday, Summer!

Happy Day After National Dog Day!!!  In honor of our precious pooch, I am posting today about her recent birthday celebration and sharing a yummy recipe for peanut butter dog bones.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Power of Authentic Tasks...Date Night

A few weeks ago, Carson came to me and told me he and Jonah wanted to give us a date night.  He said he knew we didn't get to go out that much, and he wanted to be able to give us an in-house date.  I had no idea what those two had up their sleeves.  Here is how it played out.

They asked me to take them grocery shopping so I took them to Trader Joe's so they could buy the ingredients they needed.  Their restaurant was going to specialize in soups and sandwiches, so they built their shopping list around the entrees they would be offering.  They even wanted to buy items for appetizers.  Who was I to argue?  

They hung these streamers in the doorway between the kitchen and the dining room.  They explained that they didn't want us to be able to see them cooking while we were enjoying our dinner.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why I Wore What I Wore Wednesday...I Will Never Be That Mom

Why I Wore What I Wore Wednesday...and Why I Will Never Be That Mom

I wanted to do a WIWW post this week, but as I looked back through my pictures from the last few weeks, this is what I found.

...Krispie Kreme hats...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Food for the Body, Food for the Soul #2

A few weeks ago I posted my first Food for the Body, Food for the Soul post. It was so helpful to me to review my sermon notes and be able to summarize them into a few sentences that would stay with me throughout the week.  This week, I have a new installment of food for the soul from Sunday's sermon, Making Headlines. It was so amazing.  I think we spent most of the sermon standing on our feet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An Organized Craft Closet and Why Now's the Time

Cleaning out and organizing often comes on the heels of frustration.  When you've thrown up your hands in exasperation because you can't find what you need to finish a project, or you go to the store to buy something you thought you were out of only to find a stash of that something in the back of the closet.

This organization project was born out of just that--FRUSTRATION.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Boys in the Kitchen and a Free Printable

As the summer is drawing to a close (really? how did that happen?!), I find myself searching for things to do with my kids that involve using their brains.  And last week I was so excited to come up with an idea that encouraged teamwork, reading, math, and basic common sense.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Me Time and a Giveaway!

Me time.  When you hear those two little words, do you wonder, what's that?  Is me time a distant memory?  Do you feel guilty about having me time?

I'm with you.  As a busy mom of three boys, I totally get how difficult it is to find time for yourself.  But let me tell you, the benefits far outweigh the struggle it may take to make it happen.  Below, find three reasons I believe me time is so important, and some suggestions I have to carve out time for it.