2016 · August · Life · Life Copes

A Gratitude Challenge: Seeing the Little Things in Life

Sometimes it’s difficult to notice the small things in our lives that are blessings we should be grateful for. The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge can help us focus on the every day blessings instead of waiting for the big ones to come along

2016 · July · Recipes · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

Welcome back!! The boys have arrived for our second round of summer of fun and today we’re making ice cream. I remember making ice cream with my gramma or was it with mama, either way I remember. We used one of those old fashioned ice cream makers. The one that used rock salt and then you…… Continue reading Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

2016 · July · Life · Life Copes · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time Go- Caught in a Financial UH-OH – 4 Great Ideas to Help

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out our finances. I don’t mind telling you, sometimes things get way left or way right and we end up facing some tight times. We’ve hit a couple of really bad bumps  monstrous mountains over the last six months and our…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time Go- Caught in a Financial UH-OH – 4 Great Ideas to Help

2016 · June · Life · Life Copes

What Anger Does at Sundown

When you’re holding onto anger, stop and ask yourself what the deeper feeling may be that you’re unaware of. Anger is often a surface emotion for another feeling we don’t want to acknowledge. I found this gem of a post about anger and just had to share it with you.

2016 · June · Life · Life Copes · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time Go- The 3 Be’s of Support

There are times in life where we just need to be. Where we can’t DO anything or SAY anything because neither of those things would help. Have you ever read the book of Job? In a nutshell, it’s about a man who has it all: family, a good reputation, a good home, respect from the…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time Go- The 3 Be’s of Support

2016 · June · Life · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

There was a time when I was told I may never have children. I was devastated to say the least. After many years of infertility treatments, emotional anguish, and nights of lost sleep, my body said enough is enough and I gave up my dream of every being a mom. THE DAY I told my…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 : Weekend Update – Hey Mom, We’re YAMPING

I believe my youngest was 18 months old the last time we camped; just a short time before his dad and I split. We loved camping. Everything about it. The outdoors, the smell of breakfast cooking over an open flame, the hiking, sleeping in a tent, sitting around the fire, seeing so many stars, EVERYTHING!

We were regulars. We often camped two, three, or more times a summer.

2016 · Blogging · Getting 2 Know U · June · Life · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time Go – A Blogfest

As many of you know, my boys split their summer time between my home and their dad’s home. Well, guess what? This is their dad’s time 😦 so summer of fun activities are on hold for now Booooooooo!!! BUT I thought this would be a great time to continue my where does the time go…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time Go – A Blogfest

2016 · June · Life · Life Copes · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016: Life Happens; Roll With It

Today was a bust! At least when it came to our activity it was. As it often does, life got in the way. We started off really strong; we spun the wheel and water gun fight came up! We were all looking forward to it and then….LIFE HAPPENED. There was a heartbreaking phone call from…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016: Life Happens; Roll With It

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 2: 13 Reasons We Should Be Reading Aloud To & With Teens

Do you read to your children? Do they read to you? Oh the little’ens for sure, right? What about your older kids? Do you read to them aloud? Do they read to you aloud? Why am I asking these questions? It’s not to be nosy or to make anyone feel bad. Honestly, I ask because…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 2: 13 Reasons We Should Be Reading Aloud To & With Teens