A Lesson Learned: Thirsty


  I have a confession to make.  Since finishing 2 very intense, grueling, wonderful Bible studies at the end of May, I have hardly spent any time reading my Bible. Sure I have gleaned encouragement in my faith by reading this book and a little of this one.  And I have asked myself why I believe what I believe after reading this one (even though I disagreed with some of it). But I … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday: MyJobChart.com


  As our kids get older, instilling responsibility and a hard work ethic is one of our top priorities.  That’s why I was so excited to find out about this 21st century method of managing chores, allowances, and more!  The best part is…it’s free! My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for organizing and motivating your kids to learn first hand … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday: Motherhood on a Dime


Looking for the best deals on all things motherhood...groceries, diapers, restaurants???  Look no further than Motherhood on a Dime!  Stacie, who I recently had the wonderful privilege of meeting in real life, does an amazing job sharing not only deals, but practical and encouraging ways to be good stewards of what we've been given (not only financially, but all blessings bestowed upon … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

picture schedule

There were so many wonderful ideas shared last week (28 of them to be exact)!  I had such a hard time deciding which ones to share because they were all amazing.  But here goes... As a former first grade teacher, I've seen a variety of picture schedules in my day.  But I have NEVER seen any drawn on sticks!  A Happy Wanderer shows you how to make your very own {unique} picture schedule.  You … [ Keep reading… ]

“Better than Naptime” Cake


  This is the. best. cake. I've. ever. had.  I'm not a huge fan of cake normally because I don't really care for icing.  The Cool Whip topping on this cake makes it feel light and utterly delicious. My friend Beth first introduced me to it a couple years ago...though she called it, uh, a different name.  A name I don't feel comfortable typing (I'll give you a hint...it starts with an … [ Keep reading… ]

Icy “I Spy”


We've done several variations of "I Spy" activities..."I Spy" bottles, "I Spy" mats, and an "I Spy" Magnifying Glass.  This fun variation, however, adds a sensory element using ice cubes. Here's what you'll need:  ice cube trays, water, food coloring, ziptop bags, and small trinkets (pennies, googly eyes, small letters or numbers, paperclips, etc).   1.  Fill the ice cube trays with water … [ Keep reading… ]