Author: bethwilliby

19 Reasons

19 Reasons

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary. 19 years on the 19th!! I’d make some joke about how that can’t be possible because I’m just so young, but I guarantee you it most certainly is possible. Yep. I was a 21 year-old bride and he was […]

My Offering

My Offering

As I was riding in the car the other day, Ike Ndolo‘s song, Offering, popped up on Spotify.  As I listened with one ear and used most of my concentration supervising my teenaged chauffeur, one line really jumped out at me. Jesus, bread of life, bread […]

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

If you ever have the chance to go cruising on the Disney Cruise Line, you should 100% absolutely, positively take it! Is that enough of a ringing endorsement?  Because, if not, then you should definitely keep reading. Our family just got back from a totally […]

Giving Arbonne a Whirl

Giving Arbonne a Whirl

I’ll admit it.  I’m a bit of a serial monogamist when it comes to my skincare and makeup routines.  Every so often, I find that one amazing new product that I absolutely love and then it’s all I use for the next one to five […]

Easy Peasy Pasta Salad – Supper in One Bowl!

Easy Peasy Pasta Salad – Supper in One Bowl!

Seriously.  If I have to hear/answer the question “What’s for supper?” one more time this summer… I’m gonna scream!  Unfortunately, it’s only June 4th.  Which means I foresee a lot more answering that question AND screaming in my future.  How about you? Today’s recipe for […]

It’s Fine.  I’m Fine.  Everything’s Fine.

It’s Fine. I’m Fine. Everything’s Fine.

Greetings from my little corner of Crazy Town!! Seriously, man, things around here have been absolutely bananas lately!  I think I’ve already adequately discussed how May is the new December, so I won’t yank your chain any more about all that.  But there are a […]

Mary, Mother of the Church

Mary, Mother of the Church

Feature photo credit Happy (new) feast day to my fellow Catholics!  Today, for the very first time, we get to celebrate the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. For all of the official readings and teachings concerning this new feast day, […]

Mom Hacks: Housekeeping Edition

Mom Hacks: Housekeeping Edition

Just in time for the weekend, here’s the last in our series of amazing Mom Hacks!  Of course, you don’t have to be a mom to use this list (or the self-care list, either).  These housekeeping hacks are super handy to have around no matter […]

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

It’s one of the “givens” of childhood, I think, that kids can depend on their moms.  An attitude of “Don’t worry, Mom’s got this” is not only natural, but healthy!  Kids should be able to depend on their moms to get them out of sticky […]

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

One of my very favorite things is to witness women helping women.  And in today’s installment of Mom Hacks, you get just that. I put out the call on Facebook for the best sanity saving hacks involving managing family life.  I wasn’t sure quite what […]