Category: Family Life

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

I was a 15 year-old sophomore in high school when my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  That is quite a milestone, isn’t it?  Even at such a young age, I remember feeling the importance of it.  Looking back, it seems like such a long […]

Words.  What Can Our Kids Control?

Words. What Can Our Kids Control?

Picture this scenario.  Kid A teases Kid B in an off the cuff, flippant manner.  Kid B, who has been having a hard day to start with, bites Kid A’s head off.  For reasons Kid A can’t even begin to understand, what started as joke […]

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Hey there, my oldest.  My firstborn.  How is it possible that you are a senior in high school already?  Is it super cliche of me to ask where the time has gone?  Probably.  That’s OK, though, because I’m going to ask myself that very question […]

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

It’s August!  School is starting soon and life is about to get really crazy, am I right?  Well, today, I’m sharing with you a few tips and tricks for monthly (yes, I said monthly) menu planning that will make your life so much easier. Yes, […]

Cruising on Disney Without Kids? Yes, Please!

Cruising on Disney Without Kids? Yes, Please!

Greg and I just returned from our anniversary cruise a couple days ago.  To say that we had an amazing time?  Well, that would be an egregious understatement, although probably not surprising.  What might surprise you, though, was that we cruised on the Disney Cruise […]

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

When I was a girl of 21, I stood at the altar of a beautiful church with a handsome boy and vowed to be his wife.  I vowed to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  I […]

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

I remember learning how to use the VCR remote when I was a kid.  It was amazing how much control that little device gave me!  If I was scared, I could fast forward.  When there was a part of the movie that I loved or […]

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon.  With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some!  This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be happily hosting 40+ people for Easter, I would’ve questioned your sanity.  However, for the last several years, that’s exactly what I’ve done! Since living here in Jacksonville for the past 15 years, we’ve had […]

5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

I would say that, in general, our family is very healthy.  And thank the good Lord for it!  But, sure enough, every year when March rolls around, one of the kids will inevitably get sick.  And in a family of six people, that could very […]