Category: Family Life

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Oh, July.  With your billion degree temperatures, million percent humidity, and promise of school starting next month.  You make me so nostalgic for the glory days of May.  Way back when it wasn’t so hot and the kids were in school and we had some […]

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

Have you ever experienced that when your kids get up in the morning and it’s like they are bigger than they were the night before? Sometimes along this journey of motherhood I am honestly shocked by the ways my kids have grown and changed.  When […]

The Beginning of Our Story

The Beginning of Our Story

When I think of the absolutely crazy way Greg and I first met and how very wrong it all could have gone, two things happen.  First, I just have to laugh. Then, I thank God from the bottom of my heart that the plan He […]

The Wonder of Wonder Woman

The Wonder of Wonder Woman

True confessions… I am not a huge fan of superhero movies.  In fact, unless it can’t be helped (i.e., a teenage boy is sick and is binge-watching Avengers in the family room), I pretty much avoid them like the plague. Enter Gal Gadot and Patty […]

What to Do With All the Art Projects?!

What to Do With All the Art Projects?!

Drowning in Art Moms!!  What do we even do with all of the precious masterpieces our kiddos bring home from school?  If your kids are anything like mine, they bring home these amazing wonders of paper, paint, and glue and expect you to keep them […]

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 2}

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 2}

So, you’ve got a bunch of kids and you could really use a vacation?  And you mean you want to care for your marriage and go it alone with your spouse?  Good for you!!!  I’m so proud of  you! Now, if you follow along here […]

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 1}

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 1}

Holy Moses.  Greg and I just got back from a whirlwind trip up to Chicago and St. Louis.  We combined a little “us time” with a little “family time” and we did it without our kids in tow.  And you know what? It. Was. Fabulous.  […]

Boring Dining Room to GREAT Kids’ Room!

Boring Dining Room to GREAT Kids’ Room!

Otherwise known as… We Finally Use that Room in Our House Now! Just FYI…this post contains affiliate links.  If you buy anything after clicking through from here, I earn a few cents.  Thanks! We have lived in our house for almost six and a half […]

So Many Mamas to Love!

So Many Mamas to Love!

Happy Mother’s Day from me and my brood!! “Mothers are not the nameless, faceless stereotypes who appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set to prose, but women who have been dealt a hand for life and play each card one […]

The Last Kindergarten Program (sniff…sniff…)

The Last Kindergarten Program (sniff…sniff…)

Last night, I went to the last kindergarten program that one of my children will participate in.  And the gravity of that statement didn’t hit me until about 10 minutes into the sweet photo slideshow that started off the program.  All of a sudden, there […]