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Encouraging Children to “First Observe, Then Serve”

Encouraging Children to “First Observe, Then Serve”

I mentioned on Instagram that we decided to stop the “Family Economy System” in our home, which basically consisted of paying our children for doing chores around the house so that they could learn money management skills.  I do think teaching children hard work and […]

2018 Word of the Year

2018 Word of the Year

This year I have chosen “Essential” as my word of the year. I love this quote from D. Todd Christopherson, “Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential.” Below is a list of the actions I have selected as my […]

2017 Word of the Year Recap

2017 Word of the Year Recap

Last year I chose “Outside” for my word of the year.  My youngest at the time was 4 and I was expecting our fourth child in October.  I really wanted to take advantage of being able to adventure with my kids before having to worry […]

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

I love the challenge of decorating a room without spending an arm and a leg! Aside from the furniture (which is all secondhand) everything I purchased to decorate this room came from either Ross, Homegoods, Tuesday Morning, IKEA, Target, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Etsy or […]

A Dozen Toys My Kids (and their friends) Never Tire of Playing With!

A Dozen Toys My Kids (and their friends) Never Tire of Playing With!

When it comes to toys I am a major believer in investing in Quality and Quantity! When I say quantity I do not mean lots of different toys, I mean purchasing enough of one quality item that your children can have a really meaningful play […]

A Festive Front Porch For Halloween

A Festive Front Porch For Halloween

I love Autumn, and Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine, but I’m not a big fan of scary things.  My husband and children on the other hand LOVE all of the creepy Halloween goodness this time of year! Soooo… when my kids […]

5 Things You’ll Find in My Church Bag

5 Things You’ll Find in My Church Bag

Today I’m sharing 5 things that I keep in my church bag to make sitting quietly through church a little bit easier for my kids. (For anyone wondering I bought this bag from Target online, almost 4 years ago! It has served me so, so […]

Teaching Self-Reliance in Our Homes

Teaching Self-Reliance in Our Homes

Last month I was asked to speak to my church congregation about teaching self-reliance in our homes. I thought I’d share my talk here as well…   “There are many principals of self-reliance, both physical and spiritual. Today I have felt impressed to speak on […]