parenting · Uncategorized

Mama-take a break! You deserve it!

Beep. Beep. Beep. 3:40 my husband’s alarm went off Its spring break here. My kids were all sleeping. Silence. Solitude. I knew I would have at least three hours before my kids woke up for the day. Instead of falling back asleep I took full advantage of the quiet time.  My body was aching for…… Continue reading Mama-take a break! You deserve it!

Christianity · parenting

Don’t take today for granted

Spring break has arrived. We still have areas of three feet of snow. So much for spring, eh? So today we are inside. The house is hopping. We have an old child VHS tape playing “Songs from yesteryear or something like that…” My two year old is happier than can be sitting on the couch…… Continue reading Don’t take today for granted

Living with food allergies

Hope for peanut allergy sufferers?

In 2009 my son (then nine months old) was diagnosed with several food allergies.  He has since outgrown all of them except for his peanut allergy. We have had to adjust our lives accordingly to ensure his safety. We read labels. We know which restaurants are safe. We never assume. We are aware of possible cross…… Continue reading Hope for peanut allergy sufferers?

frugality · parenting · Uncategorized

Eating healthy on a budget!

Eating healthy on a budget? Is that even possible? YES! Healthy food can be expensive. Therefore, it can be difficult to eat well when you’re on a tight budget. However, there are many ways to save money and still eat whole, single-ingredient foods. Take a look at some of these powerhouse super foods packed with…… Continue reading Eating healthy on a budget!

Christianity · parenting · Uncategorized

But I had plans…..

I slept in this morning until 5:41. I knew I had a lot to do today, but figured I would still be able to get it all done. Early mornings are my best time to get things done because nobody is awake to distract me. I did my typical morning routine. Made Brian’s lunch. Put…… Continue reading But I had plans…..

parenting · Uncategorized

Duct tape + cardboard = family entertainment

  Northern Michigan. Winter time. Sounds cold, right?  Winter tends to get really cold and snowy.  By January of this year we already had close to seven feet of snow and with it being March we have had many more since then. However, living in a cold climate does not mean being stuck inside all…… Continue reading Duct tape + cardboard = family entertainment