Sunday, June 10, 2012

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Have you heard of this book? 
I recently started reading it, and I think EVERY father with a daughter should read it! 

She has also written: 

which I think I would love to read!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Without God

Friday, April 20, 2012

Snack Ideas for Pregnant Women

Put away the junk food and add these yummy, delicious snacks!! Parent Connect posted a great list of healthy food snacks for those preggys out there.  

  • Apple slices spread with Laughing Cow cheese.
  • Homemade muffins made with grated carrots or zucchini.
  • A smoothie made with fresh blueberries, plain non-fat yogurt and half of a banana.
  • Cottage cheese with fresh strawberries or peaches.
  • Air-popped popcorn sprinkled with Chinese Five Spice blend.
  • Peaches or nectarines dipped in light cream cheese.
  • Baked tortilla chips and salsa.
  • Celery slices smothered in peanut butter.
  • A frozen tube of Go-GURT (portable yogurt).
  • Bell pepper slices dipped in low-fat ranch dressing.
  • Homemade trail mix. Just throw some nuts, dried cranberries, coconut flakes (and some mini chocolate chips for balance) into a zipper bag and shake.
  • Pita chips and hummus.
  • Chicken salad on a whole wheat roll.
  • Frozen grapes.
  • A parfait made with low-fat yogurt, fresh berries and some granola.
  • String cheese (and a few crackers if you want).

Meal Sign-Up

Meal Train is a neat website that allows you to organize a meal drop-off plan for your friends who are in need of some TLC.  Recently, my friend was in the hospital for surgery, and the neighborhood gals organized a meal drop-off through the website Meal Train that sets up a calendar for organizing who can bring what on which day.   It was a great and simple way for us to sign up and schedule drop-offs for our friend and her family at their home during recovery.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ways to Love

Friday, April 13, 2012


We've been having issues with lying with our 5 year old.. I like what Dr. Sears says in his article, "11 Ways to Raise a Truthful Child."

If you create an atmosphere in your home and an attitude within your child that honesty is the best policy and the child's truthful self is really the nicest person to be around, you are well on your way to building trust and avoiding dishonesty.

(See full article HERE

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


We are loving BOZ in our home right now!! Great DVDs, packed with character-building, christ-centered stories... and great songs too!!! This is one of few shows that I feel comfortable letting our little girls watch.  Check out their site!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Expecting? Get Your Little Ones Involved

Before the big day of delivery, your little ones can prepare for their baby sibling to come home.  Making a card and a gift for the baby's birth-day is super fun.  They can wrap it and decorate their card and present.  And during delivery, while they are with their relatives, your little ones can bake and decorate cookies to celebrate!

Traveling Overseas, Antibiotics

My doctor was talking about her family trip to Barcelona, Spain.  She described the adventures she and her family had on a cruise.  However, on the trip, her son became terribly sick and was getting worse.  It was extremely tedious searching and finding the nearest hospital and getting antibiotics for her youngest child. 

To save yourself the hassle next time you travel, be prepared and ask your pediatrician for a children's antibiotic to take with you in case your son or daughter becomes sick.  It's a dry form that you can add water to when needed.  Pediatricians are absolutely willing to help you get prepared.  

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Encouraging Scripture on Financial Planning

We are called to be good stewards with our money, to get out of debt, to save, to tithe and to invest.  Be encouraged, the Bible has a lot to say about finances.  You and your spouse can pray for God's purpose for your finances.       

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10

12 The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. Deuteronomy 28:12

Making an Effort to Pay Off Debt
7 The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7

Financial Independence
2 Rich and poor have this in common:
The LORD is the Maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2

Financial Independence
27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. Matthew 25:27

Retirement Style
29 The glory of young men is their strength,  
gray hair the splendor of the old. Proverbs 20:29

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keeping Track of Small Toys

Here's an organizing tip for small stuffed animals or action figures, use a shoe-hanging bag!  Works great and easy to access for you and your little ones.  For more of these clever organizing tips, visit HGTV.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Clean, Fun Computer Games for Kids

There's no denying that children are drawn to video games.  It would be nice if there were games out there that were engaging and fun for our children as well as clean and uplifting.  Superbooks is a website with nice graphics and great games that challenge the mind.  Your children are sure to enjoy these fun video games online.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
But by the moments that take our breaths away...


Friday, January 20, 2012

Don't Carpe-Diem

Great article! 
Check it out! ;)

From Huffington Post:

Own Abilities

"If we trust in our own abilities instead of God's, 
we produce consequences for which God will hold us responsible."