31 Days: Date Night

Two words for you today: Date. Night. Two more words: Do. It. It doesn’t matter what or where or when, just set one up, get out, and enjoy yourselves! Disclaimer: I know it’s not always easy to make this happen. We’ve been in that place –...

31 Days: Picture This… {And 31 Days of Thanks!}

There is one simple activity that has brought me to a place of true gratitude for my family more than almost anything else: Looking through pictures. I find this to be especially true after a family trip, a big birthday party, or even a field trip with the...

31 Days: Give Them Space to Be Kids

I like to watch HGTV. I especially love the shows where people are renovating their current house and/or looking for a new one. I am fascinated by what people are looking for in a home, maybe even more so because we just went through this process! As I’ve...

31 Days: A Change in Discipline

No, I’m not touching on the topic of disciplining your child today! We’re talking about a whole different kind of discipline for the whole family! I’m over at the Tommy Nelson blog today, reflecting on the changes that come with fall and the impact...

31 Days: Let Them See You Kiss!

I want our children to see The Hubby and I as more than just parents. The Hubby is obviously more than the father of my children to me, but do the kids know this? Do they see us interact in ways other than our parenting roles? Our children need to see the other...

31 Days: Don’t Take It To the Limit

A major component of having a strong family is knowing its weaknesses. But let’s not think of them as weaknesses today – let’s call them limits. And we all have them. I get very crabby when I’m tired. Sleepless nights are my norm right now with...