31 Days: Catch Them Doing Good

I wrote a post two years ago about Big J being “caught being good” at preschool and I’m still a big fan of this concept. I think I spend WAY too much time as a parent catching my children doing something wrong and correcting or disciplining as...

31 Days: Make Memories with Extended Family

Today’s post is late because we were actually doing this family tie! The Hubby had two days off, so we drove up to visit his parents and celebrate his dad’s birthday! It was spur of the moment and his dad was totally surprised – great fun for all of...

31 Days: Mom’s {or Dad’s} Night Out

It was all his idea. We had just moved to a new house in a new city. There’s a lot of stress that comes along with a move, especially with three kiddos. He knew I needed some time. Some quiet. He sent me off to Starbucks to write. I didn’t even know how...

31 Days: Out With the Bad!

As parents, it is our job to know what is influencing our family. It is also our job to manage those influences to provide the best environment for our children, spouse, and ourself! I will not pretend we can shelter our children from every negative influence in the...

31 Days: Watch What Goes IN Your Mouth

Can I talk a little about our families and food today? Most of this series so far has been about heart and head stuff – things we say and do with our children and spouse. I’m discovering some things about strengthening our families through our stomachs! It...

31 Days: Step Away From the iPhone

I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. Moms and dads: We need to put down our iPhones {or other electronic devices} more often. Period. I mention the iPhone as an example because it is a blessing and a curse to me. I can get directions, find phone...