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
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!
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…..
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
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 winter… Continue reading Duct tape + cardboard = family entertainment
A quick glimpse at practically any clothing store and you can quickly determine there are some very skimpy styles out there. Skintight and short tops. Sheer clothing is very popular right now. Cleavage-bearing tops and booty hugging bottoms grace the racks of both stores and females of all ages alike. And if you are like me… Continue reading Modest swimsuit options for girls, 'tweens, and teens
Conversation between my nine year old son and seven year old daughter. Son: “You will have a husband someday.” Daughter:” I know.” Son: “You will have to kiss him.” Daughter: “I know.” Son: “I think its gross. Even if I have to do it.” Daughter laughs at her brother. “It is gross, Mommy and Daddy… Continue reading Kisses
I was up before the sun. My entire family was still sleeping. Even though I was tired I was able to get a ham and turkey cooking. I was able to make some lasagna for the church potluck. The fruits and veggies are cut and ready to serve for the potluck. Since I had time… Continue reading Sunday morning musings: Chocolate makes it all better
MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?
Even though this picture is from two years ago, I still remember the day clearly. It was a hot summer day and things were not going my way at all. I was cranky and frustrated with the children because nobody seemed to be listening. However, by the time nap time rolled around I had… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words