Activities at school are winding up for the end of the year. It's fun to see what the kids have been working on in their classes. We also had such incredible weather this week that we actually got to break out the shorts!Read More
I think I started noticing the Bible journaling trend about a year ago. I'd scroll through Pinterest or Instagram and see these beautiful doodles, drawings, and hand lettered pages in Bibles and wonder how in the world people became so creative.
Obviously it's because we were created by the most creative being ever but I still wonder who was sitting with their Bible one day and decided, "I'm going to color in this."Read More
Inspired by one of my favorite blogs I thought it would be a great idea to look back each week at those things that brought me the most joy. This is far too fitting for my blog to ignore the idea so I look forward to posting these each week!
1. Emails from readers
I obviously don't have pictures of these but I got several this week from readers thanking me for the post about self-care. It's clearly a topic a lot of us forget is so important and many of you really appreciated me being honest about how I feel when I forget to take care of myself. I love hearing from all of you and building a relationship with my readers. I'm here to help you learn to find joy in the every day and you bring me joy when you take time to read what I have to say. Keep sending those messages and sharing what you love with me!Read More
Imagine yourself trying to finish up the breakfast dishes and get a few other items prepped for the rest of the day. You've got noodles on the stove, a sink full of soapy water, and a cast iron pan drying in the oven. Then the kids start yelling at each other. Again. In the last ten minutes you've broken up at least six fights. He's sitting on her cushion. This one wants the Duplo that the other one has been stacking for a good twenty minutes. She's tired of getting stinky boy feet stuck in her face. You don't want to yell but inside you feel yourself screaming. The house needs a change of pace but you don't have anything ready. What do you do?
This is exactly where I found myself last week. I don't know what had gotten in to them but they were extra touchy about everything the others did. There were rarely any behaviors that were truly meant to cause hurt feelings but everyone seemed on edge. I knew something needed to pull them out of their funk so I searched the kitchen and found this:Read More