Smile at Me

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  Mother Teresa Lost in my thoughts, I moved from counter to table and table to counter as I was hurrying to get dinner on the table.  I wasn’t mad or happy.  I was simply in […]

Memories Wrapped In Fall

(My mom making fall arrangements with my oldest son in 2008) Eager to spread my wings and fly, I graduated my senior year of high school 6 months early in December of 1994.  My high school sweetheart, now my husband, graduated the prior June, and I was ready to join him in “the real world”.  […]

A Letter To My Son – When Life is Tough

“Hey, Mom, can we talk?” “Hey, Mom, I have to talk to you about some stuff.” “Hey, Mom, wanna chat tonight?” I hear this daily from one of my children.  I have another child who just talks when he needs to talk.  But one feels the need to let me know he needs my attention. […]

The Struggle With Struggle

Photo courtesy of Dave Dunford “I can’t do it.  It’s too hard!” “Yes you can do it.  You are a big boy.  You can get your pajamas on all by yourself.” I could hear the cries reverberating down the hallway as my husband worked with our 3-year-old in an effort to help our son gain […]

How to Organize All Your Kids Stuff

The beginning of a new school year allows a little more time for us to get our homes in order. Here is a system we use for organizing some of the kids’ items that works well for us. When we deal with the clutter in our homes, our minds can focus a little bit better. […]

When Life Takes A Hard Turn

************Today’s post is a guest post from a friend of mine, Kathryn Jackson, from Atlanta.  No introduction I can write is adequate to capture the beauty of her soul.  I first met Kathryn through mutual friends.  We were planning to homeschool our children, we had 2 toddlers and were done having kids.  Until God brought the […]