Waking up FOR Your Kids and not TO Them

Every morning I wake up at 6:30. No one else is up. I grab my phone, sometimes my computer and head straight for my closet. It’s not pretty. Seriously. Not. Pretty. But it’s a decent sized space and houses a little canvas box full of books, a Bible, journals and a mechanical pencil or two […]

Shoebox Blitz in New York City

I am in New York City right now! NEW YORK CITY! I’m here with Operation Christmas Child as part of a SUPER COOL promotion that is literally going to canvas New York City with Shoeboxes! In fact, we are going to be outside the Today Show and Good Morning America today! So, please turn on […]

Letter H

Here we go again…I pick another scripture that begins with a word that doesn’t even say the letter! How is “HONOR” a good “H” word? Oh, well. I certainly couldn’t let the letter H pass without using this verse. Every child should know this verse, right?! We did a hippo because Lydia loved hippos when […]


Quilted Color Match Game For Tots by Frugal Family Fun Blog {even if you don’t quilt, you could do this with paper or something!} Silhouette Giveaway at Infarrantly Creative {I. want. this. Ends tonight!!} Pippa’s Poetic Debut at Jodilightful {such a sweet encouraging post!} Bento Box Basics from Once Upon A Holiday Summer Kids Crafts: […]

Summer Camp: fyi@iyk

Cardboard Campfire by Family Corner (hat tip to Muffin Tin Mom!) Camping Out at Home by Modern Mami {so fun and sweet!} Jam Jar Lanterns at Craftzine {reminds me of lightning bugs!} Campfire Cake at Family Fun A Camp Out Birthday by Random Thoughts of a SuperMom {how cool is this? it would even be […]

Top Ten {Tuesday}: Summer things to do with the kids

It’s funny… we’re not even “in school” right now, but I’m already in summer mode!  I looked over the calendar this weekend, and the summer is already packed with trips to the beach, church conferences, and other summery-activities, and I started thinking about what I’d like to do with the boys this summer in between […]


Edible Science Experiment: Making Butter and Whipped Cream at Make and Takes {Lydia just asked me if we could make butter!} Mothering Daughters by Kristen at We Are THAT Family {filing this away…but not for too long!} Bible Verses on Creation Care {good insight on Earth Day} Spring Audio Books by Let’s Explore {great suggestions} […]