The Ultimate List of Advent Books for Kids

Here's a list of 50 of the best Christmas books to help you you create a special tradition for your family. Includes traditional and modern classics, and lists for preschoolers and older children., too!

My favorite part of Christmas is not the gifts, the food, and not even the excuse to fill my house with fresh greenery (although that is high on the list!). For me it’s always been traditions. Be they unique or simple, I love that comforting feeling of doing the same thing at the same time […]

The Secret to Smooth and Silky Pumpkin Pie

the simple steps that take pumpkin pie to the next level

If you’re a pumpkin pie lover, then the texture of traditional pumpkin pie is probably not a problem for you. But then, if you’re a pumpkin pie lover, you may, like me, be intrigued by the idea of taking your pie to the next level. Pumpkin lovers, meet the Smooth and Silky version of Pumpkin […]

The Best Way to Boost Our Kids’ Immune Systems

probiotics are the best thing for kids' immune systems--here's tips for how to feed kids probiotics everyday, if not every meal!

It’s that time of year–when we begin to be hyper aware of attacks on our kids’ immune systems, and wish we could somehow hold our breath in public for the extent of flu season. Alas, there are so many germs flying around–plus the bacteria that reside in our body just waiting for our immune systems […]

My Back Doesn’t Hurt Anymore! (Tummy Team Recap Week 4)

I wasn’t scheduled to blog about my experience with the Tummy Team Core Rehab Program until next week, but ya’ll–I can’t wait to tell you what’s happened! As of this week, I’m pain free!!! It seems to good to be true, but just over a month into the program, the pain in my back is […]

Dispatch from the Doldrums

This week my inner energizer bunny ground to a halt. I’m typically a very driven, high-energy person. I have brainstorms like Alabama has thunderstorms–often several in one day. I go from one thing to the next, my passion keeping me from pausing for very long between each task, my mind nearly always excited about something. […]

Lifestyle Discipleship {for the children}

Lifestyle Discipleship

I wrote this post over a year ago, then somehow forgot it in drafts. I needed to read it today, and hope it encourages you, too! It’s never too early to introduce children to the God who wants to know them personally… Discipling my children has been a passion of mine since before I even […]

Extreme Thrifting: Birthday Edition


Some of us have the thrifting bug worse then others. I definitely have an advanced case. Which is why, when Lydia’s first birthday approached, I left her napping with her daddy and hauled the rest of my crew to the local thrift store to birthday shop. I wanted to get her a doll–I guess that’s […]

From Guilt to Strength {Tummy Team, Week 2 Recap}


Here’s a report on how I’m doing, two weeks into the 8 week online core rehab course from The Tummy Team. You can read why and how I started in this post. I’m super pumped this week because I’ve had some ups and downs but things are a changin’ for the better! Here’s a recap… […]