I am so honored to have my long-time friend, Laine Schmidt, sharing her encouragement with you today! This gal is amazing! She is a pastor's wife, Middle School teacher, actress, incredible mom of 2 boys, and now licensed Life Coach. Her heart to help people make their goals and dreams come true … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Rock at Being a Working Mom
(This post contains some affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure HERE. Thank you SO much for supporting my family and me!) It's that time again! It's My Favorite Things Summer Giveaway time! Can anyone else believe it's summertime? Not me! Although my hair can. The humidity is taking … [Read more...] about Favorite Things Summer Giveaway and Blog Hop!
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! This special day falls on the Tuesday of the first FULL week of May every year. It is an awesome opportunity to honor the men and women who work so hard to educate our kids! I have a super simple way you can do just that - without spending a ton of … [Read more...] about Last-Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea – FREE Printable
When I became a mom I was completely unprepared for how challenging it would be to keep my cool when things did not go my way. I often fell apart when his diaper exploded all over the beautiful crib sheets. I fussed when he got sick. I complained when he didn't take a nap and I didn't get a … [Read more...] about The Power of the Word ‘But’ for Moms
I taught 2nd grade for 4 years and then preschool for 4 (and still going!). I remember spending all my money on supplies and special projects and being at the school late at night creating bulletin boards and grading papers. I remember praying for my students and their families and looking … [Read more...] about 10 Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Don’t Cost a Thing
I am fairly certain I would not have survived becoming a mother without my mom and my husband’s mom. The day of Noah’s birth was one that we had all been waiting for and praying about for a very long time. I had struggled with infertility for over 4 years, so my pregnancy was a complete gift from … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Be the Best Mom of Grown-Up Kids
Mother's Day is around the corner and I found so many cute FREE Printable gift ideas I could not resist sharing them with you. Maybe you will find something here to make for a mom friend, grandma, class parent, mother-in-law, etc. to bless their day! Get those Kindness Antennae on, ladies! … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Printables
*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience! Thank you for supporting this site and my family! See my full disclosure HERE!* I feel the need to put a MASSIVE disclaimer on this post! I am not a makeup expert. This little routine I have created over the last several years is missing … [Read more...] about My Everyday Makeup Routine – Only 5 Minutes!
When I first started this blog over 7 years ago, I posted an Easter morning scavenger hunt printable (with a surprise ending - see it HERE) that so many of you have enjoyed and used over the years! I cannot even tell you what a privilege it is to help make your homes happy. It's why I do what I … [Read more...] about Christ-Centered Easter Morning Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers – FREE Printable!
I am always looking for ways to bless the teachers who pour into my kids every day of the week! These precious people work so hard and are so faithful! They deserve some chocolate. ;-) When I saw these adorable little individually wrapped bunny chocolates from Ghiradelli, I knew they would be a … [Read more...] about Easter Treat Tag for Teachers – FREE Printable
This FREE printable is the result of lying in bed for hours dreaming about ways to make clever Easter puns. You're welcome. :-) I thought it would be a cute little treat to give out to neighbors, classmates, Sunday School, or even the grocery store cashier! Enjoy! *Click HERE for your FREE … [Read more...] about Christ-Centered Easter Treat Tag – FREE Printable
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting this site and my family! See my full disclosure here. I love putting together Easter baskets for my boys. Sometimes I struggle, though, with the idea of filling up their Easter baskets with a bunch of items that … [Read more...] about Christ-Centered Easter Basket Ideas
Last night I crawled into bed with Jethro and I told him the story of his birthday. It's never an easy story for me to tell, as his birth began one of the hardest seasons I have ever faced. I told him that Mr. B. and I woke up super early for my scheduled C-section. We got to the hospital and … [Read more...] about 5 Years Ago Was the Hardest Season I Have Ever Faced
I love everything about the cross. It is the most beautiful and bittersweet reminder of what the Lord has done for us so that we can be with Him in heaven one day. And not only that, but the cross helps me remember how to live my own life! Philippians 2:8 says, "He was obedient to the point of … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Cross Crafts for Easter
Thank you to Chesapeake Bay Candle for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own! Life with little ones is full of snuggles and giggles and fun. But it is also loud and messy and busy! And when it gets loud, messy, and busy, it can be challenging for me to feel peace or … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Encourage a Peaceful Home (and a GIVEAWAY!)