Beat Holiday Stress: Why November is the Perfect Time to Plan for Christmas

What is your least favourite month of the year? Mine used to be November. Why? Because November feels dreary. November feels like an in between-Thanksgiving-and-Christmas, useless kind of a month during which the dormant, brown grass becomes a reflection of what I feel inside - not alive, not dead, just somewhat depressed while I wait... Continue Reading →

Why You’ll Never Regret Obeying God

“Is that you, God?” How do you know whether a random thought that pops into your head is from God? What do you do when that random thought is so absurd that you seriously doubt it could be God? Obeying God Isn’t a Science. It seems to me that: Recognizing God's voice and obeying God... Continue Reading →

Welcome, my dear readers, to this blog update! If you've been following my blog, you've already noticed by now that I've posted a few book reviews in addition to my usual life experience stories. Why I am posting book reviews: 1. I love to read meaningful books that make me think and also touch my... Continue Reading →

Fish in a Tree (Parent Review)

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fish in a Tree was the first book that my son and I read and then discussed for our mother/son book club; and we both loved it!If you want to share a book with your child that paints a beautiful picture... Continue Reading →

Stones of Time: The Shenanigans Series (Parent Review)

Stones of Time: The Shenanigans Series, Book Two by Andreas Oertel My rating: 3 of 5 stars (Warning: Ending spoiler.)Stones of Time is a time-travel middle grade adventure that combines historical fact with fantasy. Its characters enjoy the natural banter of siblings and friends amidst a plot of mystery and action as they work collectively... Continue Reading →

How to (Realistically) Create a Successful School Morning Routine

Ready or not, school is in full swing. In the past (and likely, again, in the future), I have had a hard time creating a successful school morning routine. Mornings at our house have been a tad ugly: We lounge too long on the couch before breakfast. (Slothfulness is a problem I’ve devoted an entire... Continue Reading →

Are You Tired and Stressed? Read This and Have a Good Laugh

I get it. It seems there are a million-and-one things screaming for our attention every day. We get tired. We're overwhelmed, and we're stressed-out. When we've reached the end of our unraveling rope, (and even then, I believe God works in our weaknesses) it's encouraging to hear stories - especially funny ones - about other... Continue Reading →

How to Find Balance: My Story of Sugar Vs. Community

Can Someone Tell Me How to Find Balance? I used to be a no-sugar Mom. Have you ever fed your kids sugar and then watched (with horror) as your sweet angels morphed into sugar-crazed Tasmanian devils? I have. "So, what?" you may say. "Kids run around in hyper-drive for an hour and then they crash. We've all been... Continue Reading →

Do You Believe in Miracles? I Do. Here’s Why.

At first, I wasn’t pregnant; then, I was. Simple. At least, that’s how it seemed when I first found out I was pregnant with my oldest child. Beliefs Change As my pregnancy progressed, however, I began reading books on how my baby was growing. I learned more about the workings of each delicate part that... Continue Reading →

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