Celebrating the 4th of July at home? Today, I’m sharing ten 4th of July activities your family and friends will enjoy! One of my favorite 4th of July holiday memories is from when we lived in Tennessee in 2014. Travis was in the Army at the time and we just had three children instead of… Read More 10 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home
We’ve been getting ready for Father’s Day (June 21st) and the kids decided they wanted to make their own Father’s Day craft for Travis. I came up with a creative idea for them to make a DIY Father’s Day card with felt pictures and cheesy expressions. Travis is known for telling his corny dad jokes… Read More Kids’ Father’s Day Cards Perfect for the King of Dad Jokes
Zechariah is five! Where did the time go? Sharing a sweet birthday letter I wrote to my son for his special day. Happy 5th birthday, Zechariah! I can’t believe you’re the BIG five now. I know you are super excited about turning five-years-old. You’ve been talking about it for weeks and now your special day… Read More Happy 5th Birthday, Zechariah!
How are your children different from each other? With my kids, they have many differences that I find fascinating. For instance, Elijah loves heavy metal music, but Michala’s into KPOP. I find this intriguing because both music genres are vastly different! Zhen and Zephaniah are huggers, but Zechariah not so much. “You can have only… Read More How to Love Siblings Equally
In honor of Memorial Day, I made two patriotic wreaths to hang in our home. Both wreaths are also good to be used for Fourth of July wreaths! Every Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday I like to decorate our home and garden with a patriotic theme. This year, I thought I’d try making… Read More Two Patriotic Wreaths for a Festive Door
Here’s a cheap and easy Dollar Tree craft idea my daughter and I created together: a DIY summer wreath for the front door. Keep reading to learn how we made our fruity summer wreath! Dollar Tree (DT) is one of my favorite stores to shop for craft supplies. I love that the prices are inexpensive… Read More DIY Dollar Tree Craft Idea: Fruity Summer Wreath
My kids and I created a few DIY Mother’s Day craft ideas and I wanted to share them with you in case you are looking for quick and easy kids’ craft ideas. The crafts we created together are perfect kids’ gift ideas to give to Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or any woman you’d like to honor!… Read More DIY Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids
You may not know this about me, but I am a homeschool mom. I’ve been homeschooling my children for seven years now– from middle school to high school and now elementary school! It’s been quite a journey these last seven years and I have learned so much about home education. So I thought I’d share… Read More 7 Homeschool Tips to Help You Ease Your Way into Homeschooling Your Kids
Here’s a fun kids craft idea to do with your little ones on a rainy day: make a paper plate umbrella! Travis and I worked on this easy, DIY craft with the kids last week and they had a lot of fun creating it. You’ll notice in the pictures that the boys wanted to wear… Read More Spring Craft for Kids: Paper Plate Umbrella
Easter egg hunt. That’s what has been on my mind for the last few weeks because my 7-year-old has been reminding me almost every day not to forget about the Easter egg hunt! So it was no surprise that last Sunday I practically jumped out of bed to try and get my kids’ Easter baskets… Read More Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for When You’re Stuck at Home
By Phillip Andrew Barbb Whether we look back on our teenage years with an “I miss those days” or a “thank goodness it’s over” mentality, we all remember the difficulties of adolescence. Teenagers are up against academic expectations, adventures in dating, athletic performances, navigating various social groups, constant social media distraction, concerns regarding body image,… Read More How to Support Teens Struggling with Insecurity and Low Self-Confidence
The holiday season is known as the busiest travel time of the year. As exciting as it can be to see family and loved ones for the holidays, the journey to the destination can be a bit of a challenge with children. Kids’ travel games are a great way to keep your children entertained and… Read More 12 Fun Travel Games for Your Restless Backseat Drivers
Whether you are young or “seasoned” in life 😉, hanging out at the library can be a magical experience. I have always been a lover of bookstores and libraries. I could get lost in a place filled with books so whenever I take my kids to the library, it is a fun treat for me,… Read More The Library is a Magical Place
Hi, friends! In today’s post, I am sharing 10 DIY Halloween makeup ideas to help you with your Halloween costume planning! These Halloween makeup looks are perfect for if you need a last-minute costume idea or if you just want a simple Halloween face painting. When we took the kids to a trunk or treat… Read More 10 FUN DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a fun weekend at our first Halloween event of the season! My friend Tiffany invited us to go to a Metro Detroit trunk or treat event at her church in Auburn Hills, Michigan. On today’s post, I’m sharing photos of our time at the trick or treat… Read More Our First Halloween Event of the Season
Do you have an anniversary tradition you like to keep with your spouse or partner? Travis and I celebrated our wedding anniversary August 3, and I completely forgot to share this memory with you guys a few weeks ago. Every year, Travis and I like to celebrate our marriage with a special date for just… Read More A Sweet Wedding Anniversary Tradition
Click here to jump to the list of 10 Nature Walk Activities for Kids! How was your weekend? We ended up staying home for most of the weekend. I had planned on attending a couple of events in Detroit, but I wasn’t feeling very well. I am transitioning off of my anxiety/depression medications, and over… Read More Mosquitoes and Wild Purple Flowers (An Evening Nature Walk)
Happy Easter, friends! I hope you had a blessed Easter holiday. We spent our Easter weekend doing a little shopping and enjoying time together as a family. I’m so proud of myself because this Easter I had the kids’ baskets ready ahead of time. I didn’t wait until the last minute to buy Easter goodies… Read More How was your Easter Holiday?
Have you ever read the labels of fruit juice or pop bottles? The amount of sugar these drinks contain are astounding. Sure they taste pretty good, but the truth is the high amount of sugar is not good for our teeth. According to the Michigan Dental Association, the high-fructose corn syrup found in sugary drinks… Read More 6 Dentist-Approved Tips to Keep Your Teeth Cavity-free
A few weeks ago, my three-year-old son Zechariah did the sweetest thing for me: he said “I love you” without any prompting. I was working on something in my bedroom and Zechariah came bouncing in the room. He walked up to me and said, “Hi, Mommy.” “Hey, Zechariah!” I exclaimed happy to see him. He… Read More When Did Your Child First Say ‘I Love you’?