Hello friend, This coming Wednesday, November 11th is a federal holiday here in the U.S. when we pause to thank our military veterans; those who have served or are serving in our armed forces in peace and in war. In light...Read more
Entertaining with Children: Build a team, not a hierarchy!
I know it sounds cliche, but it's like someone pressed FF on the remote and the holidays are here again! Before you get lost in the overwhelm, keep reading because this season is a fabulous opportunity to work a priceless principle into your...Read more
The Most Important Book in Our Home
We read to our kids out of books like Berenstain Bears, Dr. Seuss and Thomas the Tank Engine, but do we regularly open God's Word to our children? This common, all-time best seller—the Bible—isn’t just a book; it is a...Read more
When the Test Comes
I opened my Merriam-Webster Dictionary app and the word of the day, CRUCIBLE, flashed at me in psychedelic neon. (I made that last part up.) OK, it may well be in black and white print, but the effect on my...Read more
Listen to Your Mother. You Just Might Win an Oscar.
With all the Hoopla of the Academy Awards buzzing on social media over the weekend, I was reminded of my favorite year's telecast so far, the 2011 Oscar presentations, and the film that dominated that year. I think you might...Read more
Is FEVER phobia a part of YOUR Mom life?
A guest post by Heather Michelle* F E V E R That dirty little 5-letter word indicating our normal 98.6ish body temp is climbing, spikes our anxiety level as well. Particularly mothers of young children sense fear’s grip as they...Read more
It’s a Merry Mira Italian Christmas!
What's on YOUR family's dinner table this holiday week?? I'd LOVE to know! Leave a comment and dish on your menu... By September, my crew is already reminding me of the essential components of the Mira Christmas feast. Seriously! We...Read more
My Thanksgiving Dinner Plan (pretty much)!
We hosted dinner guests from India tonight. Jordan and Nicole. Missionaries' kids who met and married in India and are relocating to New Zealand. Early 20s and so precious. Jordan is a gifted musician/artist and Nicole is a photographer. It's so...Read more
Summer of Love
It's summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and as I predicted HERE in May, my blog has taken on a new twist and schedule due to my priorities of making every moment count. I'm committed to seizing the day -...Read more
May God Bless America, land that I love!
I'm so incredibly thankful to be an American. I try not to take my freedom for granted; I'm sobered by the fact that so many sacrificed everything that I might live my life as a citizen of the greatest nation...Read more