We joined the 30 Day Giving Challenge this month, not because we are the greatest example of giving, but because we see the need to be more giving. It is so easy to be consumed with our own every day details and problems and forget the greater picture. Also, I’ve been so blessed and inspired . . . → Read More: My daughter the Tooth Fairy
Joy and Faith were whispering in the bathroom. “Girls!” I put on my mom voice, “you need to go to your rooms for quiet time.” They came out snickering and I noticed Joy was hiding a little booklet. “What’s going on?” I asked. They hemmed and hawed, but neither one said anything. It all seemed . . . → Read More: Secrets from Mommy
We had a lovely conversation over cinnamon rolls! I can’t express enough how fun it is for ME to get out with just one child for some one-on-one time. It is amazing how sweet each one is when not competing with their siblings! It’s also amazing how sweet mama can be when not refereeing! . . . → Read More: My Mother/Daughter Date with Joy
IHop is a great place to go for an inexpensive meal date with one of your children. Kids eat free after five (call to make sure it’s the same at your local restaurant) with the purchase of an adult entree. Joy was so excited to pick her own meal from the children’s menu. To be . . . → Read More: An IHop Date with Joy
My eldest daughter Faith announced one Saturday that it was “Big Sister and Me Day.” She set aside her time on this day to do special activities with Grace my five-year-old! I wish you could have seen the excitement in her little sister’s face. They began the day by eating breakfast together. Then they used . . . → Read More: Big Sister and Me Day (Celebrate With Us Link-Up)
Today is my daughter Faith’s tenth birthday! As she excitedly anticipated the day she decided to write about what happened on her birthday last year. Her story brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday Faith!
My birthday was on Sunday. I got up right away and everyone said, “Happy Birthday.” So I got dressed . . . → Read More: A Best Friend on My Birthday
My daughter Faith, age nine, is guest posting for me today!
Little Jason is my silly brother. I love him. One day after nap time Little Jason woke up in a bad mood. Mom put him in Joy’s room, but he cried when Mom left the room. So I went in Joy’s room and . . . → Read More: My Little Brother
One morning Joy woke up early and while I was still sleeping worked on this poster for me. When I walked into the kitchen she presented it. What a sweet way to wake up! I keep this beside me bed. Sometimes a mom just needs to remember words like these.
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With four children it is pretty rare to get to spend time with just one child. Faith’s AWANA Truth and Training class put on some very wonderful events. This picture was taken at the Mother/Daughter Tea. It is such a special time! I love that a photographer takes pictures every year! As I am usually . . . → Read More: Mother and Daughter Time
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Faith and Joy worked endlessly all morning writing out verses. “We’re going to have a Bible Party tonight,” they said. They kept adding to their plans. “Can we have party food?” I told her she was free to make it–and she did! For those of you that know I’ve been . . . → Read More: The Girls Threw a Bible Party!