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Fireworks Pens Craft for Kids

With the 4th of July around the corner, I’m thinking of what kind of craft I could do with my kids. I am not crafty.  Cutting and gluing is about as much as I can do. In searching for crafts on, I found an easy craft I think I can […]


Drawing with Nita Draut

I was speaking at a church earlier this year where I met the most remarkable woman, Nita Draut.  Nita is a beautiful, vibrant 86-year-old who walks 3 miles a day and draws like you can’t believe. She showed me photos of her amazing art – I couldn’t believe her talent!  […]


Bye Bye Kindergarten and 2nd grade!

Here’s Noelle on her first day of school in kindergarten.  So much to learn.  New kids to meet.  A teacher to get to know. It honestly feels like yesterday that I dropped her off in that kinder classroom. And today, it’s already her last day of kindergarten. Cue sappy music […]


Mother’s Day Craft Favorites

Wow, the kids really outdid themselves this year for Mother’s Day!  Kudos to their wonderful teachers at school and church for helping them make these masterpieces.  Lo at my beautiful yellow corsage made by Ethan!  I wore it to church proudly on Mother’s Day.  My ice cream card from Ethan […]


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day dear friends! I must admit I am coming into this Mother’s Day weary.  I’m feeling the weight of all those “mommy” “mommy” “mommy”‘s uttered during the week. Parenthood is not for the faint of heart! So I’ve been asking the Lord – help me to be […]


Learn a New Skill this Spring

What is something you can learn to do this spring? Ice skating may not instantly come to mind, but that’s something our kids tried for the first time.  They were invited to a birthday party at the ice rink.  They were a little bit reluctant but mostly excited to give […]


Non-Fattening Easter Eggs!

These are my favorite non-fattening Easter eggs! I bought these a few years ago from Family Life Today. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the eggs with my kids. Inside each egg, you find an object that has to do with Jesus’ death and resurrection. I d the eggs with 30 […]