Okay, I have been working on cleaning out my sewing room for what seems like years. I have finally gone through most everything. I have just a few more boxes left to go through. I am so excited to be using my space! What I have loved doing the most is decorating the room with… Read More Sewing Room Dress Form Pincushion
It’s been just over a year that I started writing posts for my blog. I think I went online sometime in January or February of 2017. This has been such an up and down journey for me. (More than I could ever express in words.) It’s a lot like life. There are definitely some “bumps”… Read More Keep Going, You’ve Got This!
Just a little plug for the #LightTheWorld campaign…… I love this time of year and each year I will tell myself that I’m NOT going to get caught up in all the commercialism of Christmas, and then
Last month, October was a big BIRTHDAY Month at our house!!! I have been reflecting on some of the Birthday Traditions that my kids love and just thought I could share 10 Easy (and CHEAP) Traditions that you Can Try!
So I have wanted to write something about the crazy evening we had this week. One day a week, we try to get together as a family and have family time or Family Home Evening. This is a time to share gospel-centered messages, as well as just be together. Sometimes we do projects or sing… Read More Family Time is a Good Time!
One of my favorite things in the world is……. APRONS!!!! Why do I love aprons???? What’s not to love! Let’s see, they keep your clothes clean when you are cooking; they signal to your brain it’s “time to work” when you are cleaning or just when you put them on; they make you look like… Read More What’s Not to Love About Aprons and Sewing?
Sending my kids back to school brings mixed emotions for me. I love getting back on “schedule” again, but I LOVE having all my kids home. Even though summer can get pretty crazy, having my kids home makes me feel happy inside. Well, let’s be honest, it can make me feel crazy inside, too, when… Read More Back to School!
Okay, I’m not a science buff and I can’t explain all the technical aspects of the solar eclipse but what I can say was that IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! It was so fun to experience “totality!!!!” (You should hear me say that in my cool 60’s voice!! ha ha) It sure made for some fun picture… Read More Did you see the Great American Eclipse?
My how time flies! Summer is almost over, school is almost back in session and it’s time to savor every last-minute of summer! My kids have even starting making their “shopping lists” for back-to-school! I love having my kids home for summer break, I’m sad it’s almost over….but at the same time it’s time to… Read More Savoring Our “4H Summer”
Lately with the recent Birthdays we have had, I have thought a lot about Family Traditions and why they are important. It seems to me that Family Traditions connect the past with the present in a remarkable way and provide long-term memories. It also seems to give us an emotional tie to each other… Read More Why Family Traditions Are Important
Okay, for all you out there that like a good laugh, I have a funny story about High School Registration. Now, my experience so far with High School kids is that in beginning, your kids kind of want you to be involved, and then as they get older, what they really want is just…..
It does not fail that every time I sit down to my computer to write, I get interrupted and sidetracked by the demands of home and motherhood. It’s like the house is screaming at me….
Several years ago I was given a real treasure! I was given my baby book that had just a couple of pictures in it with my mom’s handwriting. She had written some things about when I was a baby. I didn’t care that is wasn’t complete, I was just so happy to see some things my… Read More Why Kid’s Journals are Better than Baby Books or Scrapbooks!
Do You Hate Filing and Paper Piles??? Okay, so I have a little weakness when it comes to paper. I end up with piles and piles of paper and then when someone comes over, I quickly clean my counter by throwing it all into a box to sort through later. Yikes!!! Can you relate? So… Read More The Filing System that Works!
Now this parenting thing is no easy job. I have 8 kids and each one has a different personality and that requires a little bit of a different approach with each one, depending on the problem. I definitely don’t have it all figured out, I don’t think anyone does. There is a lot of good parenting… Read More Why Raising Kids and a Horse named Dandy Have Something in Common
A Mother’s Joy There’s a few things that I can do as a mom that bring joy to my kids without too much effort. (This in effect also brings great joy to me!) One of those things is to greet them with hot fresh cookies after school which they LOVE and look forward to. Sometimes it’s… Read More Why Hot Cookies & Seasonal Decorations Bring Joy!
Snow Days We are in the dead of winter where I live and we have had a lot of snow this year! My kids even had a record number of “snow days” that they didn’t have to go to school because of the snow and weather. To them it was “magical”! It was to me… Read More Winter Magic
What’s not to love about Valentine’s decorations? There are so many great ideas out there! I’ll share a few that I’ve done and some that have grown into “traditions.”
Horses vs. Blogging The fact that I am doing a blog will surprise my close friends. I am quite surprised myself, but let me tell you a little story. I grew up riding horses and I loved every minute of it! My husband and I decided that since I’m in my 40’s….I was probably running… Read More Why I Started A Blog
So many times in the last 19 years as a mom…I have “mothered” my own eight children..(that’s right I have 8 and I adore each one!)….and I have “mothered” kittens, puppies, birds, etc., but beyond that, I have “mothered” my nieces, nephews, my neighbor’s children and the neighbor’s cat or dog….etc. I think I am… Read More I love Being A Mom!