My little Line Leaders

‘Tis Better To Give…

‘Tis Better To Give…

These are the words that come from a second grader’s heart today, as she talks with her friends at school. “It’s better to give, than to receive,” she says. A sweet peer looks over at her, with an attentive look and asks, “what does receive […]

Echoing Words

Echoing Words

“Ok”, she said looking very serious. And with one sly smile she takes my thumb in her hand and she says, “Mom, you can look at your thumbs when you miss me tomorrow too.” We had a deal. I had given her a manicure and […]

When Motherhood is a Porch Swing

When Motherhood is a Porch Swing

I have fond memories of my Grandma’s porch swing. The time we spent just gazing into the distance, the mountains and blue skies of Colorado are a memory I will hold dear forever. My Grandma is a strong woman, always up for the remodeling task […]

Dear Ainsley, I will let you down

Dear Ainsley, I will let you down

We had a short visit with Jesse’s Mom this weekend for Easter and it was great. My kids were able to spend time with another generation, always an invaluable activity. I really place importance on joining the generations because there is a richness and a […]

Works For Me Wednesday

Works For Me Wednesday

Do your kids ever wake you up in the middle of the night asking for a drink of water? Mine did, especially during the cold & flu season when the furnace is on for the majority of the night and their little throats were dry […]

Psalm 63:1

Psalm 63:1

For the past 15 weeks my kids have been memorizing scripture. It’s a new verse every week and as a reward they earn a dollar.  Yes, paying children to learn the Bible might be controversial in your opinion, but it works at our house, and […]

Terrific Two’s Tip

Terrific Two’s Tip

Sometimes the developmental stage of a child at the age of two is coined the “Terrible Two’s.” I prefer to call it the Terrific Two’s, let’s speak life over our babies. My tip for today to tackle the Terrific Two year old stage is to […]

Christmas Is For Kids

Christmas Is For Kids

In our house, Christmas is a really fun time. My kids like the lights hanging on the outside of people’s houses in the neighborhood. They like the cookies, and the packages that arrive in the mail because all of our extended family lives out of […]

Ode to the squeaky

Ode to the squeaky

What is a squeaky you might ask? It’s only the most treasured, loved on, smelly blanket/stuffed animal in our house! I realized the other day how important my kids’ squeakies are to them, and how they deserve at least on honorable mention in our family […]

Ainsley turns 6

Ainsley turns 6

The new outfit and new Build-A-Bear Her very first Build-A-Bear When I asked Ainsley how she would like to celebrate her birthday this year she emphatically told me she wanted to go “shopping.” I understood what she meant. This is the first time in her […]