August 19, 2017

The Patience Box


Last Minute Memorable Moments – “Just Because” Picnic


As summer is winding down, and fall scheduling is back in high gear, intentional family moments will have to be sought after and fought for during the next few months. A few weeks ago, I gave some suggestions for end […]

What Was Your Dinner Conversation Tonight?


It’s no secret that connecting around the table for regular family dinners is something I highly value. But no worries, I am going to save my “soap box” speech for another time. 🙂 Instead, I’m going to point out my […]

Frugal Family Fun – building a fort


Turn off the TV, step away from the computer and engage in some frugal family fun. This is the time when I desire a “Yes, Mom” mentality. Being fully present in their lives is the greatest frugal family tip I […]

Why Adopt a Special Need’s Child?


His name is Edison. We met two weeks ago. He has changed my life forever.

Bringing my new nephew home from Ecuador to his forever family in the U.S. has been one of the greatest privileges I have been granted. This adoption journey, for which I have had a front row seat, has been a four year fight. A fight not just against political red tape and legislation, but a literal battle against the powers of good and evil.