October 25, 2016

Cultivate Creativity – turn the TV off


The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co. In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube. So what happens when this “mean mom” […]

Find your spontaneous place…


With the ins and outs of the daily grind, do you ever set aside time to be spontaneous? Seriously, as much as I am passionate about living life to its fullest, getting older has its drawbacks. I’ve lost some of […]

Back to School Tradition ideas


FUN FROM BEGINNING TO END Be sure to make a special breakfast to start the school year off right. Make an elaborate feast, maybe waffles with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, or eggs benedict – anything but the usual scrambled […]

Wedding Traditions


Wishes to the Bride and Groom – When one of my nieces got married last year, I used this tradition idea at both her wedding shower and then again at the wedding reception. I had beautiful card stock with the […]

A Sunday Moment


Watching the sunrise this morning, I was reminded by the simple truth…He is the same yesterday, today and forever.No matter what…He knows it. He hears our cries. He answers…in His time. Always! ********************************************************************************** Our vision is so limited we can […]

(in)Courage – take hope to heart


Do you have a dream to make a difference?Well, I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to be a part of a big dream.A dream that started with this question. “What if there was a site that […]

Proverbs 31 – She Connects, She Ponders


Swirling around in my mind are too many thoughts about the She Speaks conference that I attended this past weekend. He graciously hears our heart, reveals dreams, ideas and suggestions that maybe we are ready and willing to hear, or […]

Meeting Blogging Friends in Real Life


Next weekend I have the wonderful opportunity to attend the Proverbs 31 – She Speaks Conference (for speakers, writers, and bloggers), right here in NC.I was going to share my explanation, but Lysa’s vision is straight from the heart. She […]

Birthday Traditions


Since I mentioned that we just finished three birthdays in 31 days, I thought I would share a few birthday tradition ideas that have been meaningful at different times. We don’t attempt to do these all or it would be […]

How to organize kids’ chores and routines?


Being out of town for 11 days (yes, 11..ugh) has definitely blown our family’s routine out of the water. Trying to keep my head above the sea of laundry, cleaning, writing and life led me to my dear friend over […]

A Sunday Moment


A child-like gift of love…We’ve all received them…A precious fist full of ‘nothing,’ yet given with grandeur. Unbelievably, His great love showered me in the midst of the unexpected. Revealing Himself through a fist full of nothing, this daughter of […]

Are you a “Yes Mom?”


In a culture that screams “Yes” to everyone and everything that the world has to offer, I am a mean mom that says “No” quite often. “No” to ideology that says truth is relative. “No” to many movies, music and […]

No more complaining…


Seriously ladies – we have no right to complain about nursing ever again. You think you’re tired? These babies not only have really sharp teeth, but claws as well. Nope – no complaining here.My years of nursing were just fine! […]

Our Family Flag


BHG Our Family Flag As a home school mom, who rarely shares about her homeschooling on this blog, I wanted to incorporate a very tiny educational tradition for this wonderful holiday. Point out the American Flag every time you see […]

4th of July Decorating and Craft ideas


There are so many quick and easy ways to decorate for the 4th. I am always a week late getting my decorations up. So in typical fashion, I went and pulled things down from my attic today. Yes real time, […]