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Share a Blessing {review + giveaway}

Share a Blessing 1

I don’t know about you but my 6 year old is OBSESSED with writing notes and cards to friends, family and teachers. And although I become weary from the craft supplies strewn across our kitchen table, I cannot discourage my girl from embracing social graces. Her tender heart simply wants to express itself and bless […]

Easy Peasy Pinterest Round Up: Back-to-School

Back to School Pinterest Round Up

Maybe you’ve already snapped your first day photos for the year or maybe you are still looking forward to the morning you’ll send your kiddos off to school or begin homeschooling. We’ve got a great but simple round up of back-to-school ideas that you can use whether you’ve already started or will begin after Labor […]

In Response to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

I’m not one to respond to topics that fill my Facebook feed…but this one is personal. I’m sure you’ve seen it…celebrities and maybe even some of your friends dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS. In the past few weeks, the ALS Association has seen 1000% growth […]

Zulily $500 Back To School Giveaway!!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. There is nothing better than getting all of your back-to-school shopping done in one place…unless you can get it done AND paid for! Enter to win the zulily Back To School Giveway where both you […]

5 Scriptures for Kindergarten Mamas

Common Core Student

It’s been nearly 365 days since I sent my oldest child into her very first, official classroom. A whole year since I let go of her hand and entrusted her to the care of another. Oh dear mama who is about to embark on the adventure of education, I understand your hesitation. . .your fears. […]

Simple Tips for Lighting Your Home

lighting choices

Sometimes you look around your house and feel like something needs to change. The paint is looking tired, or the curtains are starting to sag: but who has time to redecorate when you’re running around after the kids all day? There’s a solution that won’t break your routine or your budget >> simply refresh your […]

Helping Mothers + Babies Worldwide With Hope Through Healing Hands

Healthy Mom Healthy Child

I had complete control and no control over my family planning. With PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which makes it difficult to conceive and after several losses, including an Ectopic pregnancy in which I lost a fallopian tube, I felt completely out of control of my body. Yet, these challenges also led us to a fertility […]

The Beauty of Community


I love telling other women how one September day back in 2012 I put my big girl pants on and finally went to a faith-based “blogging” conference. I’d seen several promoted online but I was always afraid to go. Would they like me? Am I “big” enough? What if they don’t think I’m cool? What […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 9: Self-Control


Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional Week 9: Self-Control For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 {ESV} Things have been a little loosey-goosey around here this summer. The lack of structure and desire for a bit of spontaneity have […]

God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook {review + giveaway}


I love a good Bible storybook but I also want to share the actual Word of God with my kids. I know they would never focus on the sea of black and white type that comes with a Bible so I’ve not yet introduced them to specific scriptures in this format. We are working on […]