It's that time of year again: summer time! Time for barbecues, hammocks, lots of wonderful fresh fruit, traveling, ice cream, and lounging by the pool. Many people go camping during the summer or find other ways to explore the great outdoors. It seems to be an American tradition. With that being said, summer and camping … Continue reading S’mores
I think we can all agree that there's nothing quite like the laughter of children. The joyous sound brings so much genuine warmth, and lightens one's heart. The laughter might also be contagious, and suddenly you find yourself giggling right along with them. It's a wonderful phenomenon! There's also nothing quite like hearing your child … Continue reading Reading
Today's Flashback Friday is dear to my heart. It's one of the original reasons for this whole blog. I became a mom in 2011 with the birth of my daughter. It's been the best, most challenging, loving, tiring, uncertain, and amazing adventure I'll ever have. I'm forever grateful to God for blessing me with motherhood. … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Motherhood, 2011
Playgrounds have to be one of the greatest inventions ever. If my children have been good all week and the weather is nice, then I will usually take them to the playground near school on Friday afternoons. It's our way of ending the busy school week and starting the weekend in a fun way. That's … Continue reading At the Playground
Like many people, we chose not to take our children to the pumpkin patch nor trick-or-treating this year for Halloween. Some people might say that our kids missed out, but I disagree. It was obviously safer for all of us to stay at home. Don't worry, we made sure to have fun as a family! … Continue reading Halloween: Covid19 Style
Isn't it interesting how memories are made? Sometimes, you make them intentionally. This could be done with taking part in traditions or attending special events. Sometimes, they happen out of life's circumstances and seemingly random events. There are happy memories, such as graduating from college. There are sad memories, such as a loved one passing … Continue reading Making Memories
Isn't it wonderful how candid, imaginative, and surprisingly insightful children can be when you have conversations with them? For being so small, their views of the world sure are big! Both of my children are under ten years old and they've said some pretty funny and clever things. Being the word nerd that I am, … Continue reading Things My Children Have Said
If you remember from this previous post, I had started a challenge to read ten books (between June 1 and September 1) from my to-read list. This post is a follow up. I am happy to say that I indeed completed the challenge, even though I had only two days left to finish my last … Continue reading 10 Books of Summer: Completed!
You may have noticed that there has been a lot of interest in the mental health benefits of coloring for adults. I did some research and here's a link to a list of 8 therapeutic benefits. Very cool stuff! It makes sense, then, that there's also been a trend in coloring books and coloring apps … Continue reading Coloring Books
So yesterday morning, I woke up at 4:30. It's rare that I ever wake up that early, and believe me, I wish I could have slept longer. Sleep is high up on my list of priorities. After tossing and turning a bit, I realized it would be better to just let go and let God, … Continue reading 4:30 a.m.