6 Ways Your Past Doesn’t Define You

The Bible is pretty clear on what God expects out of you. It’s also very clear on what happens when you ignore the Bibles teachings and when you respect them. I remember having a conversation when I was in junior high about forgiveness. I had just finished praying at lunch and a guy smirked at …

Cutting the Toxic Cycle

Toxic relationships are an unfortunate part of growing up. Almost everybody has had a relationship that they realized was unhealthy as they looked back on it. Maybe they are even participating in that relationship still. As a parent it’s natural to end up role modeling behavior in all aspects of your life. One of the …

6 Ways to Raise A Godly Son

There are a lot of things that I can do to help my son thrive as he grows up. I can teach him to wash laundry and to brush his teeth. I can give him chores to teach him responsibility and give him an allowance to teach him money management. But are these the most …

Cheesecake Fruit Salad

I actually tried this type of fruit salad for the first time at my older sisters 27th birthday party. She is a huge prude so we wanted to surprise her with a passion party. It was so much fun and seeing her in that kind of setting was priceless. My younger sister helped me host …

5 Creative Generation Photo Ideas

There is a lot I was jealous of growing up. There are so many moments in life that I felt alone because I didn’t have a mom standing next to me. I had amazing mother figures in my life but there were places where I didn’t exactly fit in. I was a granddaughter, a sister, …

What IF Your Priorities

It’s easy to feel like you are drowning in a to do list some days. The list only gets longer and it’s hard to know when to say no. We are under a lot of pressure from the PTA, our communities, our families, and our churches. The easiest way to put more hours into your …

Brookies

When my family first started hosting Fourth of July I wanted to add a twist that was all our own. I wanted the kids to have an activity to keep them busy between fireworks and lunch that could also be fun for my teen brothers. We settled on a version of Bingo where they needed …

Etiquette Reinstated

With the growing use of technology these days it is easy to miss the times that were simple. The times before laptops and every child owning their own IPad. There are numerous advantages to children learning how to use smart phones and computers. However, there is also a huge downfall. The next generation is living …