Taking on New York City with Kids


A few weeks ago we hopped on the train and made our annual trek into NYC to visit Santa and see all the wonderful lights of Christmas.  I have to admit that there is something magical about NYC when it is all decked out with lights and decorations!  From where we live it’s about an [Read On]

We Have Our Winners!

A Star for Me and God Bless our Christmas

Thanks to everyone who entered the Flash Giveaways from Tommy Nelson! Here our winners: Kenda, who won *A Star for Me* and Nikki, who won *God Bless our Christmas* Both winners have been notified and accepted! We’ve got some more giveaways coming up, so stay tuned!

God Bless Our Christmas – Flash Giveaway!

God Bless Our Christmas

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit behind this week, and to be honest I’m not sure what happened.  We have been spending more time together as a family which we have been intentional on, but I’ve also let a few things slide while we become a little more unplugged to spend time [Read On]

A Star for Me – Flash Giveaway!

A Star for Me

It always amazes me that despite all the planning I do, we always end up crazy and behind during Advent, and this year is no exception!  While we have been much more intentional with our time (and I’m grateful for that!) we have had a few things come up and now, here we are NINE [Read On]

Blessed Chaos – A Honest Look at Adoption from the Fostercare System


You all know that fostering is dear to my heart, and it’s a journey that I feel blessed to be on.  It has been 5 years since our first tiny placement and my assessment of the foster care system has changed over the course of the years.  We’ve done reunification, we’ve placed babies in private [Read On]

We have a Winner!!


Congrats to Kristen, who won the VeggieTales Netflix giveaway, along with the cute Bob and Larry mini plush!  Kristen, I’ve emailed you!! Thanks to all who entered!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christmas Fun with CurrClick and a Giveaway!!

two thumbs up!

You may have noticed in my weekly Classical Conversations posts that we use quite a few CurrClick resources!  This year I decided to give lapbooking a try with my girls and they love it!! Sophie and Bella love all things crafty, so letting them color, trace, cut and paste during our school time has been [Read On]

10 Ways to ENJOY the Christmas Season

Enjoy the Christmas Season

We all know how busy this time of year can get. Every year I say that we are going to slow down and enjoy the Christmas season…..but before I know it we are swept up into play dates and Christmas parties and extra church activities.  All of them good – but they also steal the [Read On]

Monday Facts on Tuesday NYC Style


Every year on Ken’s birthday we head into NYC.  It’s always an adventure but we make great memories and it’s fun to look back on the pictures from year to year.  Now Sophie is old enough to remember where the MACYs windows are, and what Santa Land is like – and it’s so much fun [Read On]

My Top Budget Friendly Christmas Gifts

Princess Sophie

I don’t know about you, but even with a budget for gifts it can be very easy to overspend – and until last year I was famous for adding *just one more thing*.  Not anymore! I realized that I tended to do impulse buys when I was faced with a great deal – except that [Read On]

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