• family,  Household

    Home Keeping 101

    As a mom and wife, I am trying to really work on an area that I struggle in…Homekeeping. In our 11 years of marriage I have had times when I did it almost perfectly and I have had times that it really needed some help. Currently I am somewhere in the middle. I want my home to be better than what it is, but it has been worse. So today I want to share a few things that help me keep on top of it. First thing make a list. If you are struggling, make a list because if you don’t you will forget something. I have a list for…

  • family,  Love of Country,  Thoughts

    My Memorial Day Musings

    Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays. As a child it was just a holiday to kick off the beginning of summer. But as I have gotten older the real meaning of Memorial Day has really settled in my heart. I like to think I have always had a patriotic heart, if you will. But while I knew it was about the fallen soldiers, I failed to connect the dots to real people. But it was through the help of my grandfather that it became more than just a day – it became about people. In grade school I learned the poem, In Flanders Field by John McCrae. Then,…

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    family,  Kids

    One on One

    In our house we have been blessed with two little kiddo’s. They are just about 2 years apart almost to the day. Needless to say life was pretty busy in those first days of being a mom of two. Through our moving and house hunting. It made for a hectic time. But at the same time the memories we made that first summer we were a family of four are ones I would not trade for anything. Fast forward a few years and now my little ones are age 4 and 6. Something that I have always read about is, making sure to take time to have one on one…

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    Books,  family,  Kids

    Books for Tots – Faith Based

    Easter is just around the corner and I try to add a book to my kids Easter baskets every year. So I thought I would share with you some of my family’s favorites! Because it is Easter I am only including faith based books in this post. (Also the post would be waaaay to long for all of them that we read) Also as a side note, I look for cute picture books. Several years ago I read an article about how children will spend hours looking at pictures and noticing all the details. So I try to keep that in mind when I am picking out a children’s book.…

  • family,  Thoughts

    What Daily Memories?

    Most people don’t like it (at least not at first). Many people say you should do it. It never seems to stick for very long even when you do try it… What is it? JOURNALING of course! I was reading a book over the last couple of weeks (which I might get into in another post), and the author mentioned getting into the habit of journaling each day. This is not a word I’ve cared at all for up to this point in my life! I know I’ve tried this in the past and it never seems to stick. But then the author proceeded to explain his struggles also with…