We planted trees behind the smokehouse long before paths were made. Stones and walkways came next. Then, one sunny day, with my baby toddling at my feet (her fists full of dirt) I poured sand, hauled brick and laid a smokehouse floor to create a playhouse. The Book was the motivator. We wanted a hidden … Continue reading Fun Friday: The Secret Garden
Heading into summer and getting antsy about those summer kids? Don't panic! First of all, take it from an OLD mom : You’ll miss time with your kids once they’re grown. But let’s get practical here. The Type A Lady knows summer’s not all a bed of roses (I have the battle scars to prove it.) … Continue reading Ten Tips for Summer Fun With Kids!
This Type A lady needs help in so many ways… especially when it comes to kids! Here’s a handy checklist to help your child excel in school. With end of year activities and testing, this is good stuff to consider. "Check" it out below... And, as always, base all your actions on the Word of … Continue reading Help your child do well in school
-A great big shout out to Chick-fil-A for helping me keep it clean while camping! I talked to you about tent camping Joshua Tree National Park. No running water. Dusty. Cold. We climbed the dirt trail, rocks rolling beneath our feet, dust flying. Boulders sprawled all around us. Huge monoliths leaned in and looked like … Continue reading Fun Friday: Keepin it clean!
I’m messy. I’m tired. I’m grateful. I’m done. As I painted my daughter’s room, I started getting depressed. - Why am I covering up my kid’s life? - Just because clouds and glowing stars are scratched and marred, does that mean I have to clean it up? I sighed. Help me out, God. “Be grateful.” … Continue reading Pause to Paint: I’m done!
A Big Shout Out to Moms! Hey, Moms! Thank you for hanging in there! Please remember that every mundane task, every irritating interruption, every chaotic crisis is a high and holy calling! You may not feel angelic as you wipe up another spill, wait up another night, put up with another complaint, and hold up … Continue reading Laurie’s big shout-out to moms!
There are many ways we build walls in our families. A wall is anything that prevents us from connecting and enjoying each other. A wall can destroy interaction between parent and child. It can eat away at a marriage. God offers the ultimate means of tearing down walls. This Type A lady is excited to … Continue reading Tear Down That Wall