• Six Steps to Encourage a Cautious Child

    June 17, 2021

    You want to push your child toward trying something new without crushing their spirit.  Trust me, I’ve been there!  These six steps to encourage a cautious child will radicalize the way you go about it.  They will feel validated and heard and might even decide they’re ready to try something new! My middle child has…

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  • Five New Years Resolutions Ideas

    January 5, 2021

    Needing a few new years resolutions ideas to help you plan for the new year?  These five ideas for new years goals are sure to give you inspiration!  Make your plans for the new year and don’t look back! Thank you Farther for sponsoring this post. Welcome to 2021!  After this last year and all…

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  • Mary’s Birth Story

    December 15, 2020

    We all love a good birth story, don’t we? I know I sure do! I love asking women about their labors and deliveries.  I love finding out whether their c-sections were planned, how long they pushed for, how much their baby weighed…  All the things! I also love telling my birth stories.  It fills up…

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  • Advent Scripture Writing Challenge

    November 17, 2020

    This Christmas season, you are invited to join in on an advent scripture writing challenge that will change your life! Affilitate links are used in this post I think we’re all entering this advent season with heaviness in our hearts.  No matter how excited we are for the upcoming holidays, there are shadows in the…

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  • Making Your Believer’s Baptism Service Even More Memorable

    October 28, 2020

    Your child has chosen to be baptized and now you’re planning their believer’s baptism service.  Here are a few ideas of how to make the day a bit more memorable and special. This weekend my husband and I had the amazing opportunity to baptize our oldest son.  Our church believes in believer’s baptism and, therefore,…

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  • 10 Marriage Tips to Help You Stay In Love

    October 7, 2020

    Are there any little things you could be doing in your marriage to help the spark stay alive?  These 10 marriage tips will help you stay in love as you appreciate and care for you spouse. Photos by Mandi McDougall Photography I would venture to guess that the vast majority of us get married, longing…

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  • Gratitude Journaling for all Emotional States

    October 2, 2020

    What’s your emotional state?  Are you exuding gratefulness?  Are you just going through the motions?  Are you in the depths of dispair?  God has a word for YOU on how to find or remain in a heart of thanksgiving.  Gratitude journaling is for all! What is Gratitude Journaling? Before I really start talking about gratitude…

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  • How to Send Joy to Others

    July 22, 2020

    Even when you’re away from a loved one, it’s fun to find ways to love on them.  If you’re wondering how to bring joy to others, this post is for you! Thank you Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. In today’s world, very few of us live near all the people we love.  We move…

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