Entries from April 2011

31 Days to Clean

April 27th, 2011 / 3 Comments

If cleaning house is not your thing, you’re with me. I need help and I need motivation. Fellow blogger Sarah Mae has a book that will do just that. 31 Days to Clean gives daily tips from both a Martha and a Mary point of view. That means: The Mary Challenge -Something you do that […]

Praying for your rebellious child

April 26th, 2011 / 1 Comment

I read this on Family Life yesterday. May it encourage you to never give up praying for your children, no matter where they are spiritually. One of the greatest examples of [praying and trusting God with a rebellious child] is Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine. She watched him spend his teenage and young adult […]

Great ideas

April 26th, 2011 / 1 Comment

Someone should’ve done this a long time ago – nicer portable potties Washing too many cups throughout the day? Use silly bands as a solution. I’m going to try this, a good use for those nicely sewn pockets in my son’s old cargo pants – how to make a messenger bag Enter for a chance […]

Thoughts on Good Friday

April 22nd, 2011 / No Comments

We can wish one another a Happy Easter, but what do you say on Good Friday? “Happy Good Friday” just doesn’t seem to convey the right meaning. Good Friday is a day of meditation, of thinking about the deep issues of life and death, and perhaps it’s not so “Happy.” Take a few moments today, […]

Role reversal

April 21st, 2011 / No Comments

I had my father to my house for dinner last night. He is 89 years old living in an assisted living home. I opened the car door for him, I helped him put on his jacket, I drove him, I cooked for him, I supported him when he walked…I am doing all the things he […]

5 healthy snacks made easy

April 20th, 2011 / No Comments

Everyone is concerned about health – and that’s a good thing. I remember I use to have milk and Twinkies for snack after school…those days are gone! Easy to make healthy snacks, here we come! 1. Edamame – soy beans in a pod. Buy frozen and boil to eat. 2. Fruit smoothies – blend frozen […]

3 easy ways to teach your children the true meaning of Easter

April 18th, 2011 / No Comments

It’s easy to get excited about Christmas as one of the major events in our Christian faith. But it’s not so easy to get excited about Easter, which is just as important if not more so, in our Christian faith. It’s easy to have cute bunny and egg decorations and crafts, but not so easy […]

Where is the most dangerous place to raise kids?

April 18th, 2011 / No Comments

Looking at life from God’s perspective. John Piper is one of my favorite teachers.

Win a $50 gift certificate!

April 13th, 2011 / 17 Comments

For that special occasion, where can you find high quality children’s formal wear? I recently came across NancyAugust.com, offering quality dresses, suits, and accessories at the most affordable and competitive prices. But what I like best about their dresses for little girls is they are traditional dresses suitable for little girls, modest and feminine, not […]

Do children make you unhappy? and more

April 12th, 2011 / No Comments

A few things to read today: My post for the Walnut Patch this week is my confession of how my children made me a better person – Children Made Me Better, Not Happier Want to know how to get your tween to curb the attitude and backtalk? A mom of 5 tells how she did […]