Family Life

Who agrees to accept one of the hardest job assignments in the world with no instruction manual? Mommies, that’s who! Boy, can this responsibility be tough, but it is also super rewarding. I am constantly learning and making mistakes when it comes to being a mom, but that’s where grace comes in. And a good cup of coffee helps too!

Give Your Children a Decree
Everyday I am learning how to be a better parent to my girls. I admittedly make a gazillion mistakes daily[...]
The Power of Traditions
Calling all married folks! Yep, this one’s for you. Last week my husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary.[...]
How Not to Say, “What Do You Say?”
When my girls were very young I often felt like a broken record. Every single day, this was the phrase[...]
Our Daddy-Daughter Breakfast Tradition
I love a good tradition, and especially when I see how it enriches the lives of our kids. We have[...]
Solving Conflict with a Coin Flip
This simple concept has rocked my world as a parent. Before I dive into why this idea was a game[...]
Laying the Communication Foundation
Being a “girl mom” is awesome, and I couldn't be more crazy about my daughters. I have enjoyed every stage[...]
Create a Family Vision Statement
Businesses do it, non-profit organizations do it, universities do it, so why shouldn’t families do it?! I’m talking about creating[...]
Faith Based Books for Girls
I tell my girls all the time, “Girls, readers are leaders!” Cue the eye roll, and “Yes mom, we know.”[...]
How to Memorize Scripture with Your Kids
I was having some major mom guilt. I was kicking myself all over the place because I felt like I[...]
Teach Your Kids to Compromise
It was a Wednesday morning, and I was dutifully going through the mom routine of making sure my kids were[...]
Have the Tea Party!
Being a busy mom can be tough, and I think it’s very easy to get lost in all of the[...]
Day 25 of COVID Quarantine: UPDATE
I haven’t posted in awhile mainly because I’m still flying by the seat of my pants with our ”new normal”.[...]
Train a Dog, Train a Child
We did something utterly insane a few months ago. We got a puppy. Some would argue that that is either[...]
Creating Peace in My Kids’ Morning Routine
Ahhh!! Where did the summer go? I ask myself this question every year when Labor Day weekend is staring at[...]
The Biggest Lesson I Learned on Our Family Trip
I love to travel. Especially with my family. We recently got home from an eight day whirlwind trip to two[...]
Our Glacier National Park and Yellowstone Family Road Trip Adventure
This is a trip that I’ve been looking forward to doing with the girls for a long time. Exploring this[...]
Speak Life
I was reflecting recently on this crazy job called “parenting” that my husband and I have been given, and as[...]
Casting Vision
A part of my heart will always be in New York City. I considered myself a New Yorker years ago[...]
Moms out there, this one’s for you. My daughter recently did a writing assignment for her first grade class at[...]