Let’s face it, this is the age of minimalism. Or at least, aspired minimalism. We all crave a space that is clean, organized, purposeful, and visually pleasing. It sounds so simple! But seriously, it’s not. I long for that serene space. I am constantly attempting to achieve this lofty goal, and constantly falling incredibly short. … More Organize all the things! (or, 10 steps to KonMari your home)
Life has been confusing lately. It’s been full of ‘wait a minute’s’ and ‘did God really say that’s?’ and ‘what if’s.’ God has been gracious to us- so gracious. He’s called us to a couple years full of adventure and change. We knew this part of our life would be brief, and it seems that … More Leslie: 10 Things
This week a friend texted me and said “I’m having a low day. Please pray for me.” She has cancer. She recently had surgery and is now undergoing pretty intense chemotherapy. She’s optimistic and fighting, but I can’t imagine walking in her shoes. She has two small boys. I have another friend whose 7 year … More When my life is hard
This past week the kids and I got on an airplane and traveled from our home in the Middle East for our biennial vacation to the good old state of Texas. This time around we will be here for 7 weeks, visiting friends and family and soaking up all the amazing Texas food (think: bacon). … More I trust you God, but….
Holding up a drawing he had made at school that morning, TheBoy asked me to put it somewhere special so it wouldn’t get lost. “Don’t lose it, Mommy. I want to keep it forever.” If only he knew how much of his stuff I had already been saving. Shortly after TheBoy was born, I was … More [Family Friday] Emails to my Kids: Digital Love Letters
Everywhere we look right now it’s adverts for flowers, chocolates, jewellery … Yup – Valentine’s Day is this weekend! I help run a toddler group & next week we are planning a valentines theme, so here are some of my plans for that session. •Messy Play• Valentine’s Soup -water -red food colouring -red & pink … More Hazel-Ann: Toddler Activities for Valentine’s Day
Does anyone else have children who are ready to eat the moment they open their eyes in the morning and must henceforth announce it exuberantly beside your once peacefully snoozing head? Now don’t get me wrong, there is a part of me that loves the vim and vigor they bring to each day. I kinda wish … More Overnight Crockpot Porridge Recipe