My Five Favorite Finds for May

28
May
2015
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When a friend finds something they really like, well.... they share!  So that is what this post is all about.  Every few months I tip you off to what I've found to be some favorite items I've recently discovered.  I typically try to link to amazon, so you can use the affiliate link if you so desire and contribute to our sponsorship of our Compassion girls - but often times you can find some of the items locally. I love the ease … {Read More...}

The Price Is Real

25
May
2015
Four American flags waving over blue sky

As I sit and try to gather my thoughts for a post that would even come close to recognizing what Memorial Day truly means in the heart of America, I get a bit tongue tied. I think.... well, I know and I am embarrassed to admit I take for granted the things that others gave for me to live the life I have today.  Those sacrifices are not as embedded in my life and experiences as have been for those who grew up in more war torn era's of … {Read More...}

3 Ways To Get Your Kids to Love Reading

21
May
2015
Love-reading

If your child is showing little interest in reading, there is hope. Sometimes we parents have to get get sneaky, but you can still turn your child into a reader, even if he is reluctant about it. The Earlier Bedtime trick One of my favorite ways to get my kids to read is something they hopefully will not figure out until they have kids of their own. Two words "Earlier Bedtime". You might be wondering how an increase in sleep can help … {Read More...}

21 Reasons To Send A Child A Greeting Card

18
May
2015
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When was the last time you saw the face of a child light up and glow because they got a piece of mail with their name on it? Children love to get mail. My older children have lost that spark, but my five year old is constantly asking if they got mail.   I think special occasions are great to send mail - and usually around holiday's or birthday's they know to expect it, but what would happen if mail arrived for them on an ordinary … {Read More...}

Summer Planning Made Simple

11
May
2015
Summer

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and especially a wonderful Mother's Day.  I spent the weekend watching baseball - one of my favorite activities.  I watched my five year olds t-ball game, my older son's game where he coaches a team of thirteen year olds and then went to the Mariner's game on Sunday. Perfect! Today I wanted to share many of the past resources that I have here on the blog. My most popular is the Summer … {Read More...}

bright background, autumn bokeh and wooden floor
Four American flags waving over blue sky
Love-reading
Blank card with colorful hearts over rose ribbon over ornamental paper background
Summer