It seems like just yesterday that my oldest child was born. However, she’s about to become a three-year-old! I’ve noticed that many children her age are beginning preschool programs. Some of these are very formal programs, while others are traditional childcare with a special focus on school readiness skills. Does my child need … [Read more...] about Is Preschool Necessary?
I love the convenience of one-pot dinners, so I was immediately curious when I began seeing sheet pan dinners all over Pinterest. A sheet pan dinner is exactly what its name implies: An entire dinner cooked in the oven on one sheet pan. Preparation and cleanup are easy, plus roasting is a healthy and delicious way to prepare foods. I … [Read more...] about Ranch Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner
Moms are busy. It doesn’t matter how many children they have, if their kids are young or grown, or if they work or stay at home. Given this reality, is it really possible for moms to find time to spend with God? I first considered this question a couple of years ago when I was struggling to find time to spend with the Lord while … [Read more...] about Can Busy Moms Really Find Time to Spend with God? (Part 1)
I usually focus my Christmas in July posts on topics that will help us plan early so we won’t have a chaotic Christmas season. This year I’m focusing on a slightly different topic. One thing I love about Christmas is the “Christmas spirit” that often surrounds us during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We tend to be more … [Read more...] about Christmas in July: Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive Year Round
If you were to eavesdrop on my household at random times throughout the day, it’s likely you would hear me singing more than once. This isn’t because I’m particularly fond of singing and it’s certainly not because I’m gifted at it. I began singing to my children before they were born. When I was pregnant with my first, I would sit in … [Read more...] about Why I’m a Singing Mom
I came across this recipe while searching for frugal dinner ideas. In addition to being frugal, this no-frills dish is easy to prepare and uses common ingredients, making it perfect for nights when you’re short on time or need to make a trip to the grocery store. Ingredients (Adapted from this recipe for Porcupines Skillet.) 1 pound … [Read more...] about Beef Tomato Rice Skillet
My husband and I have come to a crossroads. We’ve been debating how to proceed in regards to purchasing books: Should we continue purchasing print books or should we begin purchasing books in an electronic format? In my household, we’re all bibliophiles. Subsequently, we have hundreds of books. After a year and a half in our current … [Read more...] about Should I Start Buying Ebooks Instead of Print Books?
Though marriage is becoming less common in our society, our culture still has a lot to tell us about it. Unfortunately, a number of myths are among the things our culture tells us about marriage. If we believe these, then our marriages will pay a price because our expectations will be unrealistic. What are some of these myths? Here … [Read more...] about 5 Myths Our Culture Tells Us About Marriage