I started this detox on a whim, with no specific strategy, other than the determination to be free of sugar’s addictive hold on my body. Four days in and several Google searches later, I am beginning to see that there are countless ways to approach a sugar detox. Today, I began researching just which route […]
Our family just returned from a week-long vacation to the Northwoods of Wisconsin where we attended family camp at Fort Wilderness for our fourth year. It was wonderful! The weather was perfect, the speaker delivered timely messages, and I spent time with God in prayer and Bible reading everyday- for the first time in months. […]
Last fall, I wrote a post entitled Why I Said No to Organized Sports. It seemed like such an easy choice then, taking my older boys out of their secondary sports to free up our schedule for their younger siblings to play soccer. After my son’s Crohn’s diagnosis in December, we made the more difficult […]
Today, I am guest posting on What to Watch, where I also work as a TV and movie review editor. In honor of Once Upon a Time Camp (which I hosted and my daughters attended), our family finished out the week with a viewing of Cinderella (2015). You can read my review here.
My four-year old daughter loves dogs; I mean, she LOVES dogs- every size, shape, color, breed. Their slobbery kisses make her laugh; she loves to snuggle with the big ones and attempt to carry around the little ones. When we take a walk on the bike path by our house, she instinctively makes a beeline […]
Over the years, I have conducted an informal poll of couples married ten years or more, asking the following question: Do you and your spouse have any hobbies or interests that you enjoy doing together? A handful of these couples have responded affirmatively, listing traveling, golfing, backpacking, and bird watching as some of their shared […]
As a parent attempting to contain and corral the steady influx of toys and trinkets into our home, I always appreciate a good post on how to keep toy clutter at bay. Today, in addition to sharing my own efforts to simplify life with toys, I am including some fantastic, even radical, posts by other […]
“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” (Francis Jourdain, 1876) Over the past couple of years, we have remodeled our kitchen, living room, and the kids’ bedrooms. I have since been struggling with how to decorate these spaces. As an aspiring minimalist, I am trying to […]