Quiet Time Journal for Kids

Are you looking for ways to encourage your children to have a better, more consistent quiet time? My Time with God is a quiet time journal  for kids that has 4 unique study methods, prayer records, blessings and more! Make your mornings easier and your time with God sweeter!

One thing I really love about this time of year is the chance to make it all new. Sure, you can make changes anytime, but the close of a year always seems to prompt us to re-evaluate. A few years ago I made a significant change in my life. I participated in a support group for people wishing to make it a habit to get up before their family every day and start their day with God's Word. Just this one little thing changed everything for me. I became more faithful in reading the Word, I was a … [Read more...]

Christmas Hymn Study Procrastinator’s Sale

If you are anything like me, you have good intentions that end up somewhere far from where you had hoped. It can be quite discouraging to look around at all of the fun things that other families are doing that you didn't plan ahead enough to do. If this is you this year, let me bless you with a little sale that just might help! you'll save $7 on one of my most popular products!

If you are anything like me, you have good intentions that end up somewhere far from where you had hoped. Especially at Christmas time. You meant to do one of those super cool 25 day countdowns...but it didn't happen. Or you wanted to bless your neighbors with baked treats, but it didn't happen. Believe me, I know it can be quite discouraging to look around at all the fun things other families are doing that you didn't plan ahead enough to do. And I know that it can be easy to convince … [Read more...]

A Few Last Minute Gift Ideas

Creative kids? You'll love these gift ideas from Kidkraft. High quality, tons of fun. Hurry.  These are only available for a short time.

Zulily A new favorite for me this year is Zulily. They have had some amazing deals in the past week or so. Plus they were offering free shipping. They promise delivery by Christmas, so it's a win-win. They've got clothes, toys, sheets, pretty much anything you can think of. Of course, they have stuff for grown-ups, too!   For the creative kid, Zulily has excellent deals on KidKraft items. Excellent quality, great prices.   How about creative ways to get your playroom … [Read more...]

12 Days of Single Mom Christmas

I know that this isn't how you always imagined it. But you're not alone. Join us for 12 Days of Single Mom Christmas Devotionals. We will find hope through prayer and scripture as we face the giants of single parenting at Christmastime.

Her tears burned fire in places that I couldn't have imagined. We sat there on the floor, staring at the boxes of Christmas decorations that had been tradition for the entire 6 years of her sweet life. All she knew was the family celebration of putting the ornaments on the tree. Fond memories of opening the advent calendar together and baking sugar cookies filled her heart. She tried as hard as I did, but the bitter cold of our first Christmas alone began to consume her. "But mommy, we … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Memories

Long after the latest toys are broken and shoved under the bed, it's the memories that our kids will cherish in their hearts. Looking for ways to make christmas memories? This post will give you 5 core ideas with tons of fun packed inside!

Every Saturday morning growing up we had pancakes. It wasn't fancy. There were no chocolate chips or whipped cream topping. They were not served by a waitress. In fact, most of the time we were limited to 2 pancakes to keep the cost down. But...we didn't notice any of that. What we noticed was how Mama behaved while waiting to flip the pancakes. There is just something about your mama breakdancing in her nightgown and slippers on the kitchen floor that makes a memory. Not just any … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Printable

This was absolutely the BEST part of our Christmas Light Night tradition. You'll love this FREE printable Christmas light scavenger hunt.

It was our first time and my heart was giddy with excitement for what was to come. The kids had been neatly tucked into bed for about ten minutes and I was poised to announce the thrill of the season. I stood in the middle of the living room and shook the jingle bells as loud as I could. "Everybody in the car," I shouted. "It's time for our first annual Christmas Lights Night!" They burst out of their rooms with excited bewilderment smeared all over their tiny faces. I'm fairly certain … [Read more...]

20 Adorable Christmas Food Crafts

Make memories this Christmas with these 20 Adorable Christmas food crafts. They are perfect for classroom Christmas parties or just an afternoon of fun!

I have to admit that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to food crafts. You know what I'm talking about, those cute little crafts you can make with your kids and then eat. I'm thinking that these are my favorite because I've never been one of those "good" moms who saves all of her children's art work. In fact, I'm one of those bad moms who gets rid of almost ALL of it. *gasp* (I hope we can still be friends!) Or perhaps it was my years in the classroom that sparked my love of all … [Read more...]