Fall Family Fun Night

Family fun night is all about simple and frugal fun for everyone. You'll love these easy games for any fall themed fun night!

There is something so beautiful about fall. Maybe it's the crisp air, the simmering apple cider, or the harvest of a tractor full of gorgeous pumpkins. Whatever it is, fall is deemed a favorite season by many, my family included. It's just the right temperature and the hope of fall brings out all the things that I love to eat. So naturally, we had to host our own Fall Family Fun Night. We figured that it just couldn't be fall without leaves, pumpkins, and indian corn. The concept of the … [Read more...]

Scripture for When You Are Fearful

Does fear sometimes settle into your heart? Use God's truth  to remind yourself of the peace that you can have instead! FREE Printable scripture cards.

The house falls dark and still. Stairs creak and unfamiliar noises haunt. There is no one there, I whisper to myself, trying to make it true. But fear takes me captive. I pull my feet up, desperate to ignore it. It creaks once more and I open my eyes. Convinced that someone is there, I see shadows. Irrational thoughts consume. Shaking and hysterical, I flip on all the lights. The room is empty. I attempt to calm the hysteria, but it's too late. Feelings of defeat convince me it will be … [Read more...]

Wholesome Audio Dramas Your Family Will Love

Who does love adventure, history, and science all rolled into action packed CD's? If you haven't tried audio dramas, now is the perfect time to start!

Kids love stories. Exciting plots that twist, delight, and entertain will always bring a smile to their faces. But I find that it is getting increasingly more difficult to find wholesome stories for my children to enjoy. This, among other things, was a large factor in why we got rid of our tv. Everything in our lives seemed so plugged in. And everything in our lives seemed so shallow. I wanted adventure for my kids. I wanted them to experience fantasy and drama the way I did when I was a … [Read more...]

Simple Chore Chart and Household Management

Stop pulling out your hair over household chores! This FREE Simple Chore Chart will simplify your home management. Stress not included!

Growing up, my mom had one priority for me: college. She was convinced that if I could just make excellent grades and get into college, my life would be perfect. In fact, she often made accommodations at home to make sure I would have plenty of time to study. One of those accommodations was that she rarely made me responsible for any household chores. You would think that any person would be totally excited about this and I probably was back then. The trouble came when I moved out and got … [Read more...]

The Hidden Benefits of Family Board Games

Do you spend enough time with family board games? I bet you didn't realize just how valuable they are!

It's Friday night. School papers are packed away for a few days and the demands of work are being drowned out by pizza and excited chatter. There's no doubt, it's our favorite night of the week. For years now, it's been dubbed the official night for family fun night. Sometimes we get creative and make up our own themed game nights. Sometimes we go out for an activity. Most of the time, though, you can find us huddled around the fireplace with a stack of board games. When it comes to board … [Read more...]

How I Make Money Plus Favorite Blogging Tools

Do you ever wonder how other bloggers make money? Is there something you might be missing?  I've got a few secrets and a heap of encouragement to share with you!

Yesterday I answered that ever-so-popular question: Can I Make Money Blogging. If this is a question that has been plaguing you, I think you would enjoy hopping over to that post first before you come back and finish this one. We established that if you are willing to make the time and money commitment and if you stay true to who you are, the money is very likely to start coming in. But you are probably still wondering how, right? There is a reason why you don't see the answer to this … [Read more...]

Can I Make Money Blogging?

Ever wonder if you can really make money blogging?

I remember very clearly the day I knew God wanted me to start a blog. And I'll be honest. I thought He was nuts. The storm had been raging in my home for over a year and it seemed that despite any attempts or desires on my part, my husband was going to file for a divorce. This blog thing was the answer to a prayer I had been praying for nearly a year: "Lord, what am I going to do now?" Although I had a master's degree in teaching, I hadn't worked in 10 years. I had 4 children under 6, one … [Read more...]