Do the Next Right Thing…Again.

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  I revisited a post that I wrote a couple of years ago– Do the Next Right Thing. As I’m digging my way slowly out of the summer-dump-and-run-chaos that we created over the past 3 months. You know that “junk drawer” we all have? Well…I feel like EVERY drawer is that drawer right now. So [Read More...]

Summer Responsibilities Charts (free printables)

 Our new laundry bin system… I’ll keep this short and sweet. We have one more official day of school left…And so I decided it was time to update last year’s– summer responsibility charts. Some may say that I’m a mean mom.As in– “School is out, now get to work !!!” Don’t worry, we’re going [Read More...]

If You’re Thinking About Camping This Summer…(Free Printable Camping List)

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Every summer we enjoy at least one or two camping trips with a group of our friends…(a few photos from camping last year with a printable camping list) Kayaking out to a nearby island… I was so sad I forgot my own pink-camping-tutu… Let the bug hunting begin… Finding newts is always a highlight… Lydia discovered some new [Read More...]

Intentional Summer 2012 (with printable planning questions)

We’re getting close to June !!!Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…Our family is in count-down-mode with only a few weeks of school left.And for me, that means it’s time to get serious about summer planning.I am a natural born planner.I like it.It helps me.I find freedom in having a plan.And without planning….I [Read More...]

Intentional Summer 2012 (with printable planning questions)

We’re getting close to June !!! Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer… Our family is in count-down-mode with only a few weeks of school left. And for me, that means it’s time to get serious about summer planning. I am a natural born planner. I like it. It helps me. I find [Read More...]

Treasure Trading 2012

Just in case you’re not a big fan of garage sales… Or you are, But you’re an even bigger fan of–FREE… Here’s an alternate way to get rid of items that you no longer use or want. It’s called Treasure Trading– And here’s how Treasure Trading works: #1)  Who should I invite and what is the purpose? The [Read More...]

Intentional Planning–Sharing Over at The Better Mom

Today I’m sharing a list of self-check-intentional-planning-questions over at The Better Mom. The focus is… Intentional Seasonal Planning Because I’m much too good at responding to the most immediate,and overlooking what is… Truly Important (and because it’s crazy how much changes in the blink-of-an-eye).  If you have a few extra minutes, please stop on by, [Read More...]

If You Tend To Be A “No” Mom… (Fun Ideas And Resources For Moms Part 1–Around The House)

Last week I shared with a local group of women about being a “Yes Mom”. You know–one of those fun, creative, inspiring moms who looks for ways to say “yes” whenever possible. But in many ways, being a “no mom” is what comes naturally to me,especially if I’m feeling wiped out or overwhelmed or I’m [Read More...]

I’m Back On Board

…which is good.  Because it has been a while since I jumped ship. Memorizing Scripture is something we value– We know it is commanded. We know how much it helps. We know how often God calls to mind a particular passage at a much needed moment. When the kids were all really little we memorized most [Read More...]

30 in 3

You’ve probably seen those 3 in 30 posts–About the 3 in 30 Challenge. 3 goals in 30 days.Convicting, encouraging, inspiring.Someday I will do this. Well…. Our 3 oldest kiddos will be gone for 3 full days this week… So–I’m going to change things up a bit and aim for– 30 in 3.30 goals in 3 [Read More...]

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