When we planned our Disney trip almost a year ago Chris and I agreed that this would be the girls’ birthday celebration and present all rolled into one. But since we kept it a secret I didn’t know what to do when Charlotte started planning her fifth birthday party and inviting friends. I couldn’t just … More Simple Celebrations: An easy Moana-themed luau
We’re back. We actually got back last Sunday morning (our flight left at the ungodly hour of 7:20am and we had an hour drive to the airport. I’m still not caught up on sleep). While we were gone our area experienced some pretty crazy flash flooding. We are thankful our flight back wasn’t on Saturday, … More Disney World with preschoolers: highlights and tips for a magical time
In my last post I talked about how I’ve realized how important it is to take care of my soul, yet how difficult it is for me to actually do. I didn’t really even know where to start. I knew Jesus offers a soul-deep peace and unshakable hope, but I didn’t know how to access … More Soul Care Habits (part 1): Minimizing Distraction
Spring is my second-favorite season. Fall edges it out by the slimmest of margins. My soul delights in warmer weather and watching the world come back to life. Unfortunately it seems like along with green grass spring also brings with it an extra-full schedule. This past weekend we attended three birthday parties in addition to … More Mama Musings: How do I care for my soul during a season of busyness?
You may have noticed (or not) that it’s been a little while since my last post. No cause for alarm, just normal life busyness. Sometimes I like to think of the seasons’ rhythms like a long bike ride. For me winter (after the holiday season) is a slow slog up a huge hill. I often … More I’m Loving…March 2017
In my last post I explained a little bit about my journey toward a more simplified life. My interest in minimalism was first captured when I found this post on Pinterest by Joshua Becker, which led me to his website, which led me to other links, then books, and eventually even podcasts. Minimalism is a … More Simplifying: My favorite minimalism resources
The first time I heard the word “minimalism” my reaction was immediately negative. I pictured stark white walls, uncomfortable, futuristic looking furniture, and nothing to brighten the space except maybe a weird modern art piece or two. I like my stuff, thank you very much, and had no desire to pitch most of it and … More Simplifying: Dipping my toe into the pool of minimalism (oh who am I kidding, I’ve jumped in with both feet)