(A Guest Post by Jason Soroski) This week A Charlie Brown Christmas aired on national prime time television for the 55th time. In a world where the latest greatest technology is outdated in a matter of months, and social media trends come and go in a matter of days, 55 years of anything becomes quite meaningful. I am a fan of all things nostalgic and all things Christmas, and so when the two are … [Read more...] about That Powerful Moment in A Charlie Brown Christmas: Just Drop the Blanket
My sweet boy who drew this picture a few months ago, said to me this morning, "Mom, will you always be my Valentine?" smile. I told him, "Forever and a day, I'll always be your Valentine!" It may be hard to imagine, but as much as we love our kids, there's One who loves them, and us, even more. THIS is what sums up LOVE in it's purest, most sacrificial form - "For God so loved the world that … [Read more...] about love that lasts forever…
A huge thanks to Brooke Martin Photography for these great photo tips and for being a part of our facebook giveaway today! Check out Brooke's website at www.brookemartinphotography.net for more great ideas and photo inspiration! If you are taking photos indoors, make sure you have plenty of light coming in. Open the blinds and take pictures near a window, or open a door in the room to add some … [Read more...] about Tips for Taking Your Best Family Photos
My new cell phone was delivered recently. I know, I know, I should have been excited, ecstatic, jumping for joy, but I found myself saying, without much emotion, "oh my new phone." I brought in the box, set it on the counter, stared at the unopened package for a few minutes, and then went on with my day. My 10 yr.old Dawson gets home from school, sees the box, and lets out a rip-roarin' scream, … [Read more...] about tech people live here…I am not one of them.
In the big scheme of motherhood, most of the moms I know try to make the best decisions they can for their families, and though often varied and different, we can choose to focus on what bonds us together - like loving our families, raising responsible kids, and cheering one another onward in this journey of life. Being a great mom is not based on how clean our house is, or how messy - … [Read more...] about no matter our differences, motherhood bonds us together.
Noah taped this message to our front door a few weeks ago. it's still there. he made one for the back door too. smile. I plan to leave it there. forever. such a reminder to me that even on our toughest days, we have so many blessings to be thankful for in this life. family. love. acceptance. laughter. kids. little hand-made notes. messy rooms that remind me our house is very well lived … [Read more...] about Gratefulness