Creative Parenting: Helping Kids Deal with Fear

Before I was a stay-at-home, coupon clipping, homeschooling mom I worked as a Behavior Specialist for developmentally disabled foster kids.   Read More »

Mother’s Day Encouragement for Every Woman

  I read a really powerful and tender article this week from Amy at Messy Middle that has stayed with me for   Read More »

10 Compliments Every Kid Needs to Hear

We’re very intentional about giving lots of verbal praise around our house, and not only to our daughter but to   Read More »

love your own life

In a Pinterest World, Love Your Own Life

Yesterday I went to my sister’s wedding. It was gorgeous–the wedding had the most Pin-worthy details like handmade jars of   Read More »

I need to quit saving the world and just save myself

I am not SuperMom

I am a do-er. I’m one of those people who likes to volunteer, likes to run things, likes to put   Read More »

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How to Stop a Mama Tantrum

Moms, you are not alone. Most other moms find themselves snapping or yelling at one time or another. If you   Read More »

creativity is contagious

Inspirational Creativity Quotes

Here are some fun inspirational quotes about creativity.

Make a Dollar Store Pedestal Mirror

When I was about 8 months pregnant with my daughter I realized that my days of trips to the spa   Read More »

Make Homemade Makeup Remover

 I took a long, hard look in the mirror the other day….and then had a long, hard talk with myself   Read More »

The Tightwad Try-Alls: Put the Word Out

Sometimes a need arises — a need that requires a specialty tool, items, or some other object that you can’t   Read More »