Sundays have become the highlight of our week in the last couple months. Because of our new Sunday routine we start Monday morning feeling refreshed and ready to get to work. We feel bonded as a family and our kids start the week with full love tanks. So what’s changed? We’re learning to practice the Sabbath. We’re turning off… Read More Honoring the Sabbath with kids
Have you ever heard of resurrection eggs? They’re a fun, interactive way to tell the Easter story to kids. We did this activity last Sunday with the kids and they were much more receptive and involved than I anticipated! We really enjoyed it. They want to do it again this Sunday. The basic idea is that… Read More Kids Easter activities: Resurrection eggs
Easter is my favorite holiday. Celebrating Christ’s resurrection, time with family and friends, blooms, floral dresses, egg hunts and bunnnies! Yes please. And it comes without the pressure of some holidays. (I’m talking to you, Christmas.) This year I wanted to have a banner that said “He is risen,” but I couldn’t find something that… Read More Simple and cheap Easter decoration ideas
I’ve wanted to do a plant wall in this bathroom for about two years and it’s finally done! I have been eyeing beautiful plant walls on Pinterest, plotting and planning for this blank wall in our master bathroom. It has artificial and real plants. Here’s how I did it and where I got the plants: Step… Read More Plant wall in the bathroom
We have chosen to focus on experiences instead of presents for our kids’ birthdays. That means that the build up is for the trip of their choice, instead of gifts. We plan it, anticipate it and focus on that. In this post I’m also letting you in on why we do it this way, how much… Read More How we do birthdays a little differently
It’s ironic that I, of all people, would write a post on prayer. My prayer life isn’t where it should be. My fear of praying in public is a work in progress. And I’ll be honest with you, prayer has largely been a vague mystery to me. But despite all of this, God is calling… Read More Does prayer make a difference?
Here’s a video glimpse inside our daily life — complete with a 4 a.m. wakeup call, a frog in the house, crying (mostly from the kids), fighting and cuddles. I did miss the part when Adriano spilled his entire glass of milk on me, but managed to fit a few tips and recipes in there. If you’re… Read More VIDEO: A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom