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
I am a stay-at-home-mom and also work from home. Marcello does all his office work here as well. For awhile our house looked like a daycare blew up, but because we eat, sleep, play and work all in this one space, we had to simplify and get organized! On top of spending loads of time at home,… Read More How I organize my house with kids
Our laundry area is simple and white, nothing remarkable really. I keep thinking I will do something to give it a pop — a stencil, wallpaper, I’m just not sure. But what it does have is a God story. Our old washer and dryer were space-rocket loud, moldy and involved in a potty training accident (like… Read More Laundry room makeover
What does your spouse do that fills your heart to the brim? What do you do that makes your child’s eyes light up big and bright? We each receive love differently, so if we speak each other’s language we’ll get farther faster. Marcello and I were introduced to Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” as… Read More Are you speaking your family’s love language?
Last month our budget was really off. And that happens sometimes, but the problem is I’m still not sure exactly what went awry! Marcello and I were racking our brains and looking at statements, trying to find what we missed, but never found the answer. So I designed these budget tracker printables to keep in my purse so… Read More Budget tracker envelope printables