Simple & Committed

I'm a little behind in this post, New Year's has passed and I'm just getting around to writing about what I feel my focus should be...but that's how it goes. When I sat to reflect on what I wanted to be mindful of as I embark on a new calendar year, two words came brightly … Continue reading Simple & Committed

5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

Health and wellness are such a buzz word these days! As a parent, it can be such a struggle to even know what it really looks like to live a “healthy lifestyle”.   The problem behind every definitive article on healthy living is that they bypass the truth: healthy living looks a little different for … Continue reading 5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

We are wrapping up first grade (ugh, the end of the school year is so bitter sweet) and starting to look ahead to plan out next year.  In the fall we will have TWO school aged kids in our home... which is just pure craziness!  I'm a little nervous about making time to invest in … Continue reading Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

DIY Chicken Coop and Run

We did it!  We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard.  While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run

How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

If I stop and pause, I can see it... Fourteen years ago now, I met a sweet recent high school graduate.  He was kind, thoughtful, brought me burnt CD’s and opened my car door for me… what more could any 17 year old ask for?  I fell hard and fast. Fast forward, to now…  We … Continue reading How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

One thing I wasn’t prepared for when I became a mother is how draining the gig is.  No matter if you're a young mom, working mom, stay at home mom or any other kind of mom, one thing we all can agree on is: the job can wear you down if you're not careful.  I’ve … Continue reading Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

Guys, I can’t tell you how much we love audio books in our house.  They are amazing! We listen to them constantly in the car. It helps manage some of the drive time sibling conflict.  We also all love listening to stories. Here are a few recent listens that really captivated our attention.   The … Continue reading Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

My RVA Fall Favorites

Guys, fall… it’s magical. Pumpkin spice lattes, do I have to say anymore? There are so many things I love so much about this time of year, scarfs, boots, pumpkins, Halloween, chili, the beautiful leaves changing color...the list is so long! I’ll spare you the complete list of fall favorites and just share some of our favorite … Continue reading My RVA Fall Favorites

Back to School Snack Ideas

Guys, I really can’t understand how my kids can eat so much! Literally the second we make it out the door, nearly immediately after they eat their large breakfast, someone dares to utter the phrase, “I need a snack.” REALLY, how is that even possible? I strive to feed these people a healthy, well-balanced diet … Continue reading Back to School Snack Ideas

1,000 Thanks (part 8)

Almost finished up with my list of 1,000 tiny things that I'm so thankful for.  Summertime is my favorite.  There are so many tiny blessings, starting with sunshine, that fill the days.  I'm thankful for seasons of rest and joy that prepare us for the fall and routines.  Enjoy these last weeks of summer my … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks (part 8)