Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from playdates to swimming pools to Bible schools. And I’ve loved every second of it. I know some argue that a little boredom is good for Continue »

Cheap Fun for Children

My children used to spend hours playing together with their favorite toy. Though most would assume it was a major purchase or some extravagant electronic gadget, it was actually a most simplistic and regular household item … only in mass quantity! When my daughter was about a year old, a friend from church told me to start Continue »

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! Hopefully your family will be together for the holiday! In the United States today we’re remembering the day we declared our independence and claimed our freedom. But we remember too that Christ set us free first. And that Truth is something we can ALL celebrate! How will you celebrate today?

Debt-Free Vacations

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in 2010. “95,555 & Counting.” That’s what I posted on my Facebook page today. It’s the mileage on my black Envoy. And today, I’m grateful for it. Not so 48 hours ago. When I stepped into my friend’s brand new sporty car, I had five minutes of a covetous Continue »

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad was like me, a member of the boomer generation, likely an empty nester. And Bayer is right. It is time to take care of ourselves so Continue »

Happy Heavenly Father’s Day

For me as a single mom, one of the most difficult things about Father’s Day is purchasing the card. It’s agonizing standing there looking at all the “Dad! You’re the greatest!” cards, knowing that they simply don’t apply. My children don’t choose them. That makes me sad and angry. I want my children’s dad to be their hero. Continue »