Pay it Forward with Snuggle and #ShareABear

I love pay it forwards and this one is extra awesome! Snuggle is paying it forward and donating 5,000 stuffed Snuggle Bears through the Starlight’s Children Foundation to help comfort children going through trying experiences. The Starlight Children’s Foundation partners with experts to improve quality of life for children, families and communities around the world.  They work […]

Pay it Forward with PDQ

We are back in ball season and are on the run most nights! One of my kids top picks for dinner on the road is PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurant! We love their fun deals and promos and this months promo is awesome! They have partnered with Coca-Cola and the St. Baldrick’s foundation to […]

When Words are Not enough…

This past month has been a strange one for me emotionally. Personally, my family is okay and all are well and doing good. Older kids are back in school and baby and I are finding our new normal again. Last weekend a friends son died, unexpectedly. It was a loss that no one anticipated and […]

Finding Balance after Adoption

Here we are almost 9 months in and I am STILL trying to find balance in my life! We are always moving forward and on the go, but always feeling a little frazzle-dazzled! We had some sort of a routine, then BAM – summer hit! It threw off everything! It made it harder to do […]

Solving the Bible Story Family Growth problem

For some time I have felt a calling (so to speak) to make sure my kids are being intentionally fed spiritually. The idealist in my would have us carve out an hours every night where Steve (being the man of the house) would engage with a fun, applicable lesson from the Bible. This has not […]

The Importance of Positive Adoption Language

Adoption has been around for a long time, however the circumstances and ways that families can adopt have changed a lot. If you research the history of adoption, you will find a few things. 1.) Kids were put on Orphan trains that traveled from city to city and then at stops they were put up […]

Pay it Forward with Office Depot Foundation

I love Pay it Forwards! For the past 16 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life – at the beginning of the new school year. I love their National Backpack Program! They are donating 200,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and […]

Pay it Forward with PDQ

PDQ is offering an awesome pay it forward opportunity as we got Back to School. Items needed: Binders Crayons Colored pencils Dry-erase markers Erasers Glue sticks and bottles Highlighters Loose-leaf paper Markers Notebooks Pencils Pencil bags Pens Rulers Tissues Two-pocket folders

Bed time Routines and Sweet Slumber #LoveHallmark

Our little guy is 7 months now and is such a joy! He is the happiest little guy, ever! He loves bath time and we love to let him play and explore his little world as we do our evening routine before bed. We do not bathe him every night, as he doesn’t need it […]

Packing your Van like a Pro

My husband hates it when I ask him to load the van for a trip. With six people in our family and a dog, we have a lot of bags and gear to load up. And did I mention that one of the 6 of us in a baby? If you have ever traveled with […]