The Mission of Motherhood

You ever read a book and go, “That is so me!”  Or, “This is so where I want to be.  I need to read that again.”  Or, “Wow, this book is amazing.  I can’t wait to tell all my friends!”?   Well that is exactly how I feel about the book I am going to [...]

A Mother’s Daily Affirmation

Mother's Daily Affirmation

A few years ago I was listening to a Zig Ziglar podcast where he shared his story about the creation of and use of his daily affirmation–his mission statement of sorts that provided him inspiration to become the confident and inspiring man he became.   When he wrote his daily affirmation, he didn’t yet bear [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Preschoolers

Kid Friendly Road Map

Goose and I are very excited to be taking our first long vacation since we’ve been married to visit my brother in the Carolinas next month.  How far exactly is long?  One way is about 18 hours on the road!  That’s a loooooong time for anyone let alone preschoolers so being the planner that I [...]

Age Appropriate Life Skills List

Age Appropriate Life Skills

When it comes to homeschooling, one thing I have put down on our curriculum checklist is an age-by-age life skills list (aka a list of chores with a purpose) as a guide to remind me as a mom to encourage my children to develop the skills they need to function as a mature and responsible [...]

Kids Routine Chart and Printables

For some time now I’ve been pinning and saving routine chart ideas for my 3 year old.  Peanut loves to know what is happening and initiate activities on her own.  She often asks me questions like, “Is today choir day?” or “Do we get to go to the park today?” or “Is it snack time [...]