It’s January in Minnesota, which means, like most years, we haven’t seen temps above 0*F for a few weeks now, and the wind threatens to freeze our faces off if we do dare walk outside. The kids are antsy from being cooped up inside, and we’ve all had our round with some sort of illness,… Read More 9 Awesome Ideas to Survive the Winter Blues
I’m not sure I’ve ever kept a New Years Resolution… or even made one. A ‘Resolution’ is defined by Google.com as 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. or 2. the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. Making a New Years Resolution seems to be a common thing,… Read More Make Bucket Lists Instead of New Years Resolutions
A giving heart must also learn to be a forgiving heart. God’s blessed me with a giving heart. One of the things that I love most is giving to others, and watching my children embrace their giving hearts as well. Whether it is giving excess of what we have, giving of ourselves with our time… Read More Teaching A Giving Heart to Forgive
I came to the conclusion years ago that one of the worst times of my parenting day is bedtime. I’ll just come right out and say it, bedtime with several young children stinks. A few years ago when my now 5-year-old was sleeping only 2-3 hrs per night and no longer napping during the day, … Read More Parenting confession, bedtime stinks.
I’m about half way through my 30’s, and while I enjoyed all the excitement that life had to bring in my 20’s, I am truly enjoying my 30’s far more than I ever imagined. Here are some of the reasons why, and what I’d say to a younger me if I had the chance! Life… Read More 5 Things That Are Making My 30’s Better Than My 20’s
Have you ever cried over the mere thought of having to make a meal for your family? I have. Getting handed 5 pages with dietary restrictions of what your newly diagnosed son can and cannot eat will do that to a mom. When K was first diagnosed as being dairy intolerant, that meant a new… Read More Overwhelmed by Dietary Restrictions? You Aren’t Alone.
There I was, standing alone in the police evidence room, among all the evidence from the worst crimes imaginable, praying, asking God to please give me a sign, because He knows I am that stubborn, that I needed an actual sign on top of all that we were experiencing, and all that already showed me… Read More 7 Areas of Life to Balance and Grow so You Can Live the Life Of Your Dreams, the Oola Life.
Fall is upon us here in Northern Minnesota. The days are getting shorter, the temps are getting cooler, leaves are changing, farmers are harvesting, and pumpkin-everything is everywhere! One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to hit up a pumpkin patch. We found Mother, Goose, and Beans last year and put it… Read More Fall Fun at Mother, Goose and Beans Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!
As I started this journey of blogging, I never envisioned the path it would take me down. But I am so very thankful for the journey it’s led me on and the experiences we are able to have as a family because of the blog. We are loving the time we are spending together, the… Read More Liebster Award- Thank You!
If your kids like Thunder Road, this amusement park is a must-visit when in Aberdeen, South Dakota! We had a sponsored visit to Wylie Park this summer and Thunder Road was K’s favorite attraction! We arrived in Aberdeen late Saturday morning and spent the day at Storybook Land with all our favorite nursery rhyme characters,… Read More Wylie Thunder Road Fun!!!