Organizing the Chaos

Most moms I know often feel like they are drowning in chaos. Managing the household tasks, managing kids’ activities, attempting to balance more things than we can carry. Mamas, we are uniquely made for our job, but we allow the Enemy to convince us otherwise.  Square pegs and round...

Becoming a WaveMaker

In 2019, I started doing live videos on Facebook. I completed three separate 14-day challenges to go live every day for two weeks. My consistency outside of the challenges wavered at times, but not ever to the point I stopped doing them. At some point in the year, I...

Becoming and Unbecoming an Army Wife

This is the written version of a presentation I made at the Mart Lions Club. You can view the video here. In July of 2007, I made a decision that changed my life. Before I can tell you that, I have to tell you about a decision made about...

Make a Good Middle

August means back to school. In some ways, August brings fresh resolve to explore new opportunities and improve on the previous school year. Yes, even for homeschoolers. August is a new beginning, a time to learn new things while building on old lessons. All of this culminates in preparing...

The Magic of Mindset

“Reason” is a more acceptable word for “excuse” When faced with a busy schedule, a new challenge, or confronting the things you don’t want to do, do you come up with a list of “reasons” to avoid action? The more “reasoning” you do, the easier it becomes. In this...

New Lessons from Esther

I’ve been teaching Esther in our young ladies’ Bible class. My favorite thing about teaching is how much I learn in the process. The past few weeks have been no exception. If you aren’t familiar with this short book of the Bible, it is an easy read. This historical...

Lessons from a Butterfly

For Eric Carle’s birthday, author of  A Very Hungry Caterpillar, we enjoyed learning more about butterflies,  making butterfly crafts and snacks, and even learning more about the author himself.   The parallels between the way a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly and the way we overcome challenges are remarkable. Change...

Have a Do Nothing Day

Happy National Solitaire Day!  Did you know that the traditional game of “Klondike” solitaire has been around for over 200 years? The age of technology certainly increased its popularity. Microsoft first included this game with Windows 3.0 in 1998 – in order to help people learn to operate the...

Our Allergy Story

Hello. My name is Angie and I’m a mother of allergic children. The struggle started early in my mothering career, during a time when I functioned as a single parent due to long deployments. Dietrich’s allergy story begins shortly after starting solid foods (maybe even earlier as he’s always...

Craving Connection

As our online presence grows, do we end up losing more of our real life? Facebook messenger keeps me connected to friends and family – extremely vital during my years spent miles or oceans away from home. However, Facebook also harbors drama, which if not checked wreaks havoc with...