Mama Don’t You Worry

Recently author Louie Lawent released a new children’s eBook entitled “Momma Don’t You Worry.” It is about a boy who is almost 6 years old and believe he’s too old to have to hold his hand when they’re out in…

How To Create A Photo Wall With Minted

Every once in a while I get the urge to redecorate. My most recent target was our family room. In a matter of days all the walls were repainted, the curtains and rug were replaced with new colors and patterns that added…

Berry and Avocado Salad with Grilled Onions

Hey daydreamers! I hope you all had a wonderful January! We welcomed a beautiful baby boy (Haddon Alexis) on January 8th and are completely smitten. We have also been incredibly busy. So much so, that we rarely have time to…

My Top 11 Valentine’s Day Tips

1. Know your date’s preferences. Do they like movies? sports? music? literature? Find what interests your date and build from there. 2. Make plans early. Things tend to run smoother if you plan ahead. Make reservations early. Or sketch out your plan….

A Few Favorites

A Few Favorites… 1. Running! It is officially Couch to 5K season. Last year I seriously only ran twice (in the frigid, lung burning, coldness of outside) before running the 5k. Bad idea. Oh! And to make the race even more fun, I had…

Cool New Find for Moms: Bumblebean

As a blogger I am always looking for new things to share. The holidays are over but many of us are still scouring the internet for the perfect gifts for our friends, kids, or maybe even ourselves! I’ve discovered a fun site:…

7 Reasons to Keep a Diary

Sipping my coffee, I turned over to a new page in my book Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory reading the sentence, “Keep a diary…” That little idea sparked fresh vision for writing. When I read Pearce’s encouragement to “Keep a diary. Once a…

Joy Unspeakable

Last Wednesday our pastor had us read a chapter from a book on Samuel Pearce. I read through the chapter, nearly highlighted the entire thing, and then immediately had Mark order the book on Amazon for me.   For two days I…

Waves Of Grace | A Poem

On January 13, 2015, one week after we lost our sweet baby Emerson, I sat down in my favorite chair to write. I have never really written a poem by myself, except once when I was 6 years old, but I decided…

Eye Heart Glasses

As a writer, my day-to-day consists of looking for and finding new things that inspire fresh creativity. A passion for words and stories seems to course through my veins. Curiosity hunts through books, papers, and blogs, wearing an ever watchful eye….

Emerson’s Story

Hoping for a miracle, I opened the car door. As it creaked, I stepped out. The wind ran through my hair, and I reached for my bag. Swinging it over my shoulder, I breathed in winter’s breeze and then exchanged a nervous glance with my mom….

Winter Days with FabKids

Winter wraps her arms around us as if she too is trying to stay warm. Our little house perched on a hill welcomes us to stay inside. A fire crackles. Tongues of fire lick the air. Billowing out of the…

Kicking Off The New Year

I love new beginnings and fresh starts! New Year’s day is exciting, and I love all the lists, plans and new ideas. But I’ve seen the clock strike midnight enough times to know that sometimes it is easy to drop…

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