6 Things Every Brother Needs to Hear from His Sister

6 Things Every Brother Needs to Hear From His Sister

What does my brother need to hear from me? As his sister? That’s the question the young lady posed to me. While I’ve been asked many things since I started this blog, this one was a first. And it was a great question. You see, we have four sons and four daughters. Four brothers and four sisters. And we’ve seen the power that a sibling’s voice has in your life. We’ve watched it play out over the years - for building up, or for tearing down. We also know adults who still struggle … [Continue reading]

Why A Modern-Day Woman Would Give Old-Fashioned Respect to Him

Why A Modern-Day Woman Would Give Old-Fashioned Respect to Him

I left home at the ripe old age of 18. Seeking an education. Hoping for adventure. And looking for love. You know, looking for him - that guy I’d want to walk beside for the rest of my days. And to sleep by his side on the same starry nights. It would be another 8 long years before I found him. By then I’d been in school for 7 of those years and traveled and studied in 8 different countries. London, Paris, Yaounde, Jerusalem. A wanderer. By then, an educated, modern-day … [Continue reading]

A Charming Children’s Series – At Long Last: A Review of The Growly Books

A Charming Children's Series - At Long Last!

At long last! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for a good, wholesome children’s series. Do you realize how hard this is to find these days? Our children have blown through all the classic children’s series . . . So then what? That’s why I was so thrilled when I found out about the Growly Books series by Philip and Erin Ulrich. I’d heard such lovely things that I had to check it out for myself. And I was not disappointed. These books are absolutely delightful! My … [Continue reading]

20 Touches of Beauty – All for Under Ten Dollars

20 Touches of Beauty for Under Ten Dollars

He likes to call me his Budget Queen. And I can’t say that I mind. Take it as a compliment really. Because it’s true: I love a bargain. I feel this strange sense of delight when I come across a “terrific find”.  A screaming-mimi deal. And if it blesses my family and cheers up my home? Well, it just doesn’t get much better than that. And you? Have you wanted to brighten up your home, but don’t know where to begin? Can’t imagine how you’d afford it? I totally get that. But … [Continue reading]