Gifting An Experience

Life

Lesson: Recently my husband and I were talking about options we might consider for celebrating our youngest children’s birthdays as they get older. As we were talking, I was reminded of a young lady that I interviewed for a…

Primary Greatness

Education

I recently finished reading a book titled Primary Greatness, The 12 Levers of Success by Stephen R. Covey. I am a pretty avid reader and I read all types of books that I would consider “good reads” but I…

Recipe Gallery

Home & Wellness

Lesson : Recently I was having a hard time deciding what to cook for dinner for the upcoming week. I asked my husband for some ideas and he said, “I wish you had a list I could see so I…

Letting Go In 2017

Life

To my unfortunate surprise I started the new year out in the hospital with extremely high blood pressure and the release of a protein level in my blood that is typically present when one is having a heart attack.…

Capturing Moments In A Bottle

Life

Recently I was watching TV and a commercial came on for a movie entitled Collateral Beauty. One of the voices in the preview said, “What if all we have is now?” That statement really caught my attention. Having lost…

The Art of Dating At Home

Parenting

Lesson: As parents of young children who are very particular about whom we allow to babysit, my husband and I have pretty much mastered the art of having “date night” at home. With the busyness that comes with being…

Learning Through Everyday Activities

Education

Lesson:Although I try to do learning activities with my children on a regular basis, there are days that go by when there just isn’t time in the day for structured education time. I find that simple everyday tasks can…

Speaking Positive Affirmations Daily

Life

Lesson: This is a life lesson that I hope to instill into my children at an early age. It’s heartbreaking to hear a young person speaking negatively about him or herself. As an educator, I have come across so…

Making Traditions Memories

Parenting

Lesson: A very practical way that we can enrich the quality of our children’s lives is by building traditions that they can hold onto throughout their lives. Family traditions can give children security when the time comes that they…

Comforting Aromas of Home

Home & Wellness

Lesson: One of my favorite things in life is the changing of the seasons. I just love everything about the four seasons! Yes, even the bitter Midwest winters that brings cold and snow. With each season come certain comforts and…