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Festive Fridays: Birthday Party Goodie Bags

We’re gearing up for a birthday party this weekend and the next thing on my checklist is to put together goodie bags for our guests. While it’s always fun to fill them with candy and cheap, frivolous toys, I love to add at least one or two really cool surprises as a great thank you […]

Festive Fridays: Football Party Snack Ideas & Spinach, Bacon & Blue Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Whether or not you’re a fan of football, chances are you’ve got big plans to watch the big game this Sunday. And if you’re anything like the people at our house, the thing you’re REALLY looking forward to is the food.  We’re pretty big on finger foods and things that are easily eaten with one […]

Warm Up Your Winter with TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk

*This post has been sponsored by TruMoo. All opinions are our own. There are so many things that my family loves about the winter season. There’s just something special about spending time together in the cold on a snow day, then coming in to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a great […]

Raising Uncommon Kids

One of the greatest gifts of being a blogger is the opportunity to live in a vibrant community of writers. One of the tough things about knowing so many writers is that when they all write books, I simply don’t have enough time to blog about each one. When blogger and radio host Sami Cone […]

Festive Fridays: Classroom Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

In many elementary school classrooms, yearly Valentine’s Day parties are an anticipated event. Kids love handing out cards and treats to friends and of course, they love any excuse for snacks and games in the classroom. Want some fun ideas for helping your children’s teacher to throw a fun event for the kids? Here are […]

Uncommon Goods: Unique Gifts That Give Back

*This post has been sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All opinions are our own. Finding unique gifts for a host or hostess is often difficult and ensuring that those gifts are coming from a socially conscious retailer is an even bigger challenge. Uncommon Goods is a B Corp that works hard to ensure that their business […]

Festive Fridays: Family Valentine’s Day Celebration

There’s nothing sweeter than a day of love with the people you love. With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year,  for many of us, we have a lot more hours to share just how much we care. Here are a few fun ideas to help you keep the Valentine’s Day love going all […]

The Danger of a Me Too Church

The other week a friend texted me a link to a video of Pastor Steven Furtick* running around the sanctuary of his church sharing, “ME, TOO!!!!” moments. I lose my temper…me, too!!! You wanted to cuss somebody out in traffic this week…me, too!!!! You’re NOT crazy! ME, TOO!!!!!!! I WANT THIS TO BE A “ME, TOO!!!!” […]