Create Memories With I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books

Create Memories With I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books

When I was a kid, I remember having a book that was written with me as the lead character. It was a personalized story about myself and my next-door neighbor friend on an adventure for my birthday. To my best recollection, it was about going to “Birthday Land”, or some similar thing. I haven’t seen that book in a very long time. I would love to have it again if my mom kept it somewhere. Honestly, though, I had kind of forgotten about it until recently. A company called I…

Local Library Story And Craft Time

Local Library Story And Craft Time

Growing up, I remember visiting our local library often. My mom would take us to pick out our books. We didn’t have a TV, so books were a source of entertainment. I loved going to the library, and nowadays, you hear how important reading is for kids. I do visit the library now with my own children, although not always on a frequent basis. This week though, I took my two youngest to our local branch for the weekly story and craft time. This was a new experience for us….

DIY Child’s Wooden Toolbox From Pallets

DIY Child’s Wooden Toolbox From Pallets

I have another DIY project for you! And it’s made from discarded pallets! I know a lot of people enjoy making new creative projects from pallet wood. My husband made an adorable wooden toolbox for our youngest child as a Christmas gift in 2016. It came out really cute. In fact, I thought it could easily work as a decorative box to hold items in a kitchen or other area for Mom! So whether for a child or adult, you might want to check out the instructions for making this wooden…

When Your Child Has A Tonsillectomy

When Your Child Has A Tonsillectomy

The ENT (ear/nose/throat) doctor tells you that your child needs to have a tonsillectomy. Now what happens? Often for parents, your hearts may start beating a little faster, and lots of thoughts race thru your heads. Many questions can pop up, and a certain amount of uneasiness from not knowing what to expect. “Helpful” acquaintances may regal you with their own not-so-pleasant experiences. Parents may also turn to their friend Google to try to find out details. Preparing yourself for what to expect when your child has a tonsillectomy is important. But you want to…

Our First Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!

Our First Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!

Christmas is my favorite holiday! And this year, we added a new family tradition. We are extending the love, and cheer, and excitement of receiving gifts to some children in need! You may remember a post I wrote back in September called Give A Child A Shoebox This Christmas. In it, I explained how the Operation Christmas Child program works. Well, now I decided it was time for our family to fill our first shoeboxes! So last Friday, we all went out shopping together as a family. I had a few little…

Give A Child A Shoebox This Christmas

Give A Child A Shoebox This Christmas

Sometimes in America, we forget how fortunate and blessed we really are. One of our pastors at church reminded us again of this fact recently. He said that if you have $10,000 net worth, then you belong to the 3% most wealthy in the world! So in actuality, if this applies to you, than you are quite rich, regardless of whether you live from paycheck to paycheck trying to pay the bills. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, and think we don’t have much.  But probably most of us…