I believe we choose our response to our circumstances. Even in the midst of grief or frustration, we can act in a way consistent with our beliefs instead of our emotions. I also believe it is easier to live that…

It’s been 49 days since I shared a blog post in this space. It isn’t because I haven’t had a lot to say. It isn’t because I don’t want to share. The reality is that harmony I’ve been seeking has…

Amanda Brown at Mary Kay

Sometimes when you share your words with others, God uses them to work things out in your own life. Just as I shared last week, I have been prioritizing my time to use it until the hours are I am spent….

Help I need somebody

If there is one thing I have learned in twenty years of marriage, eighteen years of parenting, and one year of working two careers, it’s this: I cannot do it all. We live in a culture where military families are…

What do you do when you find yourself all out of sorts? Our little family has had more change in the last nine months than I think we’ve had in the previous nine years combined. (And that right there is…

A Very Pinteresting Weekend - Week 2 at SkipperClan

Each Friday, I will share with you which task, project, or dish from Pinterest I plan to complete over the weekend. The following week I’ll share my success or failure and lay out my plan for the upcoming weekend. Last…

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup at SkipperClan

I’m no Julia Child. I could barely heat up instant dinners when we were newlyweds. But this week I successfully made cream of chicken soup, from scratch, without just copying a recipe. People, this is a big stinkin’ deal! It…

thoughtful my one word at SkipperClan

Every year I choose one word. And that in itself is kind of revolutionary if you think about it. In this world of facebook and texting and hundreds of channels…that we would even try to focus in on one word…

A Very Pinteresting Weekend: Where to Start for a Life: Simplified

Monday I shared with you our 2014 goal to bring some simplicity to our year. I’ve updated you on my goal progress from 2013 and shared a list of books I plan to read in 2014. Next week I’ll be…

MoneySavingMomReadingList

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~ Harry S. Truman I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. Truly, some of my earliest childhood memories are of turning the pages to simple…