Family Moves

Families move in all kinds of ways. Sometimes they come together and sometimes they drift apart. My family is beginning a move. And it’s a change that will take all our patience with each other as we make the transition. It is time for our mom to relocate closer to her children. In the close-knit […]

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Family Memory Making

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” […]

How to Wear a Crown: Five Gifts Grandparents Can Offer Children

Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” Until I experienced it myself, I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Friends wearing beatific smiles assured me that no other human experience surpasses that of becoming a grandparent. But until little Owen, our first […]

A Simple Summer

So after a LONG winter, we are knee-deep into our summer. Are you making the best of it? If you’re anything like me, around March I start putting together in my mind’s eye all the ways I’m going to simplify our summer. Slower mornings. More pancakes. Playing outdoors. Reading more. As homeschoolers we are always […]

Five things to remember for simple summer getaways

Hooray for summertime! Who’s with me? Time for a little unwinding, relaxation, time for “getting away” as a family. We tend to sometimes try to do the biggest, best-est, most jam-packed activities during the summer because, well, we know—it doesn’t last forever, and “before you know it,” school days and regimented schedules are upon us […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Road Trip | Tina Hamilton

Your kids are finishing up with school for the summer and the whole family is in much need of a break. Road trips are always a good choice in the summer to see the country and spend quality time with your family. Driving to your destination is often less expensive than flying, but that does […]

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