• Spring Break Defined

    Spring Break for kids & moms (or parents in general – I just say Moms because that’s what I am!) is defined a bit differently! KIDS Spring Break: a time to de-schedule, sleep in, stay up later and enjoy being a kid. MOMS Spring Break: a time to de-schedule (if you are fortunate enough to be home), entertain kids, referee fights, and slack on housework & laundry. The week AFTER Spring Break… KIDS the week AFTER: a time to be tired, draggy & sometimes grumpy; definitely don’t want to go to bed or school! MOMS the week AFTER: still refereeing (because of the grumpies), lots of laundry, and a super…

  • Lent begins

    I have been anticipating Lent this year. I didn’t grow up practicing Lent, but for the last several years, we as a family have tried to find ways to observe it. I was all excited as Ash Wednesday approached. I had listened to a podcast called “Preparing Your Heart for Lent”…twice! I was ready. Our Ash Wednesday service is special to me because our church combines with another local church for this service. I love the openness and welcoming feeling it gives to the entire community. As I said I WAS excited…I did enjoy the service. But I had left our youngest one at home with my husband – not…