5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Creativity and imagination are where new innovations are born. If we want our children to do BIG things in this world, we need to encourage them now to use their imagination and create. The creativity fostered now will grow to “out of the box” thinking. The world needs new ideas and people who see the … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

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Our Favorite Scripture Passages to Encourage Moms

As moms, we are going to have rough days. Maybe we feel like we were too harsh with our kids, or maybe we wish we had more money to send them to that private school, or maybe we are just exhausted from staying up all night with a sick toddler. At one time or another, … Continue reading Our Favorite Scripture Passages to Encourage Moms

What If Jesus Has Room for Everyone at the Table?

Hi! My name is Dawn and I am a Roman Catholic Christian woman. I love Jesus and everything He represents. My Christian faith is a defining characteristic of how I live my life, love the people around me, and make life decisions. One of my favorite lines from mass is “I believe in one, holy, … Continue reading What If Jesus Has Room for Everyone at the Table?

When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

*******Time for chapter 4 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond Struggles with Mental Health.  If you missed chapter 1, 2, & 3, click the links below to read how our journey began. ****** She’s Struggling! What Do We Do? Our Experience with Brain Balance To Medicate or Not? The Great ADHD … Continue reading When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

To the Mom with the Struggling Child – I See You

The most challenging part of motherhood to date is watching my child struggle. I am not referring to minor frustrations and difficulties, but challenges that permeate all areas of life. For our family, the struggle includes a long list of mental health challenges that cause issues at school and home. We lived on a roller … Continue reading To the Mom with the Struggling Child – I See You

Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf screams comfort food to me. At this time of year, I am all about the comfort food. Gray skies, cold temps call for warm comforting food on the dining room table. Because I never leave well enough alone, cheese and mushroom stuffed meatloaf is now our go to comfort food. Why have regular meatloaf … Continue reading Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

Missing the Minor Mundane Moments Most

It is 11 weeks since my world turned upside down and sideways. We made it through the holidays and the start of the New Year. Mom was missed every minute of every celebration, but we celebrated none the less. We are all trying to find our new normal, a normal where mom is not physically … Continue reading Missing the Minor Mundane Moments Most

Crockpot Chicken Chili – A Simple Midweek Meal

Chicken chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. Using my crockpot ups the game making it one of the easiest busy weeknight meals. Any recipe that allows me to make dinner anywhere from 7am to Noon and have people eating starting at 4pm and continuing on into the night is a win in my … Continue reading Crockpot Chicken Chili – A Simple Midweek Meal

Balancing Fear and Fun to Live your Fullest Life

Faced with the decision to choose fear or fun, where do your loyalties lie? Fear is an overwhelming emotion and can easily sway any decision to her side of the fence. The question is how much life is one giving up if you give in to fear? Finding a balance between fear and fun is … Continue reading Balancing Fear and Fun to Live your Fullest Life

Butter Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Pesto Sauce

Butter Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with pesto sauce came from my hubby’s New Year’s resolution for the whole family to eat more fish. Something happened while I was pregnant with my second child and I am no longer a fan of fish. So in order to fulfill his request, I need to be creative; because I … Continue reading Butter Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Pesto Sauce