motherhood, Wednesday Stories

The Faith of a Mother

Since this is May and Memorial Day is in May, I love to share a story from the life of one of my ancestors as a Wednesday Story. Today I would love to share about my third great grandmother Sarah Jane Peck Rich. She was the fourth wife of Charles C. Rich. Yes I come… Continue reading The Faith of a Mother

Family, Wednesday Stories

Lessons From Sam

Today's Wednesday Story is shared by Karen Papin. She sells inspirational shirts here {http://www.inspiringdreamsapparel.com/} and she is always posting uplifting thoughts as well on IG. I hope that you will check out her line of t-shirts and follow her on IG. I know that I am always uplifted by the light she shares. This is… Continue reading Lessons From Sam

adoption, Family, Monday's Posts

Just Because We Can- Doesn’t Mean We Should

This topic weighs heavy on my mind. Ever since I heard of the state of New York's abortion decision. There are so many of us who have cried endless tears waiting to conceive a baby and give it the ultimate gift as we partner with God...that of the gift of LIFE. And I fully believe… Continue reading Just Because We Can- Doesn’t Mean We Should

Family, Wednesday Stories

Strength in Stories

Today I wanted to share some of the Wednesday stories from last year. I didn't want to have anyone working on sharing a story over the holiday break for one, and for another, I love everyone who shared a Wednesday story last year. If you click on the Wednesday story tab, you can scroll through… Continue reading Strength in Stories

Family, Wednesday Stories

Finding Peace

I am so excited to share today's Wednesday story. It's hard to believe, but I have been blogging now for nine months. I felt called to do this. I felt drawn to seek out strong women on Instagram who were sharing their light and strength. I have been amazed by the strength I receive from… Continue reading Finding Peace

Family, recipes

Beef Stew

Pretty much the only thing I like about cold weather is that I make soup a lot more often.  I really, really don't like being cold.  But I do LOVE eating soup.:)  I always make this soup after I make The Best Pot Roast by the Pioneer Woman.  Use the leftover meat, my gravy (on… Continue reading Beef Stew

anxiety, Monday's Posts

Our Future Self

Anyone who has been to my house knows that I am not a fan of cleaning.  This is a lovely picture of my family room this morning.  If you come over in an hour it will probably even look worse because then all my kids will be awake.  I always wondered why I just couldn't… Continue reading Our Future Self

Family, Monday's Posts, service

My Beloved Blanket

When I was a little girl, I had a yellow blankie.  I loved it.  I took it everywhere.  I couldn't sleep without it.  All my kids love their blankets too.  Blankets exude comfort and warmth.  And so I'm EXCITED to announce that I'm starting an organization called My Beloved Blanket.  The purpose of this organization… Continue reading My Beloved Blanket

Family, recipes

Raspberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Pie

There is not much, when it comes to dessert, that I love more than chocolate, but raspberry and lemon combo, that is a close second!  I love this recipe because it is very light and fluffy.  The lemon is just the right amount to not overpower, just give it a nice hint.  So, so good! … Continue reading Raspberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Pie

Family, recipes

Mom’s Chocolate Cream Pie

This recipe is my mom's.  We've had this at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember.  And now I make it and my kids enjoy it even more frequently.  Because pi day right?  March 14th!  I am thankful for family.  I am thankful for food.  And I am thankful for you!  I hope you… Continue reading Mom’s Chocolate Cream Pie