DIY, Kids, Reflections, stay-at-home-mom

Lightning Bug Jars

The summer is winding down now, only a few more weeks until it is officially fall. My kids are hanging onto summer as long a they can! A few nights ago we came home at dusk and the lightning bugs were out. Our oldest of course initiated a lightning bug hunt :). We keep some ball jars just for this and in the spirit of the end of summer I thought I would share. Continue reading “Lightning Bug Jars”

Birthday Party, cakes, Kids, Reflections

Birthday Party for 2 Sweet Girls

This year we were traveling all around my daughter Bella’s birthday in July. By the time we slowed down enough to have a real party it was almost her older sister’s birthday. So after talking to the girls, they were fine combining their parties into one. They were not budging on a combined theme though. So we threw a half My Little Pony and half Doc McStuffins party!

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Kids, organization

Packing for Kids Simplified

Our summer has been packed with travel, camps, conferences, and more! Youth ministry is in full swing each summer and we love it, even the traveling 5 weeks in a row and being crazy busy for 7 weeks straight. I haven’t had a chance to sit and blog in too long, but now I am back. We are settling in to our school year and getting back into a normal schedule again (insert happy dance here 🙂 ). So, I have several posts to catch up on from the summer. The first I want to share is one about how I pack my kids for all of this traveling. Continue reading “Packing for Kids Simplified”