Why I don’t tell my kids to “share”

I use the word share very sparingly. Instead, I say "give" or "play together". Here's why: I don't want my children to share. I want more. I want my children to love. I want their hearts to be so full of love, so geared toward loving others, that I don't have to tell them to share,…

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Looking back and looking forward

For our family, 2017 began with many uncertainties. We had just welcomed our second baby into the world a few weeks before the year began, and we were looking at the chaos of having two under two, in a one bedroom apartment, with a very limited income. We began the year thinking: "how are we…

Christmas Blessings – And Babies

The most loved church event of the year happened last night: All Church Christmas dinner. Everyone loves it. Everyone looks forward to it. Everyone brings their family (not just those of their family that attend our church). We get whole clans of families at this dinner. It's wonderful! Oh, and everyone helps. ❤ From set-up,…

Singlets, city lights, Sedona, and saguaros

Mike and I, and my in-laws went to Phoenix about two weeks ago now (I know, I'm a little late on the post) to support Mike at a power lifting competition, his first competition too! My parents watched the kiddos, so we made a little vacation out of it. First, the competition:     I…