Children’s Holiday Books

Every season, I get out our designated plastic totes that I have organized and set aside with each specific holiday. For example, I have several plastic tote containers for Christmas decorations, one tote for autumn/Halloween decorations, and one for miscellaneous holidays (such as Easter, St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day because there are so few... Continue Reading →

Craft Bins

A couple months ago, I was spending a rare moment on Pinterest. I came across the idea to create some craft bins for my soon-to-be three year old. Since living in Chicago, we have spent many days indoors due to the unfavorable weather conditions or my ever-growing pregnancy belly/lack of energy. The further along in... Continue Reading →

We Pray (Children’s Book Review)

To any orthodox parent out there, I highly recommend the newly released Ancient Faith Publishing book, We Pray, by Daniel G. Opperwall. We were gifted this book, by the lovely John and Tonya Maddex, co-founders of Ancient Faith Ministries. The Honey Badger loves this book. She is 2 years old now, but I believe that... Continue Reading →

Send a Smile!

When I was growing up, computers and digital devices were mostly still a thing of the future. Emails really didn't start taking off until I was in high school and around the time that I was graduating high school. I think my first email address was set up through hotmail my senior year. To be... Continue Reading →

Bailly Homestead/Chellberg Hike

So my brother (aka Uncle), the Honey Badger, and I went on the Bailly/Chellberg Hike earlier today (or at least a modified version of the 3.3 mile hike...more on that a little later). One of my bucket lists is to complete all 60 of the hikes that are listed in my book, 60 Hikes within... Continue Reading →

Cabbage Patch Clubhouse

Today I was thinking back on specific moments in my childhood. I guess that probably most people do this routinely. As I watch the Honey Badger grow, the more I think and reflect on my own childhood. I was born at a hospital in Northwest Indiana and my parents brought me home to their duplex... Continue Reading →

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