With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’ve already heard about how commercialized it is and the reminders that you shouldn’t wait for one day a year to express affection to your family or significant other.
While I agree with these things, I always appreciate Valentine’s Day as an additional opportunity to show my loved ones I care. And no, it doesn’t always have to be the man who initiates it!
This year I’m the one planning a date night for my husband and I, and in partnership with FrontGate Media I’ve also downloaded the LoveNudge.app for couples. This app is based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®!
My husband and I first read Dr. Chapman’s book as newlyweds and found it so helpful. Nearly 9 years later it’s been fun to do a bit of a refresh leading up to this day of love.
This post is sponsored by H&R Block but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
After the busyness of the holiday season, there seems to be a lull that hits come January. Things slow down (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), and the realities that come along with adulting set back in. One of the responsibilities that must be tackled during this time of year is doing taxes.
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.
Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
― Elizabeth Stone
As a mom of 3, I have recalled this quote more times than I can count. It embodies so much of motherhood and puts to words what I often feel. As parents (or legal guardians), we are responsible for our precious, precious children, but sometimes, whether out of choice or necessity, we have to entrust someone else with their care.
Regardless of circumstances it’s not easy to do so. No one else can be mama but for those seeking child care there’s an incredibly reliable resource in Quality Rated.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 1:4 (NIV)
My oldest daughter loves reading and it makes me incredibly happy to see her dive into book after book. She reminds me of myself at that age and her interest in more complex reading materials and chapter books continues to expand.
With this is mind, my husband and I felt it was time to give her an age-appropriate Bible to accompany the children’s versions we already have.
This post is sponsored by Febreze but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I love having friends and family gather at my house. Quality time is my love language, and sharing laughs, food and fun with the people who matter most truly fills me up! However, as I get deeper and deeper into the juggling act that is motherhood, I often feel like my hosting skills have gone right out the window.
The desire to have people in my home is still there, but with the constant mess that comes with having young children and limited time to prepare for guests, I now rely on 3 things to help me continue to feel like the hostess with the mostest. 😉