2/52 the Bubars

Growing up, I didn’t have an appreciation of the value of being rooted in a small(er) community for a long period of time . I’ve grown to have deep love for the people who’ve loved my people for many years–the countless families who have gotten into the trenches–celebrating & rejoicing in the good, weeping &…

1/52 the Jones family

“I pray that we’ll live with intention, hope, and love in this wild season and every season, and that the God who loves us will bring new life to our worn-out hearts this year and every year, that we’ll live, truly and deeply, in the present, instead of waiting, waiting, waiting for perfect.” Shauna Niequist,…

You brought your kids?!?

  How often have you heard those exact words? You brought your kids??! Or, when you arrive to the party, minus your kids–and see friends with their kids, you’re the one to say it? It’s no secret my husband and I owe a great debt of gratitude to our parents. We’re very blessed to have parents who…

stop force feeding your kids!

“Mothers should stop forcing or restricting their kids’ eating,” she said. “They’d be better off providing a healthy food environment, adopting balanced eating habits themselves and covertly controlling their children’s diet quality by not bringing less healthy foods into the house.” Science Daily, March 2012 read more here

Top reasons to get your family to the table together tonight!

10 Benefits of Frequent Family Dinners: Everyone eats healthier meals. Kids are less likely to become overweight or obese. Kids more likely to stay away from cigarettes. They’re less likely to drink alcohol. They less likely try marijuana. They’re less likely to use illicit drugs. Friends not likely abuse prescription drugs. School grades will be…