New Beginnings and Second Chances

Post written by mom and parenting columnist Susan Heid of The Confident Mom. Change always comes bearing gifts.  ~ Price Pritchett My life has been in ‘change’ mode for the past two months – change that has been anticipated, prayed for and welcomed with big smiles –...
The Mortar of the Family

The Mortar of the Family

A mother is like an island in life’s ocean vast and wide, a peaceful quiet shelter from the restless tide. Author Unknown Do you consider yourself ‘a peaceful quiet shelter’ from the outside world for your family? Is your home a place of refreshment? Do you invite...
Am I an old-fashioned mom?

Am I an old-fashioned mom?

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought this was a perfect time to share with you all something I think is often forgotten or not even thought of … the “thank you” note. I wonder … do other moms still make their kids write “thank you” notes? Is...
Enhancing Family Unity

Enhancing Family Unity

As moms, we have a tremendous opportunity to impact our family in significant ways if we are intentional in our actions. I am incredibly passionate about how significant our role truly is in the home and love it when I can encourage and inspire a mom I am working with...
Budget Stretching Secrets from a Frugalista Mom

Budget Stretching Secrets from a Frugalista Mom

I have often been called Thrifty, Frugal and now the best term yet Frugalista!  I don’t mind these terms, in fact it is almost a little like a badge of honor.  I think it is in my blood (German I am!) to be a smart shopper, always looking for the deal.  It definitely...