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Tidy Tip Tuesday: Organizing Dresser Drawers

When it comes to minimizing the clothes in my dresser drawers, I have tried a number of different approaches: Limit oneself to x amount of short sleeve/long sleeve shirts, jeans, Etc. Anything that exceeds that number leaves the house.  Donate a clothing item each time a new item is purchased (Example: Buy three tops=donate three

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Tidy Tip Tuesday: Organizing Puzzles

What area of your home would you like help organizing?  I recently asked this question in an online survey and 90% responded with the answer, “playroom or kid toys.” As a Mom to a 4 and 1 year old (with my third baby due any day), I understand the struggle. It’s hard enough to find

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Who is the Hero?

“Whoa. Slow down. Is everything OK?” My husband asked as he jogged to keep up with my beelining it to our vehicle after church.   “Honey, we literally have 10 minutes before we’re expected to be at your parents house for dinner and I still have to make a salad, change Emma’s diaper, get a

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Tidy Tip Tuesday: Seasonal Decor

Let’s talk seasonal decor. Even if you cringe at the idea of decorating your home, you likely appreciate a vase of fresh flowers on your table in the spring or pumpkins on your porch in the fall. But many don’t make decorating a priority. Why? Because it’s too much work! If decorating doesn’t interest you

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Tidy Tip Tuesday: Winter Storage

“Mom! I can only find one of my gloves! Have you seen my hat? I don’t see my scarf anywhere! Mom!”   Mornings are rough. It’s hard to get kiddos to eat breakfast, get dressed, brush their teeth, comb their hair, and get out the door in a timely fashion.   Now, add Minnesota winters

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Mail A Hug

Hugs. Honestly, I’m not a huger. If someone stretches out their arms toward me, I will reciprocate. But unless you’re my husband or kids, I find a head nod, wave, or shoulder squeeze to be sufficient. However, social distancing must be getting to me because I wanted to hug the UPS man today. And I’m

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Watch 'n Read

Children's Message: Use Your Gifts

Children's Message: God Made You Special!

Children's Message: Mother's Day

Children's Message: Why Pray?

Easter Children's Message

Children's Message: Complaining

Children's Message: Worry

Are you a parent that cringes when a pediatrician tells you how important reading aloud to your child is? Do you slouch in guilt when your child’s teacher sends out a newsletter to remind parents to read at least 15 minutes a day with your student each night? Do you throw your hands up in defeat when you finally attempt to read with your son/daughter but they don’t seem interested?  


Dear Sister, breathe a sigh of relief. I may not hold all the answers, but I am here to help!


As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am slightly obsessed with finding creative ways to make reading fun for kiddos. I firmly believe that if you are intentional about choosing good books and making reading fun for your child, they will want to learn the art of reading for themselves.

In the Watch ‘n Read portion of my blog, you will find FUN and EASY tutorials, practical advice, and quick videos to demonstrate ways you can help your child make reading the best part of their day.


As always, I would love to hear from you! Tell me what you do to make reading fun for your children at home. Let me know if you attempted a Watch ‘n Read idea and if your son/daughter enjoyed it. Take the advice given in this blog and contribute how you modified it to make it enjoyable to your child.


Sisters, we all share the desire for our kids to excel at reading. Join me in the team huddle! Let’s support and encourage one another with ideas to make reading more fun for our little ones!


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