A Testimony – Rape Is Not My Fault

Intro: About 2 years ago I wrote out my entire testimony about how the Lord had brought me through the tragedy of rape; through the waters of infertility and then through the crushing financial time of filing bankruptcy and being where I am today. Recently we did a cleanup day at my house, and unfortunately the old notebook containing that …

A Card Goes A Long Way and Means So Much

custom thank you cards

  We are all tuned into social media with the ease of sending invites and doing a blanket Thank You to everyone on a list, but do you remember the days of receiving that hand written note or card in the mail?  The smile the card put on your face knowing something special happened in someone’s life or that someone …

Happy 4th Of July

I’m going to keep this short and sweet.  Probably the shortest post you will ever see from me.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July to your family from mine. You already know why this post is short and sweet? That’s right; I gotta get me some sleep cause I have some things to do to prep for tomorrow …

We Are A Stinky Family

MomJonz loading the washer with all of the stinky, sweating clothes.

There’s no denying that we are a bunch of stinky people up in my house.  We work and play hard, and since moving to Hawaii, we’ve become even more active and stinky. Many of our days consist of hanging out at the barn, softball field, pool or gym.  Or should I say, garage?  If we aren’t there, we may be …

7 Essential Tips for Your Summer Barbecue

One of my favorite things about summer is the fact that it’s barbecue season. These informal dinners are a perfect opportunity to host a gathering all of your friends without the pressure that a regular dinner party creates. Of course, barbecues can range from complete impromptu parties to very carefully planned events. Here are some tips to help you find …

5 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Healthy

Healthy eating for your kids

A well balanced diet is vital to promoting healthy growth and strong physical health in children, of course. But did you know that proper nutrition has a profound effect on your child’s mental health as well? (Just refer to this article on the link between nutrition and mental health.) Proper nutrition can affect your child’s focus and mood, even helping …

Bring Back Your Kitchen’s Shine

how to remove grease from grimy walls and cupboards

You know those pictures of bright, shining, new kitchens in magazines? Everything is neatly stowed, the sink is utterly free of hard water spots, and the refrigerator is sparkling clean. Well, it’s hard to have a kitchen look that way for more than a couple minutes. In fact, I think the last time my kitchen looked like that was… before …

Tackle Your To-Do List With Accountability

“Tomorrow is a new day. I can start fresh!”  That’s what we tell ourselves each night as we finally rest our head on the pillow.  As that alarm goes off the following morning, our minds are immediately filled with all the things we did not accomplish the previous day, our worries, our struggles or our failures.  So, why do we …