6 Things We Learned About Party Planning with Family

By | June 13th, 2017|Featured Guests|

My sister and I survived two family parties in two weeks! After deciding not to kill each other, we sat down and came up with six things we learned from party [...]

The Men Who Gave their Lives for Mine

By | May 29th, 2017|Seasonal|

Last year on Memorial Day, we gathered with friends to potluck. At one point, the host asked us to share in the group what significance this holiday held for us. I [...]

Practically Creative Living: The Bean Family

By | April 27th, 2017|Featured Guests, Home Care|

This month, we had the opportunity to get away from city life and visit our dear friends on the island of Kauai. We had been talking with them for months [...]

How We Taught Our Kids to Read the Bible

By | April 20th, 2017|Faith, Foundations, Parenting|

I had to get after the kids again for not buckling up their seat belts right away. Of course we were in a hurry to get somewhere, and Asher had an urgent story [...]

20 Family Theme Party Ideas

By | April 17th, 2017|Home Care|

Here are some fun ideas for parties you can throw that are totally family friendly and not particularly partial to gender preferences (i.e., mermaids vs. an ocean theme), and fun for [...]

Home Business: Keep Collective

By | March 31st, 2017|Featured Guests, Identity|

Last month I was inspired to write about Mom Fashion and featured my good friend Silke Bump. Her simple style is all about comfort and flexibility, and she loves to spice up an [...]

Lessons in Leadership: Valentines Edition

By | February 14th, 2017|Foundations, Parenting|

If you know anything about me, it may come at no surprise to you that my son is a list-maker. He makes a list of his chores, what he's going to [...]

20 Kid Friendly Activities on Oahu

By | December 9th, 2016|Seasonal, Travel|

Our kids are almost 7 and 8 so we are always on the lookout for places to take them. The easiest thing now that they're older is to get them [...]

Kids on a Plane: Tips for Traveling with Children

By | December 3rd, 2016|Parenting, Travel|

Have you seen the movie Snakes on a Plane? Me neither. Creeps me out just thinking about it. But if I had to draw any analogy to what it's like to fly [...]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

By | November 24th, 2016|Food|

We LOVE Pumpkin Pie. Chloe especially. She was asking for it around Halloween time, but I didn't want to make a whole pie (even though we would probably eat it... and [...]