We need each other!!

  I don’t know about you, but I just couldn’t do life without other people there, praying, supporting, guiding and pouring knowledge & wisdom into me!  My Mom just said the other day…”If I didn’t have (So&So) as my neighbor when you were growing up, you would still be eating baby food today!” The good […]

Be Prepared…the sick kit

Well, it’s that time of year, folks!! Time for sneezing and wheezing, snotting and coughing and maybe a few other undesirable actions-ugh!  Are you ready?? “Sick Season” usually catches me off guard and I’m unprepared, but this year will be different!! I made up a “Sick Kit” so I’ll have everything I need!! Here’s how […]

Organizing a dorm room- guys version

I’m understanding that it’s much easier to move a guy into a dorm than a girl.  I guess I will find out in a few years!  With this being my third attempt at dorm organization, the process went pretty smoothly!! So, you might ask…..where is everything???  Well, here is a peek into how his room […]

College Move in day!!

After moving two of our sons to college, moving our third son into the dorm was a BREEZE!!  I won’t lie, having a University that really knows what it’s doing on moving day is the KEY!! Thankfully, our son is a no frills, low maintenance kind of guy so we only needed one car to […]

Things I like about being the parent of teens!

I can leave the house without taking them with me! They are so capable of pitching in to help!  Cleaning, cooking, running errands. Although it’s sometimes hard, you can watch them grow and mature emotionally, physically and spiritually. They are little techies and can help me with my computer or phone! I can keep up […]

Organizing a Kid’s Bathroom Closet

  One of the spaces in our home that was really bothering me was a bathroom that my son and daughter share.  I think I’ve already shared that my daughter does not want to live the minimalist lifestyle…she LOVES her beauty products!!  So, keep in mind that this closet contains an obscene amount of shampoo, […]

Why I gave up Scrapbooking

Yep, I QUIT!!  After years and years of making scrapbooks, one day I just stopped. Why did I make this decision after spending hundreds of dollars on all of the equipment, paper and actual books? Well…….. Because I found a better way to store pictures! Here’s the scoop about scrap booking… It was expensive. It […]

Ask Ms. Jilly- 5 Ways to De-stinkify a boy’s room

A friend on Facebook recently asked me how to get that bad smell out of her son’s room.  I thought about it and came up with some strategies that I use to help with the smell- and there is a SMELL!!!   Keep shoes outside- Because my son doesn’t like to wear shoes in the […]

Teens and Driving- Parenting with Love & Logic

Where has the time gone?  My baby girl is about to turn 15 years old and see will soon be taking drivers ed- impossible!!!  Impossible, but true!  The journey to driving won’t be as difficult because we have had 3 drivers before her, but STILL.  I ran across this article from Love & Logic and […]

Raising kids who enjoy church: Our experience

I want to first start out by saying that this post is purely based on OUR EXPERIENCE.  We don’t have all the answers and we are not experts!!!  These are the habits that we have found to “up the odds” that our kids will enjoy going to church, which may eventually lead them to know […]