Old-Fashioned Outdoor Activities for Kids

With spring right around the corner and the spring-like weather already showing up here in South Carolina, we have been getting outside more and more.  Yesterday, as I sat there watching Ellie play in the mud after a rain shower, a smile came to my face.  This is what kids are supposed to do.  They are supposed to play outside, to get dirty, to use their imaginations, to enjoy the simple pleasures of nature, and to get fresh air and sunshine. 

Strength & Dignity: A Proverbs 31 Woman {Part 12}

In part 12 of this series we look at verse 21.  The verse says: She does not worry about her family when it snows, because they all have fine clothes to keep them warm.  The Proverbs 31 wife is prepared for all seasons.  She makes sure her family is well taken care of.  She has everything her family needs for the change in seasons.  She doesn’t have to scramble around at the last minute to make sure she has everything.  

Strength & Dignity: A Proverb 31 Woman {Part 7}

In part 7 of this series we look at verse 16.  The verse says: She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  So the good wife is also a business woman.  She is careful to invest her money wisely so that it can provide income for her family.  The good wife has good business sense.  I wonder if it was her dream to own a vineyard?  I know we all have our own dreams and aspirations, and maybe we feel like we don’t have the time or money to accomplish them.  The timing just might not be right.  

Being Busy Does Not Equal a Full Life

In today’s world, it seems like everyone strives to be busy, to keep a full calendar, and to over commit themselves.  Everyone is overwhelmed, stressed, and missing out on what really matters.  This is not how you live a full life.  Having a full life does not mean you are constantly busy.  Having a full life means that you make time for things that matter most to you, and get rid of everything that is not essential.

Southern Hospitality 


The South is known for its hospitality and friendly people.  Everybody waves when they pass you in the road whether they know you or not.  Porches are necessities, and we always welcome friends and neighbors to stop by.

We love a good potluck or pig pickin, because a southern woman is always looking for an opportunity to show off her cooking skills.  One thing that I have learned over the years is that hospitality doesn’t have to be a big showy deal.  It is nice every now and then to have a big barbecue and invite the whole neighborhood, but on a everyday basis hospitality isn’t that big of an ordeal.

Self-Care for Busy Mamas



Self-care is so so important, and I really realized this after becoming a mama.  Most of the time we mamas let ourselves become last priority, and don’t take care of ourselves like we should.  We get overwhelmed and exhausted which can lead to us becoming irritable and unpleasant to be around.  We need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves so that we can better take care of our families.