Honoring Manhood, Fathers, and Family {Father's Day at GraceLaced Shoppe}

Dwight L. Moody once said, "The world has yet to see what God will do with, and for, and through, and in, and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to him." There are no perfect fathers, no perfect husbands, and certainly no one who... To read the entire post and enjoy other features, please visit the GraceLaced ....more

Learning To Welcome Interruptions

Interruptions are a part of life, but I seem to be a slow learner. All day every day, there are six young men in my home who...more

Kids In The Kitchen {Goldfish® Trailmix + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Some of you follow me on Instagram, and have seen my boys cook and make breakfast, lunch, or even dinner at times. One of them cooks because he truly adore culinary arts, but two of them primarily help out in the kitchen because, well...they want to... To read the entire post and enjoy other features, please visit the GraceLaced ....more

Kids In The Kitchen

One of the first things our boys learn to cook is the breakfast quesadilla and a well-basted egg. But long before they are cooking eggs, the boys are required to prepare their own lunches for school days and prep their own snacks. Sometimes they take turns and sometimes it's an assembly line, but lunches are always made by young hands. A crowd favorite for lunchtime snacks is a make it yourself trail mix....more

A Little Help While You Sleep {Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Review + $100 Visa Card Giveaway}

I laugh, now, thinking about how much I took sleep for granted when I was younger. Conversations and coffee until the wee hours... all-nighters cramming for exams... sleep was so optional then. And all I can think about now is how I've hardly seen a single night of uninterrupted sleep in the last 13 years. ...more

When Dreams Don't Come True, And Even When They Do

I remember going through a particularly difficult and heart-wrenching season several years ago...more

Wherever You're At in Motherhood {+ New Mother's Day Releases}

Though I've now been through several...more

Three Days

I'm not a terribly early riser, but Mr. Simons is. Every morning the boys and I wake up one by one and trickle into the kitchen to find him there ....more