Make This Summer with Your Kids Count (2015 Edition)

Ah, summer. For many of us, the word is synonymous with any number of good things: long, sun-drenched days, vacations, going to the pool, the smell of freshly cut grass, baseball, etc. But the summer months also offer a great chance for parents to help their kids grow and develop in an intentional way ....more

Why I Ditched My External Hard Drive and Use an Online Backup

Why I Ditched My External Hard Drive A few years ago, I was backing up my computer using an external hard drive (like the one in the picture to the left). I did this on a regular basis on the offset chance that my computer would crash and lose all of my pictures, music and documents. Being a blogger and a mom, the idea of losing all of my pictures makes me almost cry or have a panic attack ....more

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry…I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals we have at this life stage tend to be ones that require opening the slow cooker lid (and maybe adding a quick veggie, fruit, and maybe some sort of quick starch to the table) at 5 p.m. That’s because I can enjoy my family during the dinner prep hour instead of getting frustrated at interruptions. One of my family’s favorite meals over the years is this older Roasted Chicken with Veggies recipe ....more

DIY, All-Natural Hand Sanitizer

I’m not a germaphobe. Just today my 3 year old proudly brought a huge earth worm in the house that she dug out of the ground herself (yes, I know, so many questions). When I saw the thing dangling for its dear life in her slimy, dirt caked hands, I quickly scooted her back out the door instructing her to put the worm back in the dirt and to wipe her hands off on the grass ....more

Survey Results: What YOU Taught Us

Disclaimer: Some affiliate links may be included in this article. A few weeks ago, over 300 of you graciously took a few minutes to fill out our quick survey. (In fact, it’s still not too late, if you want to give us feedback and earn a free gift from our Store.) We loved hearing from you and the results left us feeling encouraged and more equipped to serve you better ....more

A Beginner’s Guide to Canning Food (+ $250 MightyNest Giveaway!)

Today, we’re partnering with MightyNest to give away over $250 worth of the best canning supplies! Read on to find out more. Disclaimer: Affiliate links included ....more

Free Online Event: Essential Oils Summit

Hey Everyone. Just wanted to share something coming up that might be helpful to you. As I mentioned in this post, I’ve started using essential oils ....more

Mother’s Day Special: 50% Off Verse Cards for Moms

If you’re looking for a thoughtful, last minute gift idea for a mom, we have an idea for you! For one week only we are offering 50% off our Bible verse cards. (This is our biggest discount of the year on these!) Swing by our store and use the coupon: Weheartmoms15 ...more

Video: Best Way to Cut Corn from a Cob

This kitchen tip concludes our week of dorky, life-changing videos, including How to Chop an Onion and Tips for Juicing a Lime, that were taken while making this delicious Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa last week. This trick really is the best way to cut corn off the cob, because it saves me from making a big ole mess on my counter and floor. Cheers for less mess! ...more

Video: Tips & Tricks for Juicing a Lime

We’re back again (remember the onion chopping trick from yesterday?) to share another kitchen tip I showed Polly while we were making yummy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa last week. This short video will help you get the most out of any lime or lemon you’re juicing. No gadgets or appliances needed ....more