Parenting is the hardest job, has the highest honor, and offers the biggest rewards of any other responsibility we have!  Teaching your children to become all they were created to be—along with helping them learn to think–will be the best gift you can ever offer another human being.  I’ll challenge you to work harder than you thought you could, but the rewards are eternally worth it!

4 Moms, 35 Kids Ebook – Recommended!

A Baby or an Ebook? For years I’ve had people tell me I should write a book, and like I’ve said before, it might be because I’m, well, so…..wordy, or it

Lessons From the House of Mourning

We lost our family dog this week.  Now, we’re not the kind of family that treats our animals like humans, but it’s amazing how these creatures weave themselves into our lives.   And through

Time With Our Children – What Money Can’t Buy

Life is busy.   This season seems to be especially eventful for our family.  We just spent a second weekend visiting our son while he and his wife transition to having two baby girls.  Yes, you

On Becoming Grandma ….

Our daughter-in-law delivered her baby on Thursday.  We now have a new member of our family – a sweet baby girl named Annabelle! My daughter informed me that I’m now Grandmomma to four!  These three
Encouragement for Expectant Moms!

Encouragement for Expectant Moms!

  “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.  Whenever a woman is in labor

Becoming A Woman of Worth

Do you feel undervalued or overwhelmed? I don’t know about you, but there are times that I feel a bit undervalued and overwhelmed.  Too much to do, too much I’m reaching for, and

A Quintessential View of Value

In my last post, you’ll read how being valued by others can encourage and energize us.  This inspires me to show others their value, which in turn, gives them encouragement.  Our job as Christians
Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

  Replay from last post…….”What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another….year has come and gone, and yet, there’s the

Make the Holidays Work for You!

What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another Christmas season has come and gone, and yet, there’s the anticipation and excitement that
A Tribute to Denise Sproul

A Tribute to Denise Sproul

I don’t know what the next year holds.  It may be a bed of roses, or it may be a thicket of thorns.  But I do know who will hold me next year.  I

How to Make Doughnuts and Raise Responsible Children

Raising children is one of the most important jobs that a person can have. The realization of this importance is one of life’s many lessons and comes sooner for some or often too late

Entering Into Life’s ‘Back Office’ – Lessons Learned from our Holiday Gift Fair

In my Lilla Rose business, we have what’s called a ‘Back Office’ on our website, where we do our ordering, party information, and the like.  And even beyond that is the corporate office where
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