Benefits of Deprevation

Overfed, and under nourished is a phrase that I've heard used to describe the present  generation. This phrase could be used to describe not just the diet that we feed ourselves and our children but also the materialism that we consume. As parents we want what is "best" for our kids. It is easy to fall …

Play the Game

I was washing dishes when two girls came barging into my kitchen yelling, "Get inside!" They then asked me in a frantic panic if I could move my car out of the garage. It was Celina(our exchange student) and one of her best friends. They are seniors and at the end of the senior year …

Living Local

It's Farmer's Market season! YAY!!! Yesterday my kids and I ventured down to the Fulton Street Market. It was a beautiful representative of our awesome city...Grand Rapids. There were artisans with handmade decor, soaps, pottery, jewelry and more. The summers abundance was evident in the careful rows fruits and veggies. The vivid colors, thoughtful displays …

Teamwork Jar

As we enter summer I always know that I need to have a strategy. I have a few simple goals for the summer. 1. Get the kids out of bed 2. Don't let kids waste their lives on a screen 3. Use Teamwork to get house work done so that we can have FUN! In …