What Remains of the Original New Testament Church?
The New Testament of the Bible tells us all about how the early Christian church formed and grew. In the book of Titus, Paul wrote about the church that he planted in Crete. This got me wondering. Is there still an active church in Crete?Read full story
Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield in Your Car: Free Day Trip from D.C.
One of my favorite things to do is to drag my entire family out on day trips. Gettysburg was just such a trip. It's close by, there is no admission fee, and it is all outdoors. From most of the Washington, D.C. area, you can be at the battlefield in an hour and a half or less.Read full story
How to save thousands by flying military space available with your family
Today I am going to tell you exactly how to fly military space available, with the most updated information. Plus, I will share how it went for us when we flew with the military this summer, 2023.Read full story
SYC Kids vs Mascots in Commanders Game Sat.
Our own local Springfield Youth Club's 80 pound kids football team is all set to face off against a team of mascots at this weekend's Washington Commanders game!. The Commanders will be facing the Bengals in Saturday's preseason match-up, and they invited our local team to provide the halftime entertainment.Read full story
5 Ways to improve your homemaking skills
If you ever feel like a failure at homemaking, you are definitely not alone. This has been a struggle for me ever since I had my first baby. Homemaking is something everyone has to do, whether you are male or female, young adult, or older adult. We all have some sort of home space that we want to keep tidy.Read full story
Fall 2023 Stitch Fix review
Every three months I get a new Stitch Fix box in the mail. It is something I genuinely look forward to. But I must warn you, every once in a while I get a box that I do not love. This was one of those boxes.Read full story
The hilarious Leanne Morgan is coming to Tysons.
You have probably seen clips of Leanne Morgan's comedy shows on Facebook and Instagram. During the COVID lockdown, my husband and I used to scroll through her standup videos and die laughing.Read full story
This new book is a must-read for anyone with a loved one on hospice care or anyone curious about the end of life.
This book, The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life’s Final Moments, by Hadley Vlahos, R.N., is a breath of fresh air. If you have a loved one approaching the end of their life or on hospice care, you will learn a ton about hospice and what to expect while chartering the unknown waters of terminal illness.Read full story
7 Essential gluten-free baking tips for anyone with celiac or gluten intolerance
Gluten Free Baking Tips I Wish I had Known at the Beginning. Since being diagnosed with celiac in 2016, I have had to learn how to bake gluten free. And of course, like most beginning gluten free bakers, I had to make ALL the mistakes myself in order to learn how to make gluten free food that does not taste like crumbly cardboard.Read full story
12 Reasons your family needs to take a vacation this summer
A good solid family vacation is what we all need this summer. You need it for your mental, physical, and spiritual health!. It does not have to be expensive or all that far away from home. But research shows it will be good for you this summer to go do something fun with your family.Read full story
The Time Saving Mom book is a must read for busy Northern Virginia moms.
This week I purchased the new book, The Time Saving Mom, by New York Times bestselling author Crystal Paine. I bought this book because it fits my interests and like seemingly everyone else these days, I am so busy I need all the time-saving tips I can get.Read full story
How to stop being a clothes hoarder & maintain an organized, decluttered closet
Today I am going to be talking about one of my favorite topics: decluttering your clothes and how to stop being a clothes hoarder!!. I have a system for organizing clothes that I came up with many years ago. With this system, I never have to “clean out my closet” because it always stays cleaned out.Read full story
10 Vacation Bible Schools in the Alexandria area still open for registration
The words "Vacation Bible School" take me right back to a little cup of Kool-aid with generic Oreos, spending the morning making crafts and singing church songs. And it is that time of year again. It is time to pass these memories on to our children.Read full story
10 Easy ways to prepare for any unexpected disaster
I sat down with disaster preparation expert Donna Stephens recently and quizzed her on what all of the rest of us need to do to be prepared for any kind of disaster. You see, back in 2018, I distinctly remember joking about the twenty packs of toilet paper in Donna’s garage, thinking it was awfully excessive.Read full story
It's moving season in NoVA! Here's how to unpack your whole house in a week.
Moving season is such a big deal in Northern Virginia. In fact, the whole Washington, D.C. area has always felt like the biggest glorified military town ever to me. For this last move into the D.C. area, we basically unpacked our whole house in a week.Read full story
13 important texting tips your teens & preteens need to know
Giving our teens and preteens helpful tips for the world of texting and communicating via phone is so important. We give them this new phone, they are still learning social skills in general anyway, and this opens up a whole new confusing medium for talking to people. Plus, they are usually texting with immature people, and all kinds of problems will come up.Read full story