World’s Okayest Mom

World's Okayest Mom

The World's Okayest Mom By Alexa Johnson Anderson A few weeks ago, my husband Scott and I were snuggled in on the couch watching our nightly quota of mindless kid-free TV. From the back of a house we heard a crash and screaming and ran back to see what was wrong. We found Noah huddled … [Read more...]

A Visit to the Springer Opera House

Visit to the Springer

A Visit to the Springer Opera House I've never believed in ghosts. To this day I have serious doubts that I saw a ghost. But when I pointed to the man dressed in a top hat and gray cape on the other side of the theatre, no one in our group saw him. Instead, they gave me strange looks. It was … [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity: Making healthy changes together

childhood obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Did you know? One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Overweight … [Read more...]

Local Fall Festivals 2014


Fall Festivals 2014 Here is a list of nearby fall festivals we know of so far. Please check back often! We will be updating this list as we learn of local events! To include your church or school event, click here the button below.   Sept 19, 2014 International Missions Fair at … [Read more...]

Bonding with your newborn baby


Bonding with your newborn baby By Shilpa Vernekar, M.D. If you are reading this article, you are more than likely expecting a baby or have recently delivered; first and foremost, congratulations! Parenthood is an exciting journey that is unparalleled by any other you will ever take. This baby … [Read more...]

Kids’ Birthday Party Checklist

birthday party checklist

In honor of  the 6th anniversary of our website, we thought we'd re-blog our very first post from 2008--with a few revisions!    Kids' Birthday Party Checklist Need a party planner for your child's birthday? Here's a handy birthday party checklist to help you throw a successful party … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Grandparents


Gift Ideas for Grandparents Grandparents are the glue that holds an extended family together. Grandparents offer sage advice, wisdom and wonderful “listening ears.” Sometimes, especially when mom and dad aren’t around, they let their grandkids get away with things their parents won’t. How … [Read more...]