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A Lesson Our Children Need

by jessicaturner on October 21, 2014

Today when you turn on the news, images of violence, hopelessness and despair assault our senses. Parenting is a challenge, as we work to combat these negative messages by teaching our children biblical truths. One of the foundational truths I want my children to know is that they are lights and have the power to […]

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Decorating with Noisy Decorations Kids Love

by jessicaturner on October 14, 2014

This weekend my Aunt Sandy was in town, and we went to the pumpkin patch on Saturday. Though it rained for much of our time at the patch, it really got me in the spirit of decorating for Halloween. With being in my third trimester, I am doing my best to keep things simple, but […]

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Stop, Drop and Roll: Fire Safety for Families

by jessicaturner on October 6, 2014

About two months ago, Adeline came home from school and emphatically told me, “if you are on fire, you STOP, DROP and ROOOLLLL.” At just three, Adeline often amazes me with how much she retains, but this lesson was an especially important one. That lesson at school gave us the opportunity to talk more about […]

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Our Night at ‘Disney on Ice presents Frozen’

by jessicaturner on October 2, 2014

It’s rare that we do activities during the week, but last night we planned a big surprise for the kids – tickets to Disney on Ice presents Frozen! We were so grateful to be given complimentary tickets to the show and let me tell you, it was an evening to remember. We were joined by […]

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Pausing to Say Hello: The Benefits of Card Writing

by jessicaturner on September 26, 2014

As I shared in my update earlier this week, life has been incredibly wild for us the past few weeks. W-I-L-D. Because of that, I have had to really fight for fringe hours for myself. This past weekend I finally started reading Gone Girl (so good!) and last night I sat down to write a […]

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Our Halloween Costumes for 2014: Things that Fly

by jessicaturner on September 18, 2014

With being pregnant this year and our family having an insane amount of travel in the next 6 weeks (Matthew is going out of the country twice + has a conference and I have two conferences), I knew that this was not going to be a  year of handmade costumes for our kids. Recognizing your […]

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A Skeptic Asks: Free Essential Oils Class Q&A

by jessicaturner on September 15, 2014

Update: Because of a glitch in the bundle system, this sale has been extended through 3:00 pm EST today (Tuesday). So, if you missed this post yesterday, you are in luck! Today is the last day to take advantage of the Ultimate Health Living Bundle Sale that I shared about last week. This bundle includes […]

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Reading with Our Kindergartener on the Kindle

by jessicaturner on September 12, 2014

Sometimes I still can’t believe that Elias is in kindergarten. It seems like we were just bringing him home from the hospital. But here we are. Kindergarten. Elias has transitioned into kindergarten with great ease. He loves his school, teacher and classmates. He is doing well with the routine and very happy. We are so […]

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TOMS Sale: Save up to 35%

by jessicaturner on September 9, 2014

It’s one of my favorite sales on Zulily today and it doesn’t happen often – TOMS are on sale! They have kids, womens and mens shoes – YEOW! Last time TOMS were available on Zulily, many styles sold out quickly, so I would check out the sale as soon as you can. Everything is up […]

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Elias, Kiwi Crate and a FREE Kit for You

by jessicaturner on September 3, 2014

Every month, Kiwi Crate is one of Elias’s favorite activities. I have tried a lot of subscription services, but usually I cancel them after 3-6 months because I feel like they become redundant, or I don’t really NEED the product. This is not the case with Kiwi Crate. We have been subscribers for more than […]

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