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Janine Fairchild

Maybe you can’t always be there, but He can!

Ready or not, the 2019-2020 school year is beginning! How are you feeling about it? Emotions all over the place? Oh boy, do I relate! Having your child begin a…

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Clear from the Beginning

Is there something you enjoy today that you’ve loved your whole life? Maybe a food or a sport? From a young age, it was easy to see. This thing was…

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Recipe for Peace

You’re busy. You’re stressed. You have a million things to do and no time to do them, including making dinner. So you reach for a simple recipe. And even though…

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Prayers God Hasn’t Answered Yet

Maybe it’s not a disappointment. Maybe it’s an opportunity. . . Are you feeling disappointed? Have you been praying about something for what-feels-like-forever, and the end is nowhere in sight?…

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Finding Fall

Share a photo of a fall scene that you’ve found in the comments, below. Meanwhile, here’s a look at our quest to find fall stuff!

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Ballet Skills

Last week, it was football. 🏈 This week, it’s ballet. 💃 Janine tried to teach Brian ballet…but, Brian still had his mind on football. Enjoy!

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Pork Belly

When people can hear you chew…

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Feeling Like an Island…

Ever feel like that? All alone. Surrounded by a sea of doubt, anxiety, insecurity. I have. Many times. Even when I’ve been surrounded by family and friends. When I was…

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The Day After

Sometimes we find out things after they’ve happened to our kids. . .and that’s ok. Last year my daughter Hope was a freshman at ISU and had to evacuate her…

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Going to College Without Going Into Debt

Everyone tells you how quickly the time will go. But exploding diapers and sleepless nights make it feel quite the opposite. Then one day, your child walks down the stairs…

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Prom for Pennies

Well, maybe not literally. But wouldn’t that be nice? Prom can be expensive! But does it have to be. . . I’ve learned a valuable lesson about hair. The first…

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Foggy Path

Ever gone through a foggy time that had nothing to do with the weather? That’s the story of a widow and her son. I’m not sure what the climate was…

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