Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions

Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

back to school

The Most Important Measure of Back-To-School Success

Posted on: by Kate

With the school year upon us, moms across the nation are jumping into action. That includes you and me, sister! We have a crap ton of stuff to do, and…

donate your hair

Things you shouldn’t say to a boy growing out his hair to donate.

Posted on: by Kate

  Two years ago my son’s life was forever changed.  A friend was diagnosed with cancer. I remember the prayer requests, the “I am sure it is nothing” reassurances, and…

hamilton cast press photo

The best anniversary gift for a Hamilton fan.

Posted on: by Kate

My husband and I have been married for 15 years, we dated for about a year before that. I feel it is important to let everyone know before we begin…

tips for reducing stress during the holidays

10 Tips for Reducing Stress During the Holidays

Posted on: by Kate

The holidays are here! In our house holidays come with a mix of excitement and hesitation.  Holidays are full of beautiful memories and special events, but they can also lead…

so different

So different from what I imagined, but perfect….. our adoption story

Posted on: by Kate

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  As most here know, our family was formed through adoption.  While we have shared bits of our story, I absolutely love to share adoption…

Bittersweet Destiny

Posted on: by Kate

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain…

onions help you play minecraft

Breaking Internet news : Onions improve your brain’s ability to play Minecraft

Posted on: by Kate

Our kids are pretty good little eaters. They eat their fair share of vegetables and fruits.  They all have a very small list of foods they really dislike.  Onions top…

preventing common sports injuries in kids

Tips for Preventing Common Sports Injuries in Kids

Posted on: by Kate

Our kids are probably a lot like your kids.  Sports, dance, and outside play all keep them active and healthy.  As they get older and more active we are doing…

kids go back to school

First day of Kindergarten for my baby…. sniff sniff….. just kidding – girl, bye.

Posted on: by Kate

Three kiddos were off to school this past week.  While we partially homeschool, the kids pack it up and go to a traditional school three days a week.  I live…

International Adoption in China – the story of Finn *Video*

Posted on: by Kate

I am so thankful for Sharingdots who is sharing a guest post today about an International Adoption in China.  I love to share positive adoption stories here on Highlights Along…

Our First Family Pet! Mabel Dru, the Standard Schnauzer

Posted on: by Kate

So we thought it was high time we got a pet in our family.  We have had a chicken verse dog debate for quite some time.  Dog won.  We haven’t…

Noonday Jewelry for good – one friend’s story about how she is helping an orphan she never met!

Posted on: by Kate

I have a few friends who sell Noonday Jewelry.  It’s beautiful and looks like something you might see in an Anthropolgie window.  I love Noonday because it is well made…