Well, here there!
Thank you so much for popping in to visit Sunshine Whispers.
If this is your first visit to the site, or if you have visited a number of times, but this is your first time to settle in and figure out what all the fuss is about, I am so glad you decided to take some of your valuable time to get to know this community better. I hope you like what you see and decide to keep coming back for more encouragement and connection.
If you want an introduction to what Sunshine Whispers is all about, click on this link for an introduction.
Essentially, I believe that cultivating connection to family and friends, God, and yourself is the key to finding joy in life, even when life is anything but joyful.
What does that mean for this site though? What should you expect to see here?
Connection to Kids and Family With Crafts and Activities
Let’s face it– you are really busy, aren’t you? You might feel like it is a major victory if your kids go to school with matching, clean socks. You get home at night and all you want to do is order pizza and snuggle on the couch with your kids to watch The Disney Channel. But perhaps you have a nagging feeling that you are missing out on all the ‘good stuff.’ You know what I mean. You see all the fun activities your friends do with your kids. Whenever you are brave enough to venture onto Pinterest, you get overwhelmed with all the possibilities and you feel, guilty. You feel a sense of loss.
If so, I have great news for you! You don’t have to miss out. I strongly believe that busy Moms, and in particular working Moms, can still do fun activities, including arts and crafts, with their kids. A few years ago, I started doing crafts with my daughter and we have since made so many great memories together. Our crafts haven’t always been pretty, but they have been a blast. And would you like to know the best part? Almost all of them were easy enough to do after dinner on a weeknight. So, if you are looking for quick and easy crafts, I think you might find some inspiration here, and in the process build priceless connections and memories with your kids.
Check out this resource of over 100 fun and easy crafts for kids.
Building Connections on the Weekend
Weekends are perfect for building connections and making memories aren’t they? But seriously, getting out of the house with young kids can be as painful as letting a bird peck your eyes out. Still, it is worth it.. trust me. If you want to read why it is worth it, check out these posts:
If you want a great way to keep all those activities organized, check out the free Family Fun Planning Workbook I created. You can sign up and snag your free copy now!
Download Free Family Adventure Planning Guide!
Which email should I send it to? I will also send you weekly updates!
If you live in the greater Maryland-DC-Virginia area, guess what? So do I! Not only that, I have made it my personal mission to provide in-depth reviews for many of the great places to take kids in this area. Click on the photo below to access that free resource!
Connecting With God
Regardless of what is going on in your life– kids, marriage, work, health– connecting with God is always a good idea. In fact, it is essential, right? Connecting deeply with God and cultivating your relationship with Him will sustain you in hard times, help you focus on what is most important, and encourage you in a way that will lead to try joy.
Here are a few Women’s Bible Studies that might resonate with you:
Encouragement for Mom
Being Mom is both the most difficult and most rewarding gig that exists. It takes grit, grace, and a huge dose of humor. Perhaps you are an older Mom, or a tired Mom, or a Mom with a toddler. There is rest for you here. You can reclaim your joy. Start here:
- Don’t Stop Telling Me I’m A Good Mom
- 12 Tips for Finding Joy in the Challenge of ‘Mid-Life’
- 10 Characteristics of the ‘Young Mom’ at 40
Thank you again for stopping by! I really hope and pray that you come back and let me connect with you!
Have a great day!