Do you remember when the only requirement for friendship was living on the same street? When I was a kid, all of my friends lived in my neighborhood. I miss that as an adult. Especially now that I am a mom, I would love to have friends on my street for stroller walks and play dates.

We may not be neighbors, but I think we can create a community with that kind of atmosphere.

When my daughter was a newborn I had so many questions at 3am. I spent a lot of time on Google. My goal was to create a place for moms to find some answers and encouragement. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions.

I have been an elementary school teacher, a reading tutor, and a children’s ministry coordinator.  Most of my earlier posts are geared toward new moms and talk about things like breastfeeding , cloth diapering, and what you really need for your baby at different ages. But as Clarissa has grown, my interests have changed. You will find posts about gluten free cooking, homeschooling,  teaching kids about Jesus and our travel adventures. I am sure whatever is on my heart will find its way to the blog.

My husband’s dream since he got out of the Air Force in 2007 was to move to South Korea. In February 2015, God gave him his heart’s desire. So my husband, daughter, and I moved to South Korea. I really enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know a new culture. My Korean definitely needs a lot of work! But moving there helped me to realize a dream too. For the first time, I got be a stay at home mom.

We moved back to America in 2019 and added another daughter to our family.

You will notice that there are links on the blog. I only link products that I love or that we use regularly. If you order Truth in the Tinsel, A Sense of the Resurrection, God’s Little Explorers, a course from Money Saving Mom, or a product linked on Amazon,  I will make a small commission on your purchase at no additional cost to you. This helps me to pay for things like my blog hosting or domain name.

Happy reading!


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  1. Hi! I came across your blog while trying to find information on gluten free dining in s korea. If you have a list of g-free friendly places you’d be willing to pass along I would appreciate it. We are moving to Pyeongtaek, and would like to know more about that area and Seoul.


    • Hi! So we were in Daegu for 2.5 years and have only been in Pyeongtaek for about 3 months. I am gluten sensitive and not celiac. We eat Thai a lot though I am starting to wonder about the sauce for my meal. I don’t get sick but really sleepy when we eat there lately. Usually Korean BBQ type places are fine because you make your own and decide if you want to add sauce. Shabu shabu as well because you cook it yourself. But we have not found those places here yet. If I come up with a list, I will let you know. On post is hard. Sometimes I will do taco bell nachos. There is a sit down restaurant but we have not eaten there yet. Osan has a chili’s so there are options there for salads. There is an Indian place near osan that is good as well. Maybe we can hang out once you get here?


  2. Dave

    I just wanted to hello to you all, because I find this strange. I just talked to you and your little girl at CH check-in yesterday! I was the man on crutches!
    I was looking up info on car repair and clicked on your site. 🙂
    I said to myself…Hey! I just saw these guys yesterday(Tuesday). I know these guys! 🙂
    You and your husband have beautiful kids!

    It’s great you are teaching your daughter about Jesus!

    God bless you all.



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