8 Back To School Traditions to Start This Year!

I don’t remember any back-to-school traditions growing up aside from the usual back-to-school clothes shopping. We had plenty of others traditions that stand out though. But isn’t that what having a family and raising little people is all about? Starting your own…

Surviving Motherhood: Fear & Worry

Motherhood is one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Motherhood forces you to be vulnerable in a way you never thought was possible. If allowed, fear and worry can easily take over our thought life. Sure the little’s run your life in many ways…

How to Start Your Own Money Making Blog!

Have you considered starting your own blog? Have you wondered if you could make money writing about something you love? My journey on Cruze Clan started with the same thought. Mostly though I wanted to follow what God had put on my heart. I wanted to share my journey, my…

7 Amazing Spray Parks In the Sacramento Area!

Looking for some inexpensive fun in the sun?! Summertime in the greater Sacramento area is hot! Like really hot. Long gone are the cool spring rainy days that preceded us, only to be replaced by the intense dry heat that Northern California is known for. Even if you are from…

“To The Father of My Children”

To the Father of My Children, When I met you 8 years ago, I was quickly swept off my feet by your charisma and humor. You had no reservations in showing affection to me or telling others of your affection for me. I’ll admit, your PDA caught me…

The Gift Mom Really Wants For Mother’s Day

I yelled at my kids today. Not so much at them, but nonetheless, in their presence. Then while walking away down the hall I hit a wall and slammed the door behind me. Yikes. Who was that crazy lady? I sat on the floor and wanted to cry but I…

The Day I Cut the Budget Out of Our Lives

I’m aware I may get hammered for this post; however, this is the journey I have been on and I think it may speak to some of you as well. I am talking about budgeting. Specifically, making a “zero based budget” has become popular in recent…

Know the Season You’re In

While wishing a girlfriend Happy Birthday recently it occurred to me how quickly the seasons of life can change without really noticing. One day you and your bestie are spending every waking moment together and the next you’re only saying hello for birthdays and holidays. Seasons of life…

5 Tips For Brushing Your Toddler or Preschooler’s Teeth!

I am mother to 3 children as well as a dental hygienist. I am often asked how do I brush my child’s teeth when they constantly fight me! This is a tough question with no easy answers. But then again, what is easy about raising a toddler or…

What is Your Story?

  As my husband and I sat in church this past Sunday, we were so impacted by the amazing testimonies we heard and the amazing worship of our King. It felt like the closest thing to Heaven here on earth we could achieve. Oh to be in His presence for…