Dana Does Pretty Little Social Media

"Look at them. They must have it so good. I wish I had their life." Susie gazes with envy into her phone, checking out Lisa's Facebook page. She sees pretty little pictures of moments in time, filled with perfect smiles, perfect outfits, a perfect family, and a whole lot assumed by a few photos. Little …

Dana Does When You Feel Lonely and Forgotten

"God hasn't forgotten you." Those were words that were prayed over me yesterday. My eyes welled up with tears, and I just started sobbing. It hit my soul in a tender spot and spoke to exactly what I was feeling. It's easy in this world full of millions of people to feel forgotten. It's easy to have …

Dana Does Thrifty Holiday Fun with the Kids

I am proud to announce the Vanicek Family Christmas Tour 2017 has officially begun! No, we are not a Christmas rock band, although I do have enough boys to start one adorable boy band. I'm talking about holiday events around the area, and even traditions we've created in our own family. And if you know …

Dana Does ‘Tis the Bittersweet Season

The holidays. It's the most wonderful time of the year according to Christmas carols. I personally LOVE celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. However, this time of year is very bittersweet. It can vary year by year, moment by moment, event by event, but this time of year has a way at times of reminding me of who …