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Courageous Motherhood

Every day across this globe there are weary mothers laying their heads on their pillows at the end of the day, running through all the tasks they weren’t able to accomplish, or reliving the spat with their children or spouse, and heaping the weight of the world’s standards onto their own shoulders and subsequently drowning in “mom guilt.” To be …

10 Classic Picture Books to Read with Your 3-5 yr old

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~ Emilie Buchwald, children’s author Reading aloud with your children is one of the greatest gifts you can give as a parent. Sharing great stories, big ideas, and funny tales together will help to create bonds that last. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to read, especially for the younger …

Breaking the Silence

I’ve been silent for over a year. Well, not entirely, just here on the blog. My husband can confirm that I’m rarely ever silent. I took the last year to reflect on a few things in my life and honestly I was ready to scrap this website all together and move on. I felt discouraged that I was unable to …

Resolutions

It’s here again. The start of a new year. The time when many of us decide to start afresh, make fantastic goals that we are going to “crush” in the new year, and come up with a list of all the things we won’t do. I have an idea I will toss your way, you can take it or leave …

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The Power of Words

  Every addict who has entered the 12 step program has to first admit two truths. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. And the second- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. It is typically said that one has to hit their “rock bottom” …

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More than the Highlight Reel- Redeeming the Mundane

My friend, Jessica Clark, posted a funny status the other day, as she often does. (She will make you laugh, cry, and pray I promise! Read her stuff.) Her post read, “On Judgment Day, if all those tracts are right and they roll a video of my life to be weighed, they’ll just need to fast-forward through like 30 years …

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Creating a Reading Nook

So I was sick for over a week. Really sick. Maybe the flu, maybe just a really bad cold, who knows. This gave me a lot of time to think, and peruse Pinterest which, of course, is a very valid use of my sick time. All of the sudden it hit me, we NEED to create a reading nook for …

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Grace Changes Everything

Grace. The beautiful mystery of a second chance that is undeserved. I’ve known grace many times. To have words seasoned with grace is a prayer that often crosses my lips. A quote I read today pierced me deeply. It was written by one of my favorite writers, a woman whose words have the ability to simultaneously convict, encourage, and inspire …

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3 Reasons Natural Remedies Don’t Work

In my short stint on this planet I have met my fair share of non-believers. You know, people who do not believe in natural remedies, they believe in medicine, meaning conventional medicine. I have often heard from these people- “natural remedies don’t work.” And you know what, they are right.  Here are 3 reasons why natural remedies don’t work: 1. …