Category Archives: Family

3 Ways to Cultivate a Heart to Shout Up Praise

It was a warm Spring day. I was at a local forest preserve with my Mom and sister. We were taking turns watching kids while the others got a workout in walking the steep stairs. It was my turn to … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Engage Kids at the Dinner Table

This post may contain affiliate links as a means to support this blog. You may view my disclosure policy here. Meal time is such an important time of the day. It’s a place for the family to gather, a time … Continue reading

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How to ReCharge and Find Me Time (When You Have No Help)

Motherhood is not easy. It is physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting, no matter what age your kids may be. As we try to meet the needs of others around us, we often neglect taking the time we need for ourselves. … Continue reading

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Should Every Party be Pinterest Perfect?

I love Pinterest. Anytime I am looking for a “how to” tutorial, I turn to Pinterest. Need a meal idea? No problem! Pinterest boards come to the rescue. Am I looking for a way to keep my two-year old occupied, … Continue reading

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Our Family is Growing by Two Feet

“Praise God from Whom all blessings flow…” My heart is just bursting! Today our little family of three has an exciting announcement to make: our family is growing by two feet!!! Adoption paperwork, classes and home studies are temporarily put … Continue reading

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift EVER

Yes, I know. Mother’s Day has come and gone, so why am I posting about it at the end of June? It’s simple. I just cashed in my Mother’s Day gift this week! This year as Mother’s Day approached, and … Continue reading

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A Hike, a Birthday, and a Cake to Be Remembered

This past weekend was my birthday. I turned 34! I have no problem sharing that information with you because I still quite often get mistaken for a teenager. It’s true. Every time I buy a can of spray paint I … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This and That

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and warm weather seems to be here to stay. These last few weeks have just flown by. Looking at the calendar today, I can’t believe that May is almost over. In just a … Continue reading

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Thrifty Summer Fun for Toddlers and Kids

This past week I was excited to have one whole week of warmer weather. It was so nice to not hear the furnace running, and instead have windows open. One of my favorite things about our home is that we … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need to Stop & Play with Play Dough

Ever have one of those busy, non-stop week’s? Ever wonder if life will ever slow down? I have resolved that life never really does slow down, but that I need to be purposeful about creating slower moments. Friday is one … Continue reading

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