Would I Do It All Over Again?

Would I Do It All Over Again?

Where do I begin? Let’s begin at the beginning. 1986…married…with a baby coming.  I had no idea about the journey I was about to embark on.  I felt excited and scared.  But the incredible joy at seeing that tiny face for the first time was indescribable! Fast forward two-and-a-half years and another incredible blessing was on the way. […] Read more…

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How to Make “Easy Readers”

My two year old daughter loves books, and tries to read them to me.  It’s adorable, and funny, and exciting that she is so into it.  My son however, is less interested in reading.  He’ll let me read to him at bed time, but at other times throughout the day, he’d rather be doing anything […] Read more…

Fun Ways To Use Sidewalk Chalk

10 Fun Ways To Use Sidewalk Chalk

Occasionally, a moment arises when the big kids are done with their school work, the babies are napping, a meal is bubbling away in the crock pot, and the weather outside is perfect. It’s occasional, but it does happen.  🙂 If and when that golden opportunity with your big kids shows itself, I recommend spending some time together outside on […] Read more…

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Cutting the Cost of Having Babies: Part 2

This post is part two of a post from 2015.   If you’re interested in reading that first, please click here So, you’re pregnant… again.  Or maybe just still pregnant… Let me high five/ fist bump/ belly bump you. I’m so excited for your growing family, and I have more ideas to help ya’ll get through this […] Read more…

He Gives And Takes Away

He Gives And Takes Away

The Lord is my Giver of life, and of joy, and of salvation, and of all good things. Everything that has even a hint of Heaven in it springs from his deep, deep well of kindness. Most of His kindnesses go unnoticed…the beautiful details and comforts in my life are so abounding that I, incredibly, am […] Read more…

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2016, And A Few Of Its Lessons

You know it…I know it…the whole world knows it:  2016 was hard…and weird. 2016 made me wish that I lived in any other time other than this one…that there was somewhere perfectly safe and happy that my family and I could sneak off to.  2016 made me long for Heaven. But I am not in Heaven…yet.  I […] Read more…

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On Rejoicing And Weeping, Together

Thanksgiving is over, but I hope our giving of thanks will never end! Now Christmas is coming and the year is swiftly coming to a close. Oh my! – How things have changed this year!!! Even more than usual. (If that is even possible.) Some very good changes and some very hard changes. When I […] Read more…

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