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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Eat My Words!

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12     Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Tuesday’s Tips: How to Celebrate the End of a Dino-Mite School Year

Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?    Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS?  Me, too!    That’s why I’ve created Tuesday’s Tips– a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the wacky […]

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Family Faith and Fun Friday: How To Let Your Praises Fly

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12     Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Tuesday’s Tips: The Ice Cream Garden

Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?    Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS?  Me, too!    That’s why I’ve created Tuesday’s Tips– a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: How to Get a Big Job Done

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  –Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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Tuesday’s Tips: How To Get Kids Out The Door With a Smile

Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?    Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS?  Me, too!    That’s why I’ve created Tuesday’s Tips– a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the […]

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Multitudes on Mondays: Spying on God

I’m stirring a pot of soup on the stove with one hand and scribbling thanks with the other. photo credit   The open page of my notebook is dotted with orange splatters and the faint scent of tomato sauce. But the blue ink bleeds over the splotches like the praise that seeps across the muddle of my days.  […]

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Faith and Family Fun Friday: Jesus + Me = New Life

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12     Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Tuesday’s Tips: How to Celebrate May Day All Month Long

Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?    Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS?  Me, too!    That’s why I’ve created Tuesday’s Tips– a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the […]

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Multitudes on Mondays: When Praise Becomes the Metronome in the Madness

I was curled up in the big leather chair, counting gifts in the quiet of dawn when he padded down the hall.  Still rubbing sleep from his green eyes, Joshua crossed the lamp-lit room and snuggled in beside me.    “What are you doing?” he asked as he lay his brown-haired head on my shoulder and […]

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