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Giving All Year: Our Holiday Traditions

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Encouragement, Kids | 0 comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Andy Williams sang it best letting everyone know there will kids jingle belling, parties for hosting and hearts will be glowing. Loved ones will be near and it will the happiest season of all. I’m going to be super honest here and say I only care for certain parts of the Christmas season. What? Yes, it’s true. Hang with me here. There’s too much pressure to get Christmas right. We stress at getting all the gifts ready, Christmas cards out the door, baking cookies, and not to mention teacher gifts. We have the most amazing teachers, but...

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Honoring your parents

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Kids | 0 comments

Honoring your parents is something I haven’t always done well. In fact, this post is hard for me to write this year. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, and long conversations on how to make our relationship better. My husband and I discussed several questions on the way home from visiting my family last year. As Thanksgiving approaches and we’re headed back into family time, we want to navigate this well. We want everyone to enjoy our time together and create special memories. As we discussed this topic, my husband and I had some interesting questions to answer for ourselves and our kids. Is...

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Digital Detox

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Encouragement, Kids | 0 comments

This summer I decided to do a digital detox. What a hard thing to tackle. It tested my patience to not be in the know. I wondered what was going on in others lives, but this time gave me space to be present with others. This is why it started in the first place, to be present in my little kids lives. Summer’s are always such precious times as families. Taking a step back from the news, social media and other outlets truly helped me to refresh. It was such a lovely summer of refreshment. I’m thinking a  much shorter digital detox once a year will be a great way to reset life and expectations....

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Friendship

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Kids, Relationships | 1 comment

Moving creates new opportunities to establish new friendships. Every time we go to the park, my son Harrison meets a new ‘friend’. A couple of little boys we’ve met have actually enjoyed playing with Harrison. It’s definitely been fun to watch, but also heartbreaking because he thinks everyone is his friend even when they’re not or they have to leave. This got me thinking about the friendship circles we’ve been through in recent years. Moving around and going through divorce has definitely lead me to be a part of different groups through different seasons. Transition from married groups, to...

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One year later

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Health, Kids | 0 comments

Saturday marks one year since my little peanut, Madelyn, entered this world. She has made life so enjoyable with her sweet spirit and laugh. There are days after my surgery, I sit in awe of my kids. Their happiness, fervor for life and joy remind me of what’s important. This past year has been filled with such joyous fun and difficult times. I still can’t believe the last 6 months were filled with constant health pain and coming out on the other side has shown me how to live with fervor and focus. These next few months, I’m going to take time to enjoy my family, live life and focus on God’s...

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