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How I Speak to Myself

How I speak to myself is related to what I believe about myself. I’ve been pondering a lot lately what’s in my thought box. I grew up with critical parents, they didn’t criticize me with harsh words or name calling but I rarely found myself doing things as they wanted them done.  I don’t think they tried to […]

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100 + Things I Want My Boys to Remember

One minute he was holding my pinkie with all his introverted might, afraid to let go and in the next breath he’s running off and not looking back. Over the summer I happen to come across a few of my mini notepads that I would keep in my purse when I was in college. They are full of […]

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Epic Pinterest Fails in the Kitchen

I’m always sharing with you my delicious recipes with beautiful photos of the end product, but today I’m going to show you what happens behind the scenes. Warning–it’s not pretty. It all started with my persistence, determination or some would call it–stubbornness.  Some months ago, I got a srong desire to try baking something new […]

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Teach Me To Serve

Teach Me to Serve The room was dark and covered in dust and dirt. It was hard for me to figure out what the “real” needs were. It seemed like everything was a real need.  I stood on their dirt floor. The windows were just holes with no glass. There was no commode or electricity. But their eyes […]

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Sitting Next to An Ex-Prisoner

I’ve gone to church every, well almost every Sunday since I was a little girl. I’ve sang the same songs over and over. I’ve heard the same type of sermons over and over. I’ve sat in the same type of pews for a countless amount of hours in my lifetime. But this Sunday, this Sunday–God made […]

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Homeschooling Changed My Relationship with My Son

Your personalities clash. You’re going to regret it. You’ll drive each other nuts. Those were the thoughts that were holding me back from moving forward with homeschooling.  I knew it was the best thing for my son, but I was afraid.  This haunting thought–our relationship will be ruined– kept me from moving forward. Our personalities are very […]

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Ad: Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertisers. Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape have my kids excited about doing acts of kindness for others this summer! Before I share how to make your own cool no sew superhero t-shirt cape, let me tell you about our experience this […]

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Don’t Just Be the Memory Maker…

Don’t just be the memory maker but be in their memories.  This is something that has been playing over and over in my head since the beginning of the year.  But I had no idea how hard it is for me to just play. Put the scrapbooks down. Put the camera down. Put your phone away. […]

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3 Must Know Skills Your Child Should Learn by Age 6

There are so many things I want my kids to know that I feel are important in preparing them for being good citizens in our society.  Here are three things from our Mom’s Library link up from last week, that stood out to me as “must know skills” that kids should learn by the age […]

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Some Days All You Need to Hear is, “You’re Doing Okay, Mom.”

This is a compensated post in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect. It was one of those days.  You know the kind you wished you could have stayed in your pj’s all day and not left the house.  Honestly, it wasn’t even that day . . . it had been one of those […]

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Thief In the Night–It’s Not a Third World Problem

I walked into this building with huge stone walls, gates and then more gates. I had absolutely no idea what I was about to encounter. I had no idea that I would be left speechless, literally. I tried to smile but it was hard because inside I was fighting: My hatred of men–these thieves in […]

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Easter Advent Countdown for Kids

Today is the perfect day for us to begin our Easter Advent countdown, on Palm Sunday!  This is a sweet time for our family as we take time each day and remember how much God loves us! But if for some reason you’re getting started late, don’t fret because guess what, it doesn’t matter. Because my […]

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Simple Birthday Tradition: Waffle Birthday Cake

Every year around the beginning of March my kids excitedly discuss their birthday.  Their conversation goes something like this, “Do you remember last year I got 10 huge pancakes?  Do you remember one year they were all different colors? Last years party was so cool, this year I want a spy party. No I want […]

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Stuck in the Mud in South America

Not too long ago, our whole family was in the middle of a cloud forest on a rainy afternoon, stuck in the mud.  We were driving a huge 15 passenger van (mistake #1), we were backing up on a steep hill on a rainy day (mistake #2), we were pushing the gas in efforts to […]

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When You’re Not Wanted

I’m definitely familiar with the emotions that come with feeling left out. Feeling rejected. Feeling alone. Feeling like you don’t fit in. But I can’t even begin to fathom what it feels like for your own parents not to want you.  To roam the streets looking for food because you are your own boss and […]

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What I Am Reading

I’ve always been one of those people who reads a bunch of books at one time.  I’m also one of those people who rarely finish a book.  And now that I have a Kindle I don’t think I’ll ever finish a book because I’m continuously downloading free books online but I guess if I’m going to have […]

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These Chubby Little Fingers

I love these chubby little fingers. They are the last in our household before they hit the official “big boy” stage. And before I know it, they will transmogrify into the strong, long fingers and arms that will look more like their fathers than mine (thank goodness for them). What is it about those chubby […]

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Valentine’s Day Quote Printable (FREE)

Inspired by Love Courage God Romance His blessings and Family. To Print this lovely quote just click here: All That You Do…Quote  I also share a little bit about the history of Saint Valentine over here on Disney/Babble.

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