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25 Ways to Show You Love Him

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SienteGlade #CollectiveBias In our culture family is important. The “familia” is of utter importance. My parents made great sacrifices for us kids because of the strong family values and culture they grew up with–passion and boldness. Because our […]

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It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser…

It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser… I’m sitting here pondering what our life used to look like before kids. You know that time that seems so long ago when it was just you and me. Thirteen years ago today, I stood under a beautiful flowered arch and committed to give my all to you. Remember […]

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DIY Verse of the Week Holder

We simply don’t have the luxury of playing nice with prayer. Not if we want things to change. Not if we want to be free–from whatever’s keeping us held down and held back. Not if we want our hearts whole and thriving and deep and grounded…different. Not if we want to reach our destinies and […]

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3 Things That Keep Us Connected as a Couple

I won’t even pretend we have a perfect marriage because–we don’t. We love each other. We are committed to each other. But even with these firm beliefs, there’s that tiny detail that we often forget–we are human. So, we hurt each other. Now that you know I’m not speaking from a platform of “we’ve got […]

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What Daughters Need to Hear From Dad

I am not sharing on behalf of my daughter or what I think my daughter wishes she got from her dad, because, for the simple fact, I don’t have a daughter. But I am a daughter myself. Though I have a house full of boys, young little men itching to leave their little boy shell […]

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Transform Your Marriage with These Two-Word Statements

Our marriage gets lost in the sea of daily life–a whining toddler, a tween who won’t take a bath and making sure your stunt man doesn’t fall out of the 12 ft high tree he’s decided to climb. Then there’s the overflowing basket of laundry and dishes, jeans to mend and meals to cook.  So, it only seems fair […]

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Date Nights: How To Make Them Work and Stick

Date Nights: How To Make Them Work & Stick How to make it work? Dating our man is NOT only for the young newly wed couples who are madly in love and go out every week because they don’t have kids who sap all of their energy. Moms and dads it’s for us too! Remember when I shared about […]

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You Are Enough

Am I enough? As women, this question haunts us every now and then. We ask this question of ourselves, from our boss, our spouse, our boyfriend, our parents, our friends, our teacher… But who knew that when I became a mother I would live with this question every single day of my life. Am I […]

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I Spy Random Acts of Kindness Jar!

It wasn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving it was just another month in the year when I watched my dad unload baskets of fruit, vegetables and bread out of the back of our car.  He laid the baskets on the side entrance of a low-income apartment complex and we then we drove away.  He didn’t wait to […]

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Intentional Marriage: 25 Fun Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias Here’s my tip to make my date nights work – plan them ahead. Oh and make sure you’re not in a grouchy mood–so eat breakfast.  I have a bad habit of skipping a meal if I […]

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Non-Candy Valentines: I Mustache You…

I’ve been on the search for something clever for Valentine’s day to share with you.  When I finally came up with something–I realized it had already been done on blog land.  Great minds think alike! Either way I’m sharing it because it’s super cute, easy and it’s non-candy. In the past, between all of my kids […]

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Meaningful Valentine’s Day Countdown for Kids

Go deeper–is my mantra this year.  This year I wanted to focus a bit more on the depth of God’s love for us and help my kids make a deeper connection to that by being a vessel of it.  Obviously, this is something I should and try to do all year but this week I […]

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Meaningful Valentine’s Day Family Tradition

I’ve always enjoyed giving my husband homemade Valentine’s Day card.  But when I came up with this idea one year when my first born was little I decided this would be our new tradition. With this tradition your kids will end up with keepsakes of your love for each other, a book, and your spouse […]

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Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

One of the traditions we started two years ago was a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt that would lead them to their Valentine’s day book (I share here about this tradition) and treat.  It’s really easy to put together and your kids will enjoy it! You can also modify this activity for an adult Valentine’s Day […]

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Free Printable: Valentine’s Day Love Notes {Scripture Based}

Have you noticed how much the word “love” is used in the Bible?  The Bible is the perfect resource to go to when you’re looking for ways to love others but it’s also full of romantic love notes for you to share with your loved one.  Songs of Solomon has chapters full of “blush” love […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Love Notes Frame

This is the easiest and most meaningful gift you can give your spouse because who doesn’t like words of affirmation now and then.  This Dry Erase Love Notes Frame is simple to put together. I placed one of my favorite pictures of us from back when we were dating. The picture was actually taken at his […]

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Feliz Navidad From our Family to Yours!

Our family wants to wish you a Feliz Navidad! You want to know why I love Christmas? Well, I love all things Christmas, family and friend gatherings, Christmas tree lightings, Christmas baking (that we are doing today), the joy that fills our community, Christmas carols, our Christmas advent activities…. But what I love the most […]

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Thoughts on Marriage From a Girl Who’s Never Been Married

When I first received this article submitted by Leslie, I was a bit skeptical at first glance. I thought it was going to be filled with lofty grand advice like, greet your husband at the door naked or make him a homemade dessert at least three times a week, kind of tips.  Kind of like I had tons of theories […]

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