New Life Springs Forth!

Written by: | March 16, 2012

As spring makes its appearance this month {which is my favorite month of the year, by the way}, birth and new life are a BIG topic at our house. Especially with the arrival of this guy… Baby J arrived Wednesday, March 7th at 6:20pm and the whole family is...
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Cabin Fever and Imaginations

Written by: | March 7, 2012

Winter is my least favorite season. I’m, personally, so happy to know spring is just around the corner that I’m about to bust. Maybe it’s because my family loves to be out doors and winter gives us a bit of cabin fever. And believe me, cabin fever with three...
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Nothing is Guaranteed

Written by: | March 5, 2012

You know that feeling when Christmas is just around the corner or you have an upcoming vacation to look forward to? We act differently. We think differently. Our priorities are different. We have a sense of hope and expectation unlike our normal day to day routine. In the morning,...
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Boys and the Lovey Dovey Stuff

Written by: | February 27, 2012

Hearts and flowers and pink and… Valentine’s Day was just not designed with boys in mind. As a girl, I think all the lovey dovey stuff that comes with Valentine’s Day is so fun, but beyond the abundance of chocolate {which both boys LOVE}, this holiday is ALL “girly”...
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Love Those Around Us Through Prayer

Written by: | February 21, 2012

I have to say February is probably my least favorite month. It’s cold and dreary in Nashville and it’s very well established that I’m not a fan of cold… unless there is snow on the ground and skis on my feet! But right when February is at it’s coldest...
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Bubble Paint Valentines

Written by: | February 15, 2012

This year for Valentine’s Day, we decided to do a semi-diy project for my daughter’s class. I randomly found a pack of mini-bubbles in our upstairs craft closet. Who knows what they are left over from! To go along with our little bubbles, we made some fun bubble paint...
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5 Simple Ways to Show Love as Family

Written by: | February 7, 2012

February is the month of love, so why not use this chance to show love as a family to others? Here are a few simple things you can do which will have a lasting impact, both on those to whom you are showing love and on your children who...
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The Best Valentine's Present: Your Presence

Written by: | February 1, 2012

I’ve learned a lot of things about my kids in the short seven and a half years that I’ve been a parent. Some days I think I’ve got it all figured out; but those are usually followed by days where everything I’ve thought to be true backfires on me....
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A New Year with New Goals

Written by: | January 23, 2012

Are you a new year’s resolution-maker? Or perhaps you prefer to approach the new year with new goals, as opposed to calling them resolutions. Either way, a new year is another great way for a fresh start. But new year’s resolutions can also be so intimidating. And what happens...
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Building Good Stewards in a Spend-Like-Crazy World

Written by: | January 17, 2012

January is the time to make changes and changes we’re making! Okay, not too many huge changes, we want success so we don’t overshoot our goals. This year we’re implementing a chore chart and pay status (commission, freelance labor, whatever you want to call it). I really consider myself...
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A Family Motto for 2012

Written by: | January 11, 2012

I love the New Year because it is so fresh and clean! It seems like a giant piece of white paper stretching as far as the eye can see, just waiting for me to write my year on it! Every year, whether I make official resolutions or not, I...
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Word of the Year

Written by: | January 6, 2012

I always pick a word for each new year. A word to be focus, my reminder, my goal. Two years ago was PRIORITIES. Last year was FOLLOW-THROUGH. I’m happy to report that each word has actually helped me “stay the course” more than any other New Year’s resolution has...
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