Making a Summer Declaration!

Written by: | May 11, 2012

January 1 always brings about strong commitments and convictions as New Year’s resolutions are made and lofty goals are set for the year. This year, I’m doing the same for our summer. I’m declaring the summer of 2012 as our family’s “Summer of God’s Great Outdoors!” To be honest,...
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Remembering the Cross Year-Round

Written by: | April 23, 2012

I was nervous the first time the Resurrection came up in conversation with Big J. Jesus’ death on a cross is not a neat and tidy subject, and explaining it to a then-three-year-old seemed way above my pay grade. And WAY out of my comfort level. It was that...
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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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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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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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My Biggest Christmas Mistake

Written by: | December 8, 2011

When Big J was 2 1/2 years old, we started doing some “preschool” at home. It was my first year being home with the boys. It was also the year I entered the world of blogging. And had our second child. And my husband started medical school. No big...
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Thankful Boys

Written by: | November 29, 2011

Gratitude has become very important to me in the last year. It’s not that it wasn’t before, but recently it has changed my daily attitude. It has changed my outlook on life. And we knew it needed to be a larger part of our family life. The boys take...
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Life Isn't Fair

Written by: | October 12, 2011

We have this beautiful print hanging in our home… I love everything about it, but especially the message. “God is good all the time.” I need that reminder often, but sometimes I worry that it gives the wrong impression to our kiddos. WE understand that God is good all...
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Motivating Your Children

Written by: | September 12, 2011

We started homeschool just a few weeks ago with our kindergarten-age son. Yikes – how did that happen already?! We have really loved the first few weeks, but no situation is without its challenges. Having been a public school teacher for five years and now starting up homeschool, I...
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Slowing Down

Written by: | August 17, 2011

Help! I’m surrounded by boys! Actually, I AM surrounded by boys and I am loving it! I am Erin, the writer behind Home with the Boys and the co-founder and creator of The MOB Society! Wife to this handsome man… Who is also a fourth year medical student. And...
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