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How Love Languages Have Strengthened My Marriage

When Stephen and I were engaged, we went through a video series as part of our pre-marital counseling called Defining the Relationship. Our pastor recommended it because it’s very straightforward and easy to follow. I really enjoyed it because it set us up for some important conversations that we probably wouldn’t have thought to have otherwise. […]

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Every Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

The new school year is upon us, but before the first day of school even hits us we must conquer registration, orientation, meet-the-teacher night, and endless amounts of paperwork . . . in triplicate form. And if you have multiple children like I do, get ready to experience writer’s cramp. If back-to-school and the preparations […]

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Mom Better

. Motherhood is serious business.  There is no other task that has been so all-consuming as raising and tending to the 4 little lives God has entrusted to me.  And yet, it can feel difficult to see my achievement and see the fruit of my labors.  There is no Motherhood GPA, Degree Plan for Discipline, […]

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Growing Up, with my Teenage Daughter

There was a movie released the year my oldest daughter was born called “Raising Helen”.  The movie was about a woman who became the legal guardian of her sister’s kids upon said sister’s death.  The movie hit home a bit about the sudden changes related to parenting.    “I’m hanging on by a thread here. […]

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