Category Archives: Home and Family Management

What My Life Is Like These Days [On Chaos and Stillness]

Whew. After spending so much time documenting the incredible God-story of Maia’s birth week, it feels good to be getting back to a “normal” blogging life. Well, as normal as I can manage while wrangling a high-energy genius-toddler and our beautiful, still-new-but-quickly-growing … Continue reading

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Before Motherhood: 6 Things I Wish I’d Been Told

Happy Mothers’ Day in advance to all you mom-friends! This post is part of a Mothers’ Day series (over at the blog of a new friend) called Thanks to Motherhood.   Upon considering motherhood, all its ups and downs and the … Continue reading

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How Interruptions Aren’t Really Interruptions

Pile of blankets on the floor next to my son’s bed.  Leftover evidence of the nights we’ve spent sleeping there (me one night, my hubby the next).  Or trying to sleep.  Feverish, croupy, coughing kiddo makes for a looonnnnng night. … Continue reading

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8 Creative Ways To Increase Your Awareness of God’s Nearness in the Day-to-Day

Hi friends! The turning of your heart toward the Father in the midst of your day-in, day-out routines and circumstances absolutely delights His heart.  Focusing on His nearness can also dramatically alter our days: they are transformed from feeling mundane, … Continue reading

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To The Perfectionist Inside Of Me (and All Of Us)

Look upward before you look inward.  And look upward MORE than you look inward. I recently wrote this post about excellence and perfectionism – the dramatic differences between the two, but how they can look so similar. Since I wrote … Continue reading

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Core Motives: Excellence or Perfectionism?

Image Credit: thedailymuse.com As moms, “doing” seems to be our full time job, doesn’t it?  We cook for our families, feed our little ones, clean up messes, run errands, do laundry, clean up MORE messes, teach our children, discipline, clean up still MORE … Continue reading

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One Step At a Time… LEANING

The other day, I was in a “funk” for most of the day.  Know the feeling? Here’s my [officially unofficial] definition – –  FUNK (n):  The vague feeling that something’s “off” in one’s heart… very rarely connected to a specific … Continue reading

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How To Live a First-Hand Kind of Life (Pointing You Toward Some (IN)Couragement Today!)

Good Monday morning, dear friends! Today I want to share with you an article that really blew me away the other day with its insight and TRUTH.  It’s Sarah Mae’s Post: How To Live a First-Hand Kind of Life and it appeared … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Meditation (A Reset Button For Your Day)

Image Credit: entrequest.com Good Monday Morning, Friends! I don’t know about you, but my Monday mornings often entail a sweet kiddo who’s sad and frustrated because his daddy had to go back to work after being available for hugs and play … Continue reading

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Such A Long Way To Go (Celebrate the Journey)

Hello Friends, I’ve been sitting here pouring out my heart to the Lord and I just need to write my heart today….real and raw and honest….in the form of a letter to God. Father, I feel like I have such … Continue reading

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