Holidays, Just for Fun, Lists

16 “Must-Dos” That Should Be on Your Holiday Tradition List

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I love traditions. Now that my husband and I have a little guy, I am gushing with excitement about traditions to start as he grows up and as we add to our family! The more people I talk to about traditions they have for the holidays, the more I realized that traditions are what make the holidays fun for me! Some of these traditions I still do even though a holiday...

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Best of, Struggling Faith

Can You Ask God for Too Much in Prayer?

 I try to make it a point to have prayer time with God. Like officially sit-at-the-kitchen-table-with-my-Bible prayer. The Bible is a good touch, you know. I might get some kind of divine thought or something. Add a cup of coffee and I feel like I can really check my list off of "goody two-shoes." But you know what? When I don't do that, I tend to feel guilty. When I don't always set aside...
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Holidays, Lists

Can You Guess the Christmas Movie? #christmasmovietrivia

I LOVE this time of year. I am a hard core Christmas enthusiast. Shoot, my husband and I got married two days after Christmas because we both love the holidays!

I have always been someone who associates movies and music with a certain time of year. Favorite movie during fall time: You've Got Mail. Favorite Movie to watch at the beginning of summer: The Sandlot. Favorite movie to watch on...

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Motherhood

Rites of Passage for the First Time Parent

It hit me. When parents say they feel like they're losing their mind, they're serious. I felt like I finally understood what they meant as I became a first time parent. One morning, I realized that I sort of started looking forward to seeing if my baby had any boogers in his nose when he woke up in the mornings. Enter husband's unsolicited comment. My husband said I was losing it. Then, the...
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Best of, Struggling Faith

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

I've never been one to agree with the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," but I've got to say, I feel like the answer to this is "yes." If you really think about it, clearly the answer is yes. I had been praying for the people in California and the ugliness those families are going through. The heart ache. The pain. I began to be overwhelmed with the feeling of how much hurting there is...

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Marriage

Marriage: Laughter Instead of Anger

Ken Davis cracks me up! I've always appreciated his humor and enthusiasm for life. If you've never heard of him, you should check him out. This video makes me think of Mike and me later down the road. Shoot, we're about like that now when we're trying to argue across the house!

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A few years ago I started making a "Top 10" list. I reflect on the past year, how I've grown, things I...

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Best of, Motherhood, Poetic Mama

I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom and I wear leggings every day

Wahh. Wahh. No time to pee. No time to eat. Must. Get. Up. Must. Feed. Asher. Good morning.

The sweetest face. Ever. Big smile. Raspberry kisses. Crusty hand from sucking all night.
Hmm. Crusty mattress. Spit up?

My night gown is damp. Yep. Thought so. Leaked some milk. What am I doing? You're hungry. Right.

Huh? I don't know where your pants are. I'm feeding the baby. Wear your work...

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Grief, Holidays

Ideas to Help You Fight Winter Blues

 Have you heard of winter blues before? I had not until a few years ago. It was about this time of a year, and I became pretty depressed. There were some challenges with my job that I think triggered the spiral. Ever since that time, I'm more aware of how easy it is for me to get depressed this time of year. You'd think with the holidays approaching that every thing would be fun and jolly....
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Best of, Marriage, Struggling Faith

Why Can’t I Just Forgive?

Some times when I'm mad at Mike, he might ask me if I'm still mad at him. Sometimes I respond, "I'm only on seventy times two right now!" He knows I'm referring to Peter in the book of Matthew.

"At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, 'Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?'

Jesus replied, 'Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.' "     Matthew...

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Best of, Gratitude

A Salute to the Working Dad

Mike came home from work late and was exhausted. I could tell he needed a little time to transition being home. Sometimes I take for granted that he just worked a twelve hour day and coming home from the chaos of work takes him a moment. I feel like there is all this hooblah out there about working moms and stay at home moms and some ridiculous battle ground gets created about who's better...

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