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Stop Letting Perfectionism Steal Your Joy

If I had to name only one writer who is as genuine and honest as they come in their writing, then I would tell you about Emily. Not only is she someone who stays transparent in her writing but she is someone whose insight and opinions about writing I value. Since we both have two littles within 2 1/2 years of each other, we have found ourselves at times messaging each other in the middle of...

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Trusting God To Provide

When she writes about topics like "why babysitting should be in your budget" and her husband's "unique view of a Proverbs 31 wife" I knew Ayanna was a writer I could connect with. Her candor about having financial peace in your home will motivate you to break chains in areas of your life using God as your guide. That sounds sort of trite but her encouragement is true and when you read her...

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Guest Posts, Holidays

What Memories of My Mother Have Taught Me

Last week we had Sarah's guest post about her thoughtful and sweet memories of her mother this time of year and baking cookies. This post especially hit close to home for me with my recent lost and I felt like Sarah's article could not have been more timely. And then Julie's guest post came along and it seems many of us moms have similar things on our mind this time of year of the loved ones...

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Guest Posts, Holidays

Sprinkles and Burnt Antlers: The Joy of Cooking with Kids

I went back to her website to find that article. I remember it well because she had talked about her child seeing beauty in something that she, as the mother, saw as a mess. I remember this one well because it struck me to the heart. As a type A personality, I worry that I might rob the beauty my children will see in the daily mundane because I'm too worried about cleaning things up.

I've...

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Cheers Mom, I Get It Now

I remember scrolling through Michelle's site and thinking, "This gal gets me!". Her honest writing and cheeky thoughts about fashion and fitness, oh yah and how could I forget, WINE! had me from the start. I decided not to hold it against her that she lives in Canada. :) Michelle is what I would call a no-nonsense writer. She's direct and tells you what she thinks. I appreciate that in a...

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How I Missed the Most Important Day of My Son’s First Two Years

When you start meeting other writers you really only have a few ways to get to know them. One of those ways is to stock their writing and if you're lucky, they're blog or personal site. I met Kamsin from a writer's group created by another author I love (Sarah West) and instantly was drawn to her writing. Why? because Kamsin is a reflective person who causes me to reflect on decisions I make...

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Who I Am

You know that moment when your friend calls you because they got tickets to go see your favorite band? Or maybe that moment when you feel like you are beside yourself with happiness at the thoughtful gift your friend spent a lot of time making for you. Whatever it is--it's that feeling of pure excitement and gratitude you have for that friend in that moment. I am not stretching the truth one...

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Living Under the Freedom of God’s Grace

I had been part of this particular online writers community for a little while and I remember I kept seeing her posts pop up. I liked her domain name "mywanderingheartsong" and LOVE her new one "grace for the wasted space" and I was immediately drawn to her faith based posts. For about four months, or so, I got to know Harmony through her writing and then one day, we said hello to each other....

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Return the Child

When I read Carol's heart-wrenching, raw story about her son, I immediately thought of a friend of mine who had gone through something similar and thought Carol gave words to a tough situation that my friend struggled to express. There were many nights of heart ache and struggle for my friend when they lost a little girl they had been taking care of for over two years. Carol's story brought my...

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