Gifts That Grow

Our fourth sweet babe was born into a home already bustling with activity, where quiet is rarely guaranteed, new faces come and go, and more days than not are filled with movement. Even the “laid back” days we have are hardly what one would call calm. 😉 Yet Cassandra blended in seamlessly to our family – a piece of our […]

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3 Kids, 1 Room – Making A Beautiful Home

Our tiny house has been through a lot of changes in the years we’ve lived here, and probably will go through many more. Each room is multi-purpose, each space is carefully thought out. There are a bazillion gorgeous houses out there, and one of my favorite ways to relax is browsing through those lovely Pinterest boards, but truthfully, I want […]

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Fidelis Ad Mortem

My mind can’t find the words to type what I am feeling. I keep starting to write and instead of words, there are tears. Instead of coherent sentences, there are images and emotions crashing around in my head. How does it happen so fast? One minute, a “quiet” night, and the next – a nightmare. The routine, calm voices over […]

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Your Love Matters

This weekend, someone said words that lifted my heart, and I realized that too often we parents take for granted the depth of the good we do. We are literally teaching our children what love is, and no matter how we do that, we are shaping their hearts with our own. So tonight I want you to know: your love […]

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Date Night In

Date nights are important. We can all agree on that. But in the trenches of parenting, date nights can sometimes feel about as likely as a solid night of sleep. 😉 Sometimes Hubby and I reminisce about the days when every day was a potential date night, when romance happened easily because the distractions from each other were few and […]

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The Most Important Word In My Motherhood Vocabulary

There was a time when I would have answered differently, when this important word hardly ever crossed my lips, when motherhood felt simple, and the choices made were straightforward ones. Now is a season where the days are full, the hours feel too few, and I have to consciously decide to make room what is important, to let go of […]

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Why We Argue In Front Of Our Kids

Our voices were raised. Our tone was frustrated. We were barely waiting for the other to finish before we snapped back with our own reply. The cabinet door slammed. What was it about? Who even knows. Maybe the teething baby, the bills due, the unpredictable schedule, the obligations. Adulting is hard. Harder on 2.5 hours sleep and sporadic bites of […]

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Come Home To Me

I thought it would fade over time, the way my throat closes and a momentary panic washes over me. I thought it would get easier to hear about the most recent loss, that eventually an unexpected knock at the door wouldn’t freeze my heart. I hoped that somehow I would become one of those people to whom the death of […]

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Teacher Gift: Thank You For Helping Me Grow

Hopping on here really quick tonight to share this incredibly easy teacher gift idea. Truthfully, all the cutesy teacher gift ideas in the world aren’t going to match up to a good old gift card (amiright, teachers?!?! haha), but it’s important to me that my children take an active part in showing their gratitude to others. This idea covers both […]

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