5 Little Habits To Shape Their Hearts

Habits – good and bad – are the foundation of our days. There are a thousand parenting articles and books, but sometimes what I really need is a concrete, practical way to mother right now, this minute, while the dinner is cooking, the toddler is screaming, the older kids need help with homework, and the to-do lists seem never-ending. All […]

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Sugar-Free Easter Basket Gifts For Kids

Have you started thinking about filling your child’s Easter basket? Easter is one of those holidays that seems to have turned incredibly commercialized in recent years, with overflowing baskets full of toys and excessive money spent. It’s important to me that our family finds a balance in it all. I want my children to feel the joy of each special […]

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Will You Remember?

We lost another brother, the latest on a growing list in a year that’s just begun. But that’s “his job,” isn’t it? It’s “what he signed up for.” “He knew what he was getting into.” I suppose in a way he did. He knew that his life would be on the line, that his time would never be his own, […]

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Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day

We are all about holidays over here – any excuse to eat themed snacks and set a fun table! Holidays are an important part of our family life, but holidays are a time to make memories and be together. They shouldn’t be a source of stress. Easier said than done, especially with little ones, but as with everything else, I’ve […]

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Motherhood Is My Gift Of Love

My sweetest motherhood thoughts tend to happen at night. When all those tiny humans are fast asleep, the house quiet, and the work is done – then it’s easy for me to remember all I love about motherhood. In the quiet of the night, my heart is always softer, and I often am nostalgic for their toddler years and tiny […]

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They Forgot

They forgot how many times you answered when they called. They forgot the lives you saved, and all the wounds you healed. They forgot how you stood patiently for hours while they marched, and that your own opinions didn’t matter on that day. They forgot that it was you who held their hands; that your eyes, too, were filled with […]

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Baby Registry For A Minimalist Family

What does your baby actually need? Definitely nowhere near as much as they try to sell you! πŸ˜‰ My ideas of “necessary” varied slightly from my first to fourth baby, but overall, these are the items I’d recommend to anyone looking to make a minimalist or simplified registry. Tweak as needed. Obviously, if you’re on your first baby, you don’t […]

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Mother, Child – This Endless Cycle

Mother life. Today ended, and I have no photos to show for it. The hours crawl, the years fly by, and somehow I find myself girl no more, but woman. 4 children that I call my own. 4 hearts that love with a love I don’t deserve. 4 sets of little hands that cling to me, but those little hands […]

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This Is Our Life

“Never go to bed angry.” “Always kiss goodbye.” “Think before you speak.” “Live in the present.” Everyone has heard all that. So had I. I thought I was living by those words, and maybe I more or less was. It wasn’t until shortly after I was married, though, that I came to fully understand how important it all is. The […]

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