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Time for Mom: A Cup of ….

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your favorite tea with honey and lemon your preferred soda pop over crushed ice with a straw (Vanilla Coke, please) strong, brewed coffee with lots of cream and sugar freshly squeezed, organic, orange juice cool water with a slice of lemon Whatever you enjoy to drink is a good mom break. Even if you just […]

Time for Bed!

Time for Bed! Kids awake when you want them to sleep? Consider these strategies for happy bedtimes.

Kids awake when you want them to sleep? Consider these strategies for happy bedtimes. Last week I recommended that me and all moms try to get a little more sleep. My weekend sleep goals didn’t quite go as planned as several children were up during the night due to snuffly noses and too warm weather. […]

Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

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Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. — Proverbs 11:25 God’s word promises that the one who “brings blessing will be enriched.” As mothers we have ample opportunity to give, so it is such a reassurance to know that God sees what we do and that He does […]

Time for Mom: Go to Sleep

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One of the biggest things that can affect my success and failure as a mom is the amount of sleep I am getting. I can’t function at my best if I am exhausted. I am slow to respond, lackadaisical, grouchy, and plain ol’ ineffective. Lately, I’ve been burning the candle on both ends: getting up […]

Remembering Romance: A Picnic for Two

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photo source: Jamie Getskow Voeltz Now that Spring is here, one fun date night idea for you and the hubby is to go on a picnic. Pack up a cooler or basket of yummy food, grab a blanket, and some cool drinks and head for your favorite park, lake, or beach. Being outside is so […]

Time for Mom

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When my first child was born, I heard from several different sources, “You have to make sure you take time for yourself.” Well, I loved being with my little boy. What I did, he did. When I scrapbooked, he learned to cut and paste. When I went shopping, it was an adventure for the both […]

Remembering Romance

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Today my sweet hubby and I celebrate fourteen years of marriage. Back when this picture was taken, we didn’t have a clue what was in store for us: five, no, six, children, three miscarriages, a cross-country move, job changes, financial ups and financial downs, back trouble, and lots and lots of coupons. God has been […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

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I hope you’ve been pampered like crazy today — or at least been excused from Dish Duty. Here’s my Mother’s Day gift to you! Something that I’ve found to be a real treat, and all it involves is a bath tub, a locked door, and no interruptions. (OK, you doneed some toiletries, but you probably […]