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When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Three)

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“Family planning” can be a controversial topic. The Church has battled over it for centuries. Nations and politicians have all had their say in one way or another. Manufacturers and advertisers certainly put in their two cents in order to make a buck off the deal. Everybody has an opinion it would seem. I’ve walked […]

Time for Mom: Journal

Businesswoman Taking Notes

Women (and men) have kept diaries or journals for centuries. They are a wonderful way to keep a record of your life and those around you. We can learn a lot about the past by reading old journals. But another great result of journaling is that it can help you focus, help you learn about […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Two)

Baby at home

The conversation started here. I so appreciated the comments generated a few weeks ago from this post. How amazing to see how God has worked in each of our lives. Thank you to all those who shared their stories! Making Assumptions about Another’s Fertility One thing that I was struck by was how much we […]

Christmas Planning: Make a Gift

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This morning I started thinking about Christmas. And when I start thinking about Christmas, my mind automatically goes to gift-making. I’ve always enjoyed making gifts and for several years, I made ALL of our gifts to give to family and close friends. (Yes, some would call me a glutton for punishment.) But, I have always […]

Time for MOM: Read a Good Book

Woman Curled Up With a Good Book

I have always been a book worm. I learned to read at a fairly young age, and reading, thus became my favorite pasttime. I love to get book recommendations from others. And every New Year’s I devise a reading plan for the year and try to record my thoughts about each book as I finish […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part One)

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I’ve been mulling this topic around in my head for weeks. Readers have emailed or commented and asked the question in various forms. I, personally, have also wondered about it. When Do You Say When? Prior to my last delivery, I thought I was “done” having children. But, by the time my doc came to […]

Remembering the Romance: (Cheap) Date Night

Couple Walking Under Umbrella Paris, France

The other night my youngest brother watched the five older children while FishPapa and I went out for dinner, baby in tow. It was the first time we’d been on “a date” since we sat alone in my hospital room two months ago. A lot has happened since then. It was great to share a […]

Time for Mom: Pamper Your Feet!

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One of the things that I really enjoyed about my sister’s stay in Kansas City was the pedicure she gave me. In fact, she hadn’t been off the plane for more than a few hours before she had my feet in her capable hands. (Did I mention that she is a manicurist? That ranks right […]