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Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]

Advice for Young (& Old) Wives

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Seventeen years ago today I said “I do.” He was — and is — Mr. Right For Me. We’ve been through thick and thin together. Richer and poorer. In sickness and in health. We’ve welcomed six children to the world and cried together over miscarriage. We’ve moved five times and over 4000 miles. It’s been […]

Reading with a Kindle, Emma, & Booking It in May

Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we discussed the “assigned” reading of the month, Finding Your Purpose as a Mom. Today we’re sharing all the reading we’ve done over the last month. Sometime last month I received an email to complete a survey with the chance to win a Kindle. I have no idea what […]

Booking It with Finding Your Purpose as a Mom

This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

Realizing Your Potential

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. And as we mark another year of motherhood, it seems only fitting to think on this noblest of professions. The following was originally posted on March 10, 2009. Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled […]

3 Gifts to Give Yourself on Mother’s Day

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Years ago all my mother wanted for Mother’s Day was a clean house. At 5, 15, and 25, I didn’t get it. Today, I completely understand what my mother was talking about. Completely. My helpers and I spent four hours last week, attempting a whole-house clean, and we didn’t get past the main living areas. […]

How to Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

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My friend Mandi has been such an amazing encouragement to me over the last year. I am so honored to know her and to get counsel from her from time to time. She’s one sharp cookie, that one. This week she launched an ebook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. It’s about […]

Humility

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Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent […]