Bless that New Mom

Fifteen years ago I was a young wife dreaming of the day we would turn two into three. Even though I had helped my mom with my four younger siblings, I had no clue what motherhoodreally entailed. I know that – now. What a surprise I was in for! Six children later I have a […]

Shopping for Clothing that Works


Last week I shared my wardrobe woes with you. I’ve been on a mission practically all summer to get my wardrobe under control. There were plenty of items that didn’t fit or didn’t work for me, as well as plenty that were stained and otherwise in need of retirement. Earlier in the summer my friend […]

Can Your Baby Have Too Many Clothes? (Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Is it possible for your baby to have too many clothes? When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, I received a phone call that changed my life. Merely a week before, I had learned that I was going to have a baby girl. My desire to […]

Refresh Others & You Will Be Refreshed

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Photo Source: D Sharon Pruitt Life is full of hard times and disappointments. There are little things that drag us down. And big things that can devastate us. And there are lots of things that fall somewhere in the middle. And it’s a complex life. Sometimes the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities can be harder to […]

The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

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My mom is a clever woman. She knows that little girls with long hair do better with a shampoo at the kitchen sink. She knows that little fingers can “paint” cookies better than they can pipe or frost. She knows that little hands are more successful at feeding the Christmas tree with ice cubes instead […]

Wardrobe Woes


My closet and I had an argument this month. It went something like this: This green dress really is beautiful. You haven’t worn it in two years. Yes, but, it’s modest; it’s got pockets; it’s bright and cheerful. It doesn’t fit and you have no fancy shindig to go to. It was expensive. So let […]

Giving to Others at Christmas


It’s easy to get wrapped up in the Christmas fun that we do for our families. I know. I often have the best intentions to share with others outside of our family, but it doesn’t always happen. For me, I know it is helpful to have a list of ideas ready to slip into the […]

Heaven is Touching Earth Right Now

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I read Emily’s post the other day and sniffed and weeped my way through. It was such a precious reminder of how the everyday matters. It matters very much so. From her post, We know there’s a time for everything, but it’s easier to accept the time for birth than it is the time for […]