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Of Mothers and Conductors

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Photo source, creative commons license: Roger H. Goun Mom, you are a conductor. In more ways then one. Ever tried to herd a crowd of children into a car, onto a plane, into a store, through the zoo? You conduct, oh, yes, you do. You guide people on their journeys, you help them with their […]

Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: As a healthy 25 year old, basking in the glow of my first pregnancy, the last thing that I expected to hear from my doctor was that my unborn child had Down syndrome. There are no words that can fully describe the initial devastation, grief and heartache […]

If I Were 25 Again….

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My first child was born just a few weeks after I turned 25. He is quickly approaching 14. I now have to reach UP to hug him. He has the beginnings of a moustache. And when I’m in another room and hear his voice, I think it’s my husband or my brother talking. Yes, the […]

Freezer Cooking as a Ministry (A Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Jackie As a mom of two grade-school children, a three year-old and an infant, I’ve often asked, “Lord, how can I be a missionary with small children and babies at home?” The answer was a “Cook and Play.” I invited three women to my home and we put […]

No More Scrunchies!

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Springtime is here — and it’s cause for celebration! The weather is warming up, the sun shines a little longer each day, and the days just say, “Come out and play.” It’s time to put your hair up and get out and about. I was stunned when my friend Jen said that scrunchies were “out.” […]

5 Ways to Have a Great Date Night

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D Sharon Pruitt Date Night is a term thrown around a lot in pre-marital counseling and marriage seminars. In some circles it’s touted as the cure-all for all your relationship woes. Unfortunately, we’ve known couples who always had a regular “date night” and still ended up in divorce court. Cure-all it is not. However, date […]

You are Irreplaceable

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You’ve probably heard it before. I know I’m not the originator of the idea. And though we’ve both already heard it, we both need to hear it again. I know I do. You are irreplaceable. I am irreplaceable. In the lives of our children. Someone else can cook. Someone else can clean. Someone else can […]

How to Get Ready in 30 Minutes a Day

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Ever find that mornings are harried? Wonder how to get yourself put together in the mornings without spending hours primping and curling? Looking for some ways to streamline your life, besides throwing on a pair of yoga pants and pulling your hair into a ponytail? The morning rush doesn’t have to be, well, rushed. There […]