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The Most Important Things

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photo source When the time changed last fall, I received a new alarm clock. My two year old daughter who previously woke anytime between 6 and 8 am, began waking at 5 am on the dot. Every. morning. This had been my normal waking time before Daylight Savings Time. But, although babies had woken me […]

Enjoy Each Season of Childhood

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THAT is my fourth baby. And now he is six. I am stunned. Where did the days go? This week is all about getting good habits going. A good habit to cultivate is to enjoy these passing moments. Because today, as the old woman in the grocery store, I tell ya, “The days go by so fast.” […]

Booking It – Join the Club!

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This year we’re Booking It. A group of us are agreeing to read good books this year and to share what we discover with each other. If you’d like to join us, check out the details to this online book club that features flexibility for those who want to do their own thing as well […]

Be Like The Flowers of the Field – Don’t Worry

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photo source Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. […]

Attend a Conference Just for Moms

There are conferences and conventions for every profession. But there are few that I know of that address the most noble of professions. Two years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Mom Heart Conference and it was a wonderfully refreshing time for me as a mom. My friend Jessika and I got to […]

Booking It in 2011

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Are you ready to get reading? I had a great time reading with you last year. It was a great encouragement to me to make sure I had my nose out of the computer and into a book. Your recommendations were some of the best ever. My family and I are richer as a result […]

All Good Gifts (Frugal Friday)

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Photo Source Frugal Friday has been the source of much money saving advice for quite some time. We talk money, debt, gifts, making ends meet. We talk about how to save and how to acquire. We talk about not falling behind and about getting ahead. And, yet, as Christmas approaches, just a few hours away, […]

An Easy Way to Make A Buche de Noel or Yule Log Cake for Christmas

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Many years ago, almost twenty, I spent a year in France as an exchange student. I adopted a family — or they adopted me — to call my own. I lived in a different French city, but thanks to mutual acquaintances, we connected and my life was changed. I don’t think I would have experienced […]