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Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

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If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

Time for MOM: Your Turn to Chime In!

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It’s now been two months since I started talking about making a road map for the year in my Life as MOM. Where has the time gone? I know that some of my readers have been thinking, praying, and planning about how they want to grow in the coming months. I wanted to give YOU […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

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The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

6 Guy Friendly Love Stories

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Your spouse’s tastes in movies may differ from yours. But, here are a few that you can both enjoy: guy-friendly love stories. My husband snickered last week as we walked past the Chick Flick display at Target. Yes, he humors me, and we often watch girly films on date nights. But, they aren’t what he’d […]

Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road

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As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids […]

My Husband – He’s Mighty Fine

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Me and FishPapa and the girls, December 2009 Last Thursday marked fifteen years since the day my husband proposed to me. It’s amazing that so much time has gone by. We’ve been through many ups and downs in the past 1 1/2 decades. But, I am so thankful and pleased to say that I love […]

Reclaim the Romance! The (At-Home) Date Night

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Date Night. Those words have quite a ring to them. But, for parents, sometimes a romantic evening out can seem more like a distant fairy tale. Maybe the budget doesn’t really allow room for a carriage ride and an elegant dinner out. Perhaps fairy godmothers, I mean, babysitters are hard to come by or too […]

Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

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On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]