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Life with TWO Babies??

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┬áLife with two babies is hard. But, it’s not a death sentence. It’s good, I promise. FishBoys, 2002, the youngest two were 19 months apart A reader asked recently, I have a one year old and am expecting #2 in August. They will be 19 months apart. Any advice for juggling 2 babies so close […]

Managing Motherhood and Pregnancy

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It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago I took this photo of the FishChick. Then, I was in the throes on pregnancy nausea 24/7. Hmmm….good times. I don’t think my house was too clean in those early months. My “life as MOM” was limited to supplying food and clean underwear. Thankfully, those days […]

12 LOVE-ly Things I Thank God For

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As busy and as hectic and as whiny my days have become lately, the richness of my life gives me pause to simply thank God for His goodness to me. Here are a few of the blessings I’m counting these days. Just loving it! 1. Free babysitting from my kid brother.2. The new Shark that […]

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 […]

TGIF: Let Daddy Do It

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One of my children’s greatest entertainments is time spent with their dad. They have all sorts of traditions and rituals, like FBA Meetings, Monkey Treats and the Choosing Game. Of the two of us, my husband is more adventurous. It’s a good balance for my kids to have calm, stay-at-home-ishness with me and climb-every-mountain-ness with […]

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, […]

Finding a Wardrobe that Works

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I have never pretended to be a fashionista. Back in high school, I had many things: good grades, lots of younger siblings, and a clunker of a 1979 Ford Thunderbird to drive. Neither natural fashion sense nor a sense of rhythm were things that I possessed. I am sure that is why I didn’t make […]

Thankful for For Where I’m At

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OK, I’ll try not to rub it in too much. But we spent yesterday at the seaside! We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here in San Diego so the temps were in the 70s; the skies were a clear blue; and I was “overdressed” in jeans and a tshirt. Oh my! Toto, I don’t think […]