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Time for Mom: A Night Out With the Girls

There’s just something about “chick things” that guys and children can’t always comprehend. Take, for instance, the 6-hr A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. This past winter, as if 24-7 morning sickness wasn’t enough, I got the wicked, nasty flu twice. It was terrible. At one point I thought I would die — and I […]

FishChick: True to Her Name

I don’t know what she was thinking when she grabbed my rubber gloves off the kitchen counter. But, I thought this was pretty ingenius. Doesn’t she look like a sweet little chick?

Boys Will Be Boys

Over the years as God kept adding boy after boy after boy after boy to my brood, I came to identify with the rough and tumble nature of our home. I was a prissy girl, so I had a lot to learn. But, I found that God early on blessed me with an appreciation for […]

Time for Mom: Don’t Worry

Worry is like a rocking chair:It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. — Erma Bombeck Last night was a rough one. Lots of hard and persistent contractions that caused me a fair degree of alarm. I have a history of precipitous births, which means that labor can progress a little […]

Jaws of Life Rescue Pregnant Mother of Five

Thankfully, that is the headline that wasn’t. Last weekend our family headed to a local petting zoo with my dad, Grampa Jack. The park is a living history center depicting pioneer life in Kansas. It’s a very cute locale with reproduction buildings and lots of playthings for the kids, like these tractor bikes. There are […]

Time for Mom: Primp!

It’s no cliche. Somedays, it’s all I can do to get a shower and throw clean clothes on. Often, I have to hit the ground running and there isn’t a whole lot of time for, whatdotheycallit? Self-care? Make-up? Stylish clothes? Some seasons it happens. Sometimes it don’t. Are you in the same boat? I’m not […]

Book It! The Hidden Art of Homemaking

One of my favorite books of all time is Edith Schaeffer’s The Hidden Art of Homemaking. It is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to add beauty to his or her life. There are chapters addressing many areas of life that welcome creative expression: music, painting, writing, interior decorating, flower arrangements, clothing, and my favorites: […]

Book It! Houseworks

I found a great, all-purpose, get-your-act, or at least your house, together, kind of book. It’s called, Houseworks: Cut the Clutter, Speed the Cleaning, and Calm the Chaos by Cynthia Townley Ewer. Talk about a great find! Mrs. Ewer is affectionately known as CEO on the website, Organized Home. It stands for Cynthia Ewer, Organized. […]