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Embrace Valentine

I’m one of those people. I decorate my mantle. I hand make the cards. I serve dinner on the nice plates. I buy gifts. I celebrate love. With all the pressure of Pinterest perfection we have pulled away from celebrating. Valentine’s Day has been one of those that has been cast aside. It’s not a […]

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Keeping Perspective in the Darkness

Another bombing. Another hateful attack on American soil. Another school shooting. Another American soldier treated unfairly. Another hate crime against an innocent party. Another unfair remark from people we’re supposed to respect. Every time I turn on the TV, look at social media, or listen to the radio, someone somewhere is in the middle of a […]

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Did I Love You Enough Today?

There’s no worse feeling than the feeling that you’re not good enough. As your mom, I feel that way sometimes … In my career. As a wife. As your mother. Because there’s only one of me, you know. I get pulled in so many directions. I’m not saying that to sound like a martyr, either. […]

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Fruits of the Spirit

Teaching the Fruits of the Spirit

I have had grand plans for quite a while now to teach my preschooler about the fruits of the Spirit. I was going to do hours of blog-reading and website-scouring to find the best resources and activities for each attribute listed in Galatians 5:22-23. I was going to correlate songs and Veggie Tales episodes. I […]

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KC in Love

How Will You Spread the Love, KC?

Whether you adore or abhor Valentine’s Day, there’s no question that America needs a day devoted to love now more than ever. Polarizing politics have created negativity and hate, and Valentine’s Day is a day to put that aside and show the love. It’s the perfect time to get the kids involved in acts of kindness, […]

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Talking to Kids About Private Parts

Wee-wee, bottom, heinie, chest, squatty, cooter, vajayjay, twat, kitty, peach, lady-parts, lady bits, wiener, nuts, balls, pointy-thing, ding dong, down there. These are just a few of the creative, nicer  words used to describe genitalia by both children and adults alike. When I asked my Facebook friends to share stories of their experiences with talking to kids about […]

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I Hate My Husband

There’s something off-putting about that title, huh? If I said, “I love my husband,” but said it with a certain vocal tone filled with irony and distain, you would wonder whether I really meant it. You’d wonder whether we’d had a fight the moment before, if he’d forgotten something important, or if I was baiting […]

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Really? You want to do WHAT?

From the time my high-spirited daughter was one year old, she was very clear in letting me know what she was passionate about – even from the back seat of our family van. She always had an eye peeled as we traveled and she knew what she was looking for; if she found one, our […]

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a love letter

Dear Husband, I know that our daily conversations are no longer spent discussing politics or dreaming about the future but instead seem to primarily consist of to-do lists, meal planning, errand running and the occasional nagging.   I know there are days when I am being mangled by one boy “cuddling” my face all day […]

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What My Mom Taught Me About Valentine’s Day

Holidays are  special to me. I love the way they break up the day-to-day norm and allow us to focus on something specific, different, and fun. My husband and I couldn’t be more different in this area; I like to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday but have a hard time getting him excited about his own […]

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