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How Can I Help? – Supporting a Family in Crisis

My sweet little one was hospitalized the day after Thanksgiving this year. What started out as strep turned into something deadly. She was immediately placed in the PICU and stayed in the hospital for seventeen days. She is recovering at home now, and is getting stronger every day. Our dramatic and unexpected experience has shown […]

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And So You Grow…

It’s Been One Year Already? I visited my mom’s grave a few days ago. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since her death. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do, or think, when I got there because I hadn’t really planned it out that far. But I figured it was […]

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Gifts That Take Up No Space

My family doesn’t need any gifts of things take up more space. Does yours? We don’t need more marbles or marble runs (the things that my son plays with constantly). We don’t need more games. I don’t need more kitchen stuff. My husband probably doesn’t need more CDs. I often try to think of gifts […]

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What I’m Thankful for Right Now

I love the attitude of gratitude that November brings as the Thanksgiving holiday draws near. While I have started a gratitude journal in the past, I’ve never kept up with it beyond the first week. So, I enjoy taking time out this month to reflect upon all of the many things I am grateful for […]

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Why I Am Putting Myself First

I thought about starting a blog many times in the past, but I never got serious about it. It felt “too done” already.  After all, I find nearly all my recipes from other people (blogs), most of my creative ideas come from other people (thank you Pinterest), and most of what I have to say […]

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Well Crap, She’s a Tween

  You know how we hear all the time when our kids are little that it’s going to be okay? Did you mess up and yell at them? Have a hard day? Literally accidentally step on their foot or cut off the tip of their finger in a door slamming incident? (That’s a story for […]

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Food Is Our Love Language

Years ago I spent the day canning homemade applesauce. After a full day of labor, my then four year old took one taste of it and shuddered. With a look of pure disgust on his face, he asked me what I had put in it. I rolled my eyes and simply responded, “love.” He looked […]

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