Celebrate Marriage during National Marriage Week


Marriage

Did you know that this week is National Marriage Week? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. Marriage is beautiful and should always be celebrated but this week is especially dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and strengthening marriages. To start us off, here’s a great quote by Pope Francis about marriage. Let’s all be rebels and love our spouses! […]

February 10, 2014

Dad is Fat {a Book Review}


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My eldest brother gave me the gift of laughter for my birthday this year when he sent me Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat book.  I immensely enjoyed reading this. It was as enjoyable as eating a delicious sugar-filled delicacy, each chapter like a new cream-filled pastry to inhale leaving me only craving more. Why am I comparing […]

October 6, 2013

Who am I?? {The Mother Identity Crisis}


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Every time I have a baby, I feel like I go through a sort of identity crisis. And the funny thing is, as I reflect back on the years and times after each of our 4 kids, it seems I follow a circular pattern with these crises. Yet, when I’m in it, it feels completely new […]

September 25, 2013

A “Good” Day


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After reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s post, The mental neat freak, I thought a little about what a good day would be like for me and our family.  At first, this is what I thought of:  Quiet time to myself in the morning before everyone else wakes up, time for exercise, maybe a trip to the store […]

September 16, 2013

Thankful Thursday August 8


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“A grateful heart silences a complaining voice.” – Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber This week, I’m thankful for all these things that bring me so much JOY and silence my complaints: Rain, rain, rain! No flooding in our house. {Though I’m praying for those who are dealing with this.} Lots of rain = a luscious garden! […]

August 8, 2013