Top 5 School Year Hacks

I’m not the most organized person, so when my kids were younger, I usually started out the school year with a bang but fizzled out as the year went on. Here are a few hacks that seemed like a good idea but needed revisions midway through the year.   Hack #1: Teach your kids how…
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The Right Way to Feed Your Child

Listen, mamas. I know how it is.   It seems like every time you turn around, there’s more advice about how to feed your children. Puréed baby food, or baby led weaning? Organic veggies cut in animal shapes, or the goldfish crackers they found under the seat of the van?   With so much conflicting…
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Overwhelming Advice and Picnic Buffets

When I was a new mom 22 years ago, my only internet options were dial up. And if you don’t know what dial up is, you are very, very lucky. Had I gone to the internet for parenting advice back then, my baby would’ve aged a full year before one of the websites had loaded!…
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Back To School

Something amazing happened recently. A life-changing something that means I can sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and drink THE ENTIRE CUP without reheating, spilling, or accidentally peeing on myself because someone jumped on my bladder.   I’m talking, of course, about THE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! In person! It’s amazing.…
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Traveling Well with Kids

I think we all can agree that we have taken traveling for granted, especially since this past year going anywhere has been hard. Now, I find myself encouraged as things begin to open up again, and I long to see and explore the world God has gifted us with.   Between 2008 – 2015, my…
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Connecting Through Laughter

There are a lot of words I could use to describe this past year. And many of those words are not “helpful for building others up” (Eph 4:29), so I won’t share them here. But one word that I think can describe the last 12 months for most of us is “exhausting.” I’d also like…
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PandEPIC Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you’re like me, Valentines Day celebrations have gotten a little bland since having kids. There’s nothing wrong with going to dinner. I happen to love food! But over time, my husband and I have gotten boring and predictable. Now this year, we’re forced to be more creative. Whether you are staying in because of…
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Mamas, build your altar

As a birth doula, I’ve seen every kind of birth imaginable. Breech births, twin births, c-section births, and natural births. I learn something new every time, but one thing remains the same: a mother’s love. It doesn’t matter how long it took that baby to get out, once a mama holds her baby for the…
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Pandemic Resources | Fear Not – We’ve Got Ideas

There is no way around it. Right now we are (STILL) in the midst of a global pandemic that can often leave us overwhelmed by the uncertain path our lives have taken. In an age with almost too much information available to us, it is easy for anxiety, fear, panic and grief to overwhelm our…
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Preparing your Heart to Fast

“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments” (Joel 2: 12-13, RSV).   Recently, I felt God calling me to a fast. There are so many benefits to fasting, from spiritual to physical, that I find…
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