Respecting Your Husband: Making Him Feel Like #1

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{Disclaimer: This post contains an Amazon affiliate link.} This is the final post in a four-part series about Respecting Your Husband. We also talked about admiration, acceptance and appreciation. While it's true that most ladies want to feel special and loved, most men have an innate need to … [Read More...]

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Little Black Dress: Wedding Style

last weekend i attended a gorgeous wedding in Columbus, Ohio. the week that led up to the wedding had me in a near panic attack thinking about what to wear. i tried to reason with myself over this "black dress faux pas" that black could not be worn to a wedding; especially to a wedding where i knew … [Read More...]

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When It’s All a Big Mess

I had a great idea to give you all a tour of my Mom Cave this month. But God had other ideas. It's not fit for a tour. It's crowded and chaotic and messy right now -- a perfect reflection of my heart and mind. These last weeks of school have left me drained and wounded and utterly overwhelmed … [Read More...]

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20 Creative Ways for Mom to Unwind

Is it summer yet in your side of the world? Here in South India, we're nearing the end of summer and it's been a long, hot one! When summer rolls around we make plans to keep our kids occupied outdoors, go on family vacations and just slow life down a bit. But life hardly slows down for us mothers, … [Read More...]

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Gold Dipped Feather Earrings

So often I find that I can start believing the lies that the world tells me about myself.  I'm not enough, don't do enough, can't be enough.  It's in those times that I am reminded to seek refuge in God's word, soaking myself with His truths and trusting in His promises. He will cover you with his … [Read More...]

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We Won’t Let Them Take Control

I am a mom of three daughters. Yes, all girls. Yes, potentially three weddings to pay for one day, as many dudes are quick to point out. (Ahem...maybe we'll just stress the cool concept of eloping!) I'm raising girls, who are "easy" as young kids but unbearable as teens. My husband is not looking … [Read More...]

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Desperate for Your Struggling Marriage

My answering machine had two messages as I walked in.  Five boys were so loud with hungry lunch requests that I could barely hear the messages play back.  Through the noise, I heard the voice a woman.  I missed her name, but began to catch snippets as I pulled out lunch meat and juice boxes to calm … [Read More...]

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a DIY party – & you’re the Host!

i love hosting parties. lots of them... i'll come up with a reason just to get a group of friends together for some memory creating, hours of laughing & a chance to make sweet little gift bags to go home with each guest. i'm a passionate DIY'er and i love to come up with a theme, a style, and … [Read More...]

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My Favorite Neutral Nail Colors for Spring

Hi friends! Is it spring where you are? It's supposed to be where I am, but it snowed not far from my house today, so I'm about ready to throw things. I had to turn the heat on this morning! I can't even... Aimee's post last week about spring fashion must-haves got me thinking. I am a big fan … [Read More...]

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5 Tips to Help Siblings Bond

This past Mother's Day, I did something very intentional.  I signed my children and I up for a 5K walk in support of my oldest child's hospital.  One of my ways of relieving stress is taking part in 5K walks/run.  It's my "me" time, but on this day I invited my children into my world.  Then, I went … [Read More...]

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Watermelon Peach Coconut Breeze

    It's finally May and that means summer is just around the corner. One of my favorite aspects of this time of year is the variety of fruits available. Winter is impeccable for squash consumption, but it is about this time of year my heart (okay more so stomach) yearns for … [Read More...]