What's in a name? purpose

Welcome!

This is my new home. On the interweb. I’m so glad you’re here.

Can I tell you a little about me?

I’m Katy.

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I’m married to this handsome man, Jon.

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We have three amazing children.

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I’ll be talking more about them–the kids and the husband.

Our youngest,...

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How can moms help with teen emotions? emotions parenting teens the everyday mom

When my daughter was a preschooler, I remember joking about her future: “If she’s got a 13-year-old’s attitude now, how am I going to handle her when she’s actually a teenager?” Her emotions seemed bigger than she was, far too big for her tiny body. Surely she would...

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Top 10 reasons why life isn’t fair the special needs mom

So very much can change in five years, friends. Today I am hugely thankful for our life. Today I love every single chromosome in Joey’s body. Today I cannot imagine our life without Down’s. But that wasn’t always the case. When Joey was diagnosed, I was angry and confused...

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Making a decision with confidence: 5 key questions to ask in a transition deep thoughts friday five intentional perspective purpose

Life is a constant state of change, isn’t it? Sure, there are big phases—from childhood to adulthood, single to married, carefree to having children (How would you have phrased that one?). But even day-to-day, I struggle to find constancy in life. Even now that my kids are...

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A day in the life the special needs mom

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to take life a little less seriously. I came across some great “funnies” from when my bigs were not-so-bigs, and I just wanted to share them with you…

Mealtime funnies…
Matt: “Mommy, this cucumber tastes funny....

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What is it to you? loving jesus

What is that to you

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

Jesus answered, “If...

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Encouragement for moms: you’re doing great, I promise! encouragement motherhood parenting the everyday woman

I’ve gone through a few jobs in my life: babysitter, tutor, piano teacher, engineer, to name a few. Some I loved, others not so much, but I worked hard at each one with varying levels of success. Motherhood, though, is a unique experience, because it is the one “job” where we...

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The TRUE me, part 6: Tell your story boldness loving jesus purpose true me

This is the final installment of the series The TRUE me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a complete picture!

manifesto for setting goals

You have waited so patiently for the conclusion to this series, my friends. The past few...

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Kind of a Big Deal – Posting at The Glorious Table loving jesus the glorious table

Not long ago I had dinner with a woman I admire. We’re remarkably similar in many ways—age, personality, upbringing, and even our hopes and dreams. She, however, is realizing her goals in much bigger ways than I am. She has become a bit of a role model for me, and I relished the time...

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Have you showered today? – Posting at The Glorious Table loving jesus the glorious table

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13–14 NIV)

Last night I climbed into bed...

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