When my daughter asked about her brother’s Down syndrome diagnosis – Posting at The Mighty down syndrome sibling love special needs parenting the mighty

“Mommy, can I ask you a question?” I could tell this was not going to be a simple yes or no question. I was packing her lunch, feeding her breakfast, and giving the baby a bottle. It wasn’t a great time for a heart-to-heart but I saw the thoughtful look in her eye and knew I...

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The TRUE me, part 5: You’ve got this! created to be deep thoughts goals identity inspiration loving jesus resolutions true me wisdom

This is part 5 of The TRUE me: A new approach to goal settingWhile each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a complete picture!

It was a beautiful winter morning when I sat down to write my mission statement. Jon and I had plans the night...

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The TRUE me, part 4: Becoming an Encourager loving jesus relationships resolutions true me wisdom

This is part 4 of The TRUE me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a more complete picture!

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The look on Grace’s face after her basketball game was priceless. “Guess what! Mrs. Durbak...

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Staying sane when Cabin Fever sets in – an iMom post cabin fever family time fun ideas imom

Let me set the stage for you: it’s 9 AM on a cold February morning. The high temperature for the day is SIX degrees—far too cold to take my preschooler, toddler, and infant out for a romp in the snow. Roads are all but impassable. PBS Kids has lost its appeal, nap time is hours away,...

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The True Me, Part 3: Living with intention deep thoughts intentional loving jesus resolutions true me

This is part three of a series called The True Me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out parts 1 and 2 for a more complete picture!

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Intentional, not busy

A few years ago, I was chatting with a woman I greatly admire who had just...

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Choosing Our Hard: Sharing at The Glorious Table hard loving jesus the glorious table

“I just feel like my life is so…normal,” I complained. “I need to grow, to be stretched.”

My best friend and I sat in my living room, her infant foster son in her lap. She was living out the gospel, loving—and eventually adopting—a child in need of a...

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The True Me, part 2: Becoming a Woman of the Word bible goals inspiration loving jesus resolutions true me woman of the word

Last week I introduced a new approach to goal-setting: Start by focusing on who you are/want to be rather than what you want to accomplish. I encouraged you to brainstorm your own list of priorities, but I also shared mine with you. Here’s a quick recap in case you...

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The True Me, part 1: A new approach to goal setting goals inspiration loving jesus resolutions true me

I used to love the idea of New Year’s resolutions. (We’re talking about so much more than New Year’s resolutions here, so stay with me.) The possibilities were endless! A new year, a blank slate! I can do whatever I want—I just need to resolve to do it!...

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How setting a timer saved my life – an iMOM post focus housekeeping imom the everyday mom tips

In theory—you know, before I actually had kids—I was an amazing mom. I would play dress-up and make crafts and always have patience for the messes and mistakes, and my house would always be clean because I would teach my sweet little ones to help me get our work done before we did...

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Big news! And some familiar words news purpose red tricycle

Friends! Last week I was contacted by an editor at redtri.com, a site whose mission is “to help every parent feel like a rock star by inspiring them to do fun things with their kids.” She had come across a piece I wrote a while back and loved it! She asked if I would...

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