Laugh it up: It’s not too soon! the everyday mom the special needs mom

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“Is it too soon to laugh?”

I was carrying a very wet Joey. Not because he had gone swimming. Not because I had just given him a bath. No, Joey was wet because I had just pulled him away from the toilet, where he was elbow deep in splishy-splashy fun. He was having a blast. I...

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Climbing out of the Pit finding hope loving jesus

I am hesitant to hit “post” on this. When I launched this new site, I determined that I did not want it to be… self-indulgent. I desire to inspire and encourage you, not simply relive my own experiences for your entertainment or my own catharsis. However, I do feel like I...

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The schedule that saved our summer activites imom schedule summer the everyday mom

We love summer vacation! The possibilities are endless, and our bucket lists are full. Unfortunately, operating without a summer schedule often leads to either overcommitting ourselves or spending so much time relaxing that we miss out on great opportunities and adventures.

Last summer, I...

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HOPE when today is just too much depression finding hope loving jesus

Tell me if this sounds familiar… You can’t even deal with the alarm clock this morning, and you hit the snooze one time too many. Now you’re too far behind to get a shower, so you throw on sweatpants and get the kids ready for the day. This morning, their breakfast requests,...

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Are you at MAXIMUM CAPACITY? capacity hope purpose the everyday woman

What is your comfort food?

Over the weekend my entire family came down with a stomach bug. My entire family. All five of us. What a vision: four of us sprawled out on various couches and chairs, covered in blankets, watching 1990s family movies, offering each other millions of...

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The Anchor of HOPE finding hope loving jesus

It’s almost time to pick the kids up, and I haven’t finished cleaning up the basement. I have failed again.

I can’t believe I forgot to pack their lunches last night. I have failed again.

Wow, she is doing such incredible work for the Lord, and I barely manage to find time to...

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When your day is out of focus devotional focus loving jesus

I wrote this piece almost nine years ago. I pulled it up with the intent of refreshing and updating it, but I couldn’t bring myself to touch it. The message hit home for me just as it is, and I hope it does for you too.

 

And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came...

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Mom-isms for a new generation the everyday mom

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What did your mom say when you were a kid? You know, the things she said a lot. In my house, it was “How on earth does your room get THAT messy?” OK, that’s not exactly the kind of thing I mean.

Some might call them “mom-isms.” Tell me if any of these...

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“What’s wrong with that boy?” Now on The Today Show blog! disabilities disability awareness down syndrome special needs parenting today show

Friends, if you have been around for a while, you may have already seen this article, but I have BIG NEWS! I got an e-mail yesterday that this post is now being featured on The Today Show’s parenting blog!!! So may I humbly ask you for a favor? Please click on the link below, which will...

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Err on the side of kindness loving jesus

I love to help people—watching kids for a neighbor, taking a meal to a family, grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend going through a hard time. Helping someone in need is great. I love it. Well, sort of. I mean… The truth is… I love to help people who appreciate my help.

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