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honestly

Finding Gifts in My Story

Some women enter motherhood with a solid foundation,a clear plan for raising their families. Then there are those women who pull into the hospital labor room with a U-Haul full of emotional baggage that has to be sorted with the diapers and bottles. I’m a card-carrying member of the latter group. read more

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Keeping Kids Safe

How do I keep my preschoolers safe during activities this summer because they’re more likely to wander when we’re outside, and they also have more opportunities to talk to strangers? read more

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In Which I Am Learning to Live with the Ache

Our old baby crib is now sitting in pieces in the garage. . It’s in rough shape after nearly eight years and three big babies-to-toddlers in quick succession. There are a lot of sacred memories hidden in that dismantled old crib. The day we took it apart, I cried over that junky old crib. read more

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The Day We Renovated the Nursery and Book Giveaway

Today when we renovated the nursery, I saw it. He was standing in the doorway when I asked him if we could move the change table and the crib because we've been trying for a year now, honey, and we have two foster boys who could use this room, and that's when he looked away. read more

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The Upside-Down Marriage

Sometimes all is not as it initially seems. It's often that way with marriage. Here are a few expert questions to give indication about the health of a marriage. read more