Giveaway: Win a BIG Box of Books

October 13, 2014

With fall officially upon us, I thought it would be fun to send someone a box of good books to enjoy! These are all duplicate books (affiliate links) that Matthew and/or I have been sent, and I am delighted to bless one of you with them. (Some of these books are “ARCs” or advance reading […]

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Wow and Other Unwanted Pregnancy Comments

October 9, 2014

Me with 2 pregnant friends & colleagues who just had their babies last month Last week, I cried almost every day because of comments made about my pregnant belly. Because I’m petite (5’0″) and this is my third pregnancy, I popped even earlier than with my other two children. At nearly 27 weeks, my belly […]

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Star Wars Party with Jedi Training Academy

October 8, 2014

For Elias’s 6th birthday, we threw him a Star Wars party to celebrate. Despite it raining that morning (and us having to move the party back a few hours) and the yard being too wet for an obstacle course, we were able to modify plans and the kids had an absolute blast. Below are all […]

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Stop, Drop and Roll: Fire Safety for Families

October 6, 2014

About two months ago, Adeline came home from school and emphatically told me, “if you are on fire, you STOP, DROP and ROOOLLLL.” At just three, Adeline often amazes me with how much she retains, but this lesson was an especially important one. That lesson at school gave us the opportunity to talk more about […]

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Our Night at ‘Disney on Ice presents Frozen’

October 2, 2014

It’s rare that we do activities during the week, but last night we planned a big surprise for the kids – tickets to Disney on Ice presents Frozen! We were so grateful to be given complimentary tickets to the show and let me tell you, it was an evening to remember. We were joined by […]

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Little Girl’s Hello Kitty Party: Adeline’s 3rd Birthday

September 30, 2014

This summer, for Adeline’s third birthday, we had a Hello Kitty birthday party. My mom, sister and dear friend Chris from high school were all in town, so we had lots of help for the day. This was especially great because I was so sick during my first trimester. If you have a little girl […]

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Bloom Fall Book Club Announcement

September 29, 2014

Fall is here and along with pumpkin spice everything is our latest Bloom book selection. For those of you who are new around here, Bloom is an online book club that my friend Angie and I started about 5 years ago as a way for women around the globe to read inspiring Christian books. We […]

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Pausing to Say Hello: The Benefits of Card Writing

September 26, 2014

As I shared in my update earlier this week, life has been incredibly wild for us the past few weeks. W-I-L-D. Because of that, I have had to really fight for fringe hours for myself. This past weekend I finally started reading Gone Girl (so good!) and last night I sat down to write a […]

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Giveaway: Autographed For Such a Time as This Book {3 Winners}

September 25, 2014

It is such a delight to share my friend Angie’s latest project, For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls. This a book that every home with girls should have in it – and frankly, boys will love the stories and illustrations too. (Read on to win an […]

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A Quick Life Update: Pregnancy, Secret Projects, Conferences and More

September 23, 2014

Fall is here and I can already tell it is going to FLY by! Here’s a brief recap of our crazy life these past two weeks. Pregnancy: This week marks 24 weeks in my pregnancy. Baby boy is BUSY in my belly. I am feeling lots of kicks and movement every day. Matthew felt him […]

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