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The Treadmill of Mothering Small Children

The afternoon felt like I was stuck in that movie Groundhog’s Day. At this point my 8 week old was starting to fall into some semblance of predictable routines. He woke for the day around the same time, stayed up for a while, cat napped the rest of the morning, and then usually took a…

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Baby J’s Birth Story

  I had a feeling this one would come early. I didn’t dare say it out loud for fear of jinxing myself. But part of me just knew (or maybe it was just really strong hope!) he would make an appearance soon. I really didn’t want to be induced again, so I was praying this little…

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How to Pray For Your Children’s Sibling Relationships

from guest poster, Julie. Sibling relationships are… unique. Some consider their siblings to be their best friends. Some have to work hard to tolerate theirs’. As parents, we want our kids to fall into the first category. We dream of how blissfully our kids will get along and the glorious laughter that will sprinkle their…

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Welcome Baby J!

He’s here! He’s here! 7lbs 14oz of perfection. Born 5/13/15 at 2:10am.   We’re in love. Can you tell? If you follow me on Instagram, I announced his name over there. I try to keep my kiddos names off the blog for their privacy, but I just couldn’t help sharing over there. I debated back…

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Using a Bad Day to Point Your Child to the Gospel

It was one of those nights. The ones where the clock ticking down to bedtime couldn’t possibly move any slower. It had been a rough day. K had been particularly… well.. three years old. We’d been struggling with disobedience, stubbornness, angry outbursts, mischievousness, and lack of self-control all. day. long. Typically on nights like this…

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Names of Jesus Advent Ornaments {Christ-Centered Christmas Series}

For the last post in this year’s Christ-Centered Christmas Series, I wanted to share one of our family’s favorite traditions. I hope you enjoy! Our First Christmas Tradition When I was researching Christmas traditions for my son’s first Christmas, one of the first things I came across was this post. I immediately fell in love…

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