Personal Growth

We Have A Choice

Many things happen that we cannot choose. But we can decide how to react to our current situation, whatever it may be. We can choose to have a good attitude. We can choose to speak kindly. We can choose to give others the benefit of the doubt. We can choose to cast all our cares upon the One who cares for us. Choices are a luxury we often don't have.…
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When Crafts Aren’t Your Thing

I started to title this "I hate crafts" but remembered the importance of words and thought better of it (especially since my daughter is suddenly declaring she "loves" all sorts of things).  I have never been a huge fan of crafts.  I distinctly remember complaining to my mom about craft time during summer day camp in elementary school.  I didn't understand why we had to glue things when we could…
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Parenting

For the Days You Get Nothing Done

A couple years ago, just about the time my daughter started to crawl, a close friend asked me over the phone how I was doing.  My reply was full of complaints about how crazy the day had been and how I'd gotten nothing done. She graciously listened and gently said, "You fed your daughter today, right? Multiple times even?  I bet you nursed her several times and attempted solids at…
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A Story on Transitioning to Motherhood

For some of us, transitions come fairly easily.  For others of us, transitions are painfully hard.  And for many of us, the kind of transition we're making determines the difficulty of the transition. For me the difficulty depends on the transition.  I know many friends who had a very difficult time transitioning away from their hometown for the first time.  Whether going to college, moving for a new job or…
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Because it has to be done…

                             While I am not a huge fan of doing laundry, I am a relatively huge fan of having clean clothes.  I say relatively because some weeks having clean clothes is overrated.  Here are a few tips I use to make laundry less daunting and less expensive. 1. Do what works for you I give several other…
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