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September 3, 2019

It's officially here. The new school year. Whether your kids have been back in school for over 3 weeks now, like ours, or you're just getting started, the beginning of a new school year (much like the beginning of a new calendar year) is always a great time to think and pray through goals, plans, and objectives for your family's life for the next 9 months.

One area that my husband and I have been considering, really since the b...

October 19, 2018

Hello ladies and happy Friday! Welcome to my first addition of "Friday Favorites!" Every so often I'll be putting out a new addition of Friday Favorites. It may be anything from books, meals, podcasts, articles, etc.  But first up, we'll be tackling Parenting Resources. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of everything my husband and I have used in our nearly 12 years of parenting, but each one has proven exceptionally us...

August 22, 2018

“Do you want me to walk you all the way in?”

As soon as I said it, I knew I had just put myself between a rock and a hard-place.

It was the first day of school. Mike had dropped off Sofia and me so we could walk the remaining distance up to the main entrance of…Middle School. How did we get here? Hadn't I just dropped her off at her first day of Kindergarten a few weeks ago? 

We had been hastily walking up to the entrance bu...

August 17, 2017

Backpacks and schedules and supply lists, oh my! If your home is anything like mine, it's full of the hustle and bustle of the week before school. As we try to cling to our last few moments of summer, there's a bittersweetness to this week: we know that the fun nights, late mornings, jammy days, traveling adventures, sun-kissed faces and sandy toes will soon be the things of another season gone by. And then there's that pesky...

October 15, 2014

**This post was originally written in 2014 on my old blog.**

Writing is hard to get to these days.  Wife.  Mom.  Full time church employee.  Full time student.  Friend.  Life is busy and writing, at this point, is pretty near the bottom of the priority list.  However, on a day like today I decided to pause and reflect on a very personal and emotional journey that God took us on just over a year ago....

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