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good reads, good days


June is moving way too fast I think…. My days are full, more than normal; still adjusting to new schedules and routines for our family.  Each week is better and we’re moving into a rhythm that feels right. As much as possible, I’m trying to soak up the beauty and freedom of summer days. Resisting the […]


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my thoughts and plans for June 2014

May was a whirlwind. Actually, May was a storm, a whirlwind and a blur. Since this space provides only a snapshot of life lived, and I couldn’t possibly share the entire picture of our month (and it’s not always wise to do such things)…suffice it to say I’m so very grateful for a God who […]

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Introducing the Christian Homemaking Community :: online encouragement for YOU!

christian homemaking community

There’s a SUPER giveaway below! (Ice Cream Maker bundle – worth $120+) : : As women, and as Christians, we are called to be in constant community with one another – learning, growing, serving: ”Older women likewise are to….train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, […]

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reflections on motherhood :: a letter to my teenage self

mother's day giveaway

{This week, a group of blogger friends and I bring you what we hope are encouraging posts to your mother’s heart.   Today, I share a post sitting in my draft folder for over 2 years, I think it’s time. A letter to my teenage self…} Dear Daniele, Oh my, you just celebrated 16! That […]

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looking towards Mother’s Day :: encouragement and giveaways

In this week… I’ve teamed up with some incredible writers to deliver encouragement, community, hope, vision and a reminder of the important work you do as Mom, as a woman tending to her home. We too are mothers, we are daughters.  We also care for home and family. We cook meals, wash laundry, care for […]

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my thoughts and plans for May 2014 (and tips on SMART goals)

smart goals

Regular readers probably know I’m a planner. I thrive on organized lists, thinking ahead, and simplifying and streamlining the entire process so I don’t overwhelm myself with goals or a huge pile of to-dos at the last minute. Sometimes, I slip into that crazy pattern. But overall, keeping a healthy perspective provides balance — life doesn’t always […]

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