Help! She’s Got a Baby Bump….But What About a Baby Budget?

 | August 17, 2017 | Posted by:

Congratulations, you’re pregnant!

As a father of two girls (both of which started as cute little baby bumps, by the way) I remember each time when my blushing wife told me, “We’re pregnant!” I experienced wave upon wave of emotion. I fumbled both times with the typical male response, “WE’RE WHAT??” (I was trying my usual stall tactic, which is to answer a statement with a question to buy more time to process information)

However, my wife was quite familiar with this so she quickly responded at a higher decibel level of sound, “We Are Pregnant!!”

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Hanging in There; When Friendships Hurt

 | May 31, 2017 | Posted by:

We’ve all had those relationships that are just….difficult. Sometimes words are spoken that are hard to hear. Sometimes miscommunication happens and it’s hard to sort through it all.

Living in community with people means that it’s going to be messy.

Words hurt. Actions offend. Habits are hard to break.

Loving people is hard.

Loving people as you walk through offenses is even harder.

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When Motherhood is Disappointing

 | May 14, 2017 | Posted by:

Are you a single mom? Are you trying to hold together a blended family? Maybe you’ve got empty arms because you’ve had miscarriages, infant loss, or you don’t have a good relationship with your children.

Maybe you’re in a season with maximum output and minimal rest.

There is hope and grace for you.

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Quick, Healthy, EASY, Yummy; Our Favorite Ways to Describe Dinner

 | May 9, 2017 | Posted by:

Welcome Spring! It’s a great time of year to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family because there’s so much to choose from in the produce section at the grocery store. Delicious vegetables and fruits with all kinds of colors and textures make for dinner plates full of variety.

Here are some ideas for easy and healthy dinners this spring and summer.

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Living Intentionally in the Hard Seasons

 | April 20, 2017 | Posted by:

In our last article we talked about living intentionally in the busyness of life. (You can find that here) And while it’s always beneficial to evaluate what takes up room in your heart and drains energy and focus, sometimes you can’t help the distractions in your life. Maybe you’re a mom of small children. You can’t put them on hold while you go be intentional somewhere else. Maybe you have a demanding job and don’t have the option to make a change. There are many reasons why life can be taxing that don’t have anything to do with extra fluff.

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The Art of Living Intentionally

 | April 11, 2017 | Posted by:

Have you ever tried to get your child’s attention when you need him to hear you?

You’re crying, “Look at my eyes! Look at my eyes!” (as he looks everywhere but into your eyes)

When their eyes are not focused on ours, their attention is elsewhere. They don’t hear our instruction. They miss the importance of what we’re trying to say.

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