Country living, Raising kids of faith

Summer Fun

This summer has been busy, busy, busy! I don’t know why I thought that things would slow down. Keeping four active girls occupied and happy is no small task. I have been trying to get everyone into a routine of doing different chores. My oldest is excited about learning how to cook. She is proud of her progress, and so…

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Easter, Raising kids of faith

Easter Promises

My six year old was afraid that Easter wouldn’t come this year. Last week she asked, “Mom, when are we going to get our Easter pictures taken at Miss Shannon’s?” “I’m going to hold Oreo the bunny!” Leave it to my sweet four year old to remember the name of the long-suffering rabbit that our photographer brings into the studio…

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God's Protection, Life as a SAHM, Raising kids of faith

Carry On, Mama

We are now a full week into semi-isolation. The upheaval, uncertainty, and upsets to our routine have affected my mental wellbeing more than I like to admit. I can’t change these challenging circumstances…so what can I do? Today I realized that I can do for myself exactly what I did for my stressed new kindergartener last fall. Shortly after my…

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Christmas, Raising kids of faith

Repeat these Words to Your Children…and Repeat, and Repeat

(Photo credit: My 5 year old) Shortly before I came down with the Thanksgiving bug (I’m much better now, whew!) I brought up all the holiday books from our lower level. That sounds like a straightforward, ten-minute task, doesn’t it? Naturally, it snowballed into a week-long, FEMA-level cleanup effort. Okay, sure, I never should have let our family room devolve…

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