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Faith

How to Measure Progress in Tough Situations

Here's how to measure progress in tough situations. My friend Jen gave me awesome advice about how to measure progress in these tough situations where we are working on making changes. Don’t look at day to day progress, where it seems so slow, but look back over weeks...

He Goes to the Park

We are shocked when one of the first things our attachment therapist does is have us give our son more freedom, but he teaches us how to do it the right way. Aaron wants us to give our son some more freedom within a tight structure. Our son is being granted the...

When You Are Humbled

We are being challenged to make parenting paradigm shifts. Aaron, our attachment therapist doing intensive work with our son, has been working with our family for awhile now. Great courage is required when you allow someone to come into your home, watch you parent,...

Family

Moving: One Year Later

It's been one year since we moved from Colorado to New York. Where has life taken us and how are we adjusting? Here is how we are doing one year later after moving across the country. What Has Changed One year ago, 5 of us were living in a 650 square foot apartment...

When the Money Just Is Not There

My husband and I had been avoiding this discussion for days, but the time had come. We both dreaded it. We had to talk about The Budget. We have a great marriage and work together as a team on most issues. Except for a difficult year we experienced, for the most part...

The Most Important Way to Help a Child with Special Needs to Succeed

Do you parent or teach a child with special needs? When you consider your child's progress, do you want to see improvement in behavior, daily living skills, or academics? There is one critical factor that is the most important way to help a child with special needs...

Fitness

Top 25 Pink Athletic Shoes for Women

Pink athletic shoes are way cool. When I first started exercising on a regular basis, it was a surprise for me to recognize the cost involved in a good pair of workout shoes. Now that I've been working out on a regular basis, I understand the importance in investing...

25 Water Bottles for Women on the GO!

Most of us know we need to drink more water, but it's easy to forget during a busy day of rushing around with work, home, and family activities. Here are 25 water bottles for women on the go. If you've been working out and eating right, consider buying yourself a fun,...

3 Healthy Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin

Did you know canned pumpkin is healthy and good for you? We often think of pumpkin as only being used with loads of extra sugar and fat in pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, or the flavoring in a latte, but that's not giving pumpkin the chance it deserves to be part of a...

Another 5 Memorable Movie Wedding Dresses

Two weeks ago, I published a blog highlighting ten memorable movie wedding dresses. You may remember that my niece Mariah recently got engaged and said YES TO THE DRESS so I wanted to do a blog in her honor. Well, it was made very clear to me by some of our readers...

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Bible Journaling Supply List for Beginners

Bible Journaling Supply List for Beginners

Bible journaling is creative artwork in your Bible or a companion notebook. As I've been writing and sharing about Bible journaling over the last months, one of the biggest requests I've received is a Bible journaling supply list for beginners. No two people who Bible...

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Printable Chore Lists for All Ages

Summer is here and in our house that means a new routine. We enjoy a bit more downtime and relaxation during the summer, but we've also found it's important to give our children structure and consistency. Daily chores are part of our routine no matter our kids ages....

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3 Ways to Rise Up When Critics Tear You Down

3 Ways to Rise Up When Critics Tear You Down

One Sunday morning, as I busily ushered my young 5 children into church for morning worship and Sunday School, a church member held open the door for me. At the time we were parenting our own 3 children, a toddler we had recently adopted who had intense special needs,...

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10 Memorable Movie Wedding Dresses

My niece Mariah said YES TO THE DRESS last weekend, so in honor of her momentous occasion, today's blog features ten memorable movie wedding dresses. Obviously there have been countless matrimonial celebrations in countless motion pictures, and probably everyone and...

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