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Be inspired by the new book, One Mom Can Change The World.

I had the profound honor to read a book written by two women I really admire, Amy Lanham and Claudia Mitchell.  These women were introduced to me at my weekly mom's group, these wise brilliant women with their abounding grace.  What role models!  When Amy mentioned she was writing, I knew it would be amazing.  Claudia already has a book, and while I haven't read it, everything she touches becomes gold.  Words pour out of Claudia like something from a…

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Building The Village

Last night during bible study, we got into a discussion about our villages.  How blessed we feel to have met one another and formed a village there and at our local mom's group.  How lucky we are for the village members whom we picked up off the street, and just in general how happy we are for women who make us better.  I love my husband, he is my authentic best friend.  He's the person who has seen me at my…

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Bringing the Mess of Motherhood to the Mainstream with FX’s Better Things!

My people.  Are you ready for a show that depicts motherhood for the emotionally and physically draining (but incredibly amazing/rewarding/fun experience.) it actually is?  Well, it is finally here.  Better Things is the new show by Louis CK and Pamela Adlon about motherhood and the authentic struggles and abounding joy that comes along with it. Sam (the main character) is honestly all of us.  She is tired, but she would do anything for three daughters.  She feels unappreciated, she wishes…

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When the sun is setting on a season…

This has been an exciting week!  Opportunities for my family and wonderful opportunities for my friends and their families are surfacing.  Several of my friends moved away over the summer and several are preparing to move within the year.  It is such an exciting and nerve-wrecking time.  The community we've built here, is evolving.  Life is happening.  The sun is setting on our time here, the memories we've made, and soon we will only social media and annual reunions to keep us in…

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Preschool Activities!

I'm talking about things to do with your preschool age kids to keep them busy.  I like to keep my kids busy so they don't argue all day.  I like to leave a lot of their open for playing, but I try to keep more structured activities on deck, too. I try to have something ready for them in the mornings or else they'll just whine and cry to watch television.  The activity above is a crowd favorite.  Just craft…

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Sawyer’s Little Bedroom!

Soy Bean has a strangely small bedroom.  Or Liam has a huge bedroom... I'm still trying to figure that part out.  I love this little bedroom though.  It is the bedroom I've snuggled both of my sweet boys in, I guess it is my family's nursery.  It is pretty bare these days since Sawyer has been in a toddler bed since he was about fourteen months old.  His bed was a hand me down pottery barn bed from his Godmother. …

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Liam’s dinosaur bedroom!

One homemaking revolution I've experienced this past year is a desire to create a beautiful home, even if we are simply renting.  It is strange to believe we are moving in less than ten months, but that doesn't mean I can't love my home during that time.  This leaves me with some interesting home design diameters.  I don't want to paint, everything needs to be affordable(or free or cheap.), and everything should be portable.  Easily transported to our new home! When…

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To my van driving friends, I’m sorry I doubted you.

You guys may have noticed yesterday that I had a flat tire.  So, naturally that landed me at the car dealership for service between lunch and naptime. Not for the faint of the heart, to be honest. I fed them a fast food lunch there in the customer waiting area, we watched a Paw Patrol, things were going smoothly so I said go ahead and change my oil too!  YOLO, right?  Let me back up here and tell you I've been…

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National Teddy Bear & A Deal Alert!

So, I had no clue that National Teddy Bear day was a thing.  However, I saw Build a Bear is having a 5.00 bear sale and will donate a bear to Toys for Tots (and other children's charities!) for each bear they sale.  I called my local store to get as many details as I could.  It is the bears that normally cost 12.00 each-- will be two for 10.00. (5.00 each.) They usually have two options, but for this event they'll have two…

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How to host a simple football party with Sam’s Club Cafe Pizza and Coca-Cola Bundle!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone.#FamilyPizzaCombo #CollectiveBias We love football around here!  I mean, I'm Southern it is basically religious!  We like to do it big with game watch parties and delicious food, delicately prepared every Saturday.  Except this weekend.. you know a week after my son had his tonsils taken out?  We had to throw together a slightly more casual football watch party than we usually do,…