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Archives for June 2012

The Best of Friends

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Sometimes when my kids are running around the house screaming or both wailing at the top of their lungs, I think "What on earth possessed me to have two children so close together in age??" I wonder what I was thinking, how I could be so … Continue Reading

Grad School Survival Tips for Families

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Last month we traveled back to Tennessee to see my husband graduate from Seminary. Four years ago, we left our jobs in Indiana to work on getting Masters degrees. It only took me one semester to figure out I would rather be working on a MOM degree … Continue Reading

First Week on Cinch

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It's been one week since I started using the Shaklee Cinch program to lose weight and inches! I don't plan on doing this every week because I have a feeling it would get a little repetitive, but I think people might like to hear how I'm doing! What … Continue Reading

From Here

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This is going to be a hard post to write. My heart is starting to beat a little bit faster even just typing it. I feel like I need to share a little bit about where I'm starting from and where I hope to go in my journey with Team … Continue Reading

The Inconvenient Napper

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I think I've discovered my oldest son's super power. He can't fly. He doesn't have x-ray vision and he can't lift enormously heavy things. No, no, my son's super power is none of those things. My son Miles, who turns 4 next month, is able to … Continue Reading

7 tips to help young children learn to sing

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I am not sure if I have revealed this on our blog yet or not, but I was a music major in college. I have loved singing since I was a small child. I grew up in a musical family so it was only natural for me to follow in the same direction. Once my … Continue Reading

Thyroid after baby

Weaning is such a big decision. For a month or so I felt like we were almost done nursing, but there would be days when I could tell they weren't ready yet. I can't really tell you how we stopped, it just kinda happened. I am totally ready for it. … Continue Reading

Here We Go!

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This is it!  #Cinchspiration begins TODAY! I was gone most of last week and had no idea if my Cinch package had arrived or not.  When the boys and I arrived home last night, I was excited and relieved to see my Cinch Transformation Kit had indeed … Continue Reading

A Day at an Amusement Park

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Yesterday I went with my boys and my parents to Dollywood, the Dolly Parton-founded amusement park in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I have just one thing to say about taking 2 and 3 year olds to amusement parks:  DON'T DO IT!!! Just … Continue Reading

Packing Light

I love to be the one to deliver good news. If you've done much traveling with a baby or two babies or a baby and a young toddler or some other combination of young'uns, you've probably stood, looking at a pile of suitcases and travel gear for your … Continue Reading

Review: Duraflame Roasting Logs

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There's nothing like a campfire.  Whether you are camping in the woods, have a fire pit in your back yard, or a fireplace in your home, there's just something magical about that crackle of a burning fire that makes you feel good.  It's homey, it's … Continue Reading

#Cinchspiration – Your day is waiting.

#Cinchspiration – Your day is waiting.

#Cinchspiration is happening soon! Keep coming back for more! … Continue Reading

Busy Bags by Busy Moms

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Going out to eat with my kids can be a nightmare. An absolute disaster. Come to think of it, going anywhere that requires waiting at this stage is bound to be awful. Because of this, I try to keep the ever-present diaper bag stocked with some simple … Continue Reading

Low-Tech Grandparents in a High-Tech World (Guest Post)

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We are honored to have a guest post from Krista's mom today! This morning I walked 3 miles in our neighborhood, with my Sony Walkman playing my favorite radio station in my ears. I started wondering if anyone else on the planet still uses a Sony … Continue Reading

Dis(pin)trested…why I chose to delete my Pinterest account

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Several of you reading this are probably thinking how ridiculous I am for deleting my Pinterest account. Yes, Pinterest at its core is a great concept and awesome for blogging. When I first accepted the invitation to join, I thought it would be a … Continue Reading

While we were praying…

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My family is a family of faith.  We believe in and love the Lord and strive to please Him in all that we do.  Because of these convictions, our kids are attending church, reading Bible stories with us, learning to pray, and hopefully soaking up a lot … Continue Reading

I’m on Team #Cinchspiration!

A few weeks back, I heard about an exciting opportunity!  The Shaklee Corporation was seeking 50 female bloggers to join Team #Cinchspiration -- to use and chronicle their progress on the Shaklee Cinch program!  Needing to lose both inches and pounds … Continue Reading

With This Ring

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, perhaps this post will explain a bit... This evening, Miles will be initiated into a club whose membership is granted at a young age and celebrated in a big way. The club's uniform may be simple, a dress … Continue Reading