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He’s the Kid Who Never Listens the First Time

He’s the kid who never listens the first time. Or the second. Or even the tenth. You can pick him up out of the line up in the school hallways.  He’s the one who doesn’t walk in an orderly fashion. He runs or spins or stops in his tracks if something catches his eye. He…

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Be Still My Heart

You guys…there is a whole layer of sweetness to parenting teens that no one tells you. And you HAVE to know. Tonight I left town a night early for a conference to get ahead of some weather. I texted my girls to say goodbye since they weren’t home yet. I felt like the annoying mom…

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Let Them Be Young

Last night I listened to my teenagers from behind the door. It’s where we are now right? No longer in the middle of their parties and fun…but still we long to know their joy. So we stay close. It was hard to sleep because I wasn’t in my bed, instead bunking in my daughter’s room…

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God is Along for the Ride

I was the crazy lady you saw sitting in the campus coffee shop, computer open and half eaten wrap on my plate. I know I looked like I was coming undone with my glasses sliding down my nose, hair all over the place, not so silently mumbling to myself. I don’t blame you for giving…

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How Moms Pray

In whispers over the downy heads of sleeping babes we pray prayers of thanks for the gift of babies and sleep. On the couch late at night when our bigs are past curfew and not answering our texts we pray our Lord leads them safely to our door and that we do not kill them…

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January Grove Offer

YOU GUYS! If you haven’t yet signed up for Grove Collaborative now is your chance. The new customer offer this month is AMAZING! We are always trying to cut down on plastic use in our home…when the teenager takes AP Environmental Science you all learn more and want to do better….ha! Cutting back on single-use…

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Sometimes We Just Have to Be a Mess

Sometimes we have to let ourselves just be a mess. It’s in the messes that we crack. And it’s in the messes that God cracks us open. I woke up in a funk today after a wonderful day yesterday. A day full of fun and laughter and stories and time and appreciating all the things.…

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July Grove Offer is Live!

It’s no secret that I’m not the most organized person on the planet. This is why I love Grove Collaborative. Not only do I get items shipped directly to me each month on autoship, they also help keep me organized. I’m a total sucker for bins and baskets and anything I can throw things in.…

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