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Celebrating Advent, One Day At A Time

Christmas is coming!  And with it comes the hustle and bustle of lists, shopping, baking, planning, cleaning, hosting and traveling.  But there's one thing we plan on doing this year,…
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S’Mores Chocolate Chip Tarts

The summery taste of s'mores combined with the down home yumminess of chocolate chip cookies - so delicious! You can't go wrong with this super easy way to dress up…
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The 5 Love Languages of Children

When my oldest was a tiny newborn, probably about 3 weeks old, a wise young friend came to visit.  She was all of 16.  As we gazed at this new…
Adoption

Scattered Links

With the recent media coverage of the complaints from the athletes participating in the Sochi Olympics, light has been shed on the state of not only orphaned dogs in Russia,…
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Last Child In The Woods

The lives of our kids are so much different than ours were.  Not just slightly different either, hugely different.  I was telling my kids stories about it the other day,…
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A Million Little Ways

The preschool hallway at church is crowded with high-heeled women and slack-wearing men.  The girls hold on to various parts of my coat while I navigate my way to my…
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Choosing to Cheat

I've been reading a book called "Choosing To Cheat: Who Wins When Family and Work Collide" by Andy Stanley. It's a realistic look at how your priorities in life are…