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When a Wife Needs a Help Meet

To be a help meet or to need a help meet?  That is the question. One morning while watching cable news, I observed a prominent female anchor conduct a “power segment” of sorts with other women who were accomplished and influential in their sphere of work. With women breaking through glass ... [ Read More ]

Why Every Wife Should Have Husband Envy (+ Video)

Just so you know, I want to be just like my husband when I grow up!  Yes, I have husband envy.  And you (mom) should too, here's why... There are some noticeable differences between Us and Them . . . between Husbands and Wives . . . between Moms and Dads.  Even the contemporary adage: Men are ... [ Read More ]

The 1 Thing Your Husband Must Have for Valentine’s Day

Yes, I have a big reveal for the one thing your husband MUST HAVE this Valentine's Day. But before we get so deep . . . a little birdie just told me that your hubby wants you to let him kick-back and enjoy his favorite show with his favorite beverage – super chilled! He wants you to cook him a ... [ Read More ]

When My Kids Remember Me

It would seem that I'm expert at tuning out my kids. But in my defense, after having six, I've rationalized that it's a survival skill.  (Just kidding - sort of.) When my teens talk, I hear every word they say.  My young adult kids - I'm practically begging some of them for words!  But my ... [ Read More ]

The Seasons of Motherhood are like a Box of Chocolates

Gwyneth was having a good season . . . I remember watching Gwyneth Paltrow talk motherhood with Oprah on her show many moons ago (back in 2004). In her interview, Gwyneth was gushing over being a mom.  She was so beside herself that she named her daughter Apple (remember that whole ... [ Read More ]

Love is in the Air

Oh my!  It's February 1st!  And that could only mean one thing: the official countdown to Valentine's Day has begun.  The pressure is on! We know it's official, because almost every store has an entire isle of paraphernalia dedicated to this blessed day: teddy bears for kids and adults, long ... [ Read More ]

Motherhood: The Good. The Bad. The Adventure!

Motherhood is an adventure that is never predictable. Sometimes it's up.  Sometimes it's down.  It's never boring and it's ALWAYS a challenge! And I'm trying to make the most of this hair-graying, heart-racing, panic-inducing adventure ride that I can; but that's not always easy to do. My ... [ Read More ]

When Unforgiveness Hijacks Your Heart and Holds it Hostage.

My husband and I have been enjoying one of our longest streaks of marital satisfaction - ever!  After 21 years of marital harmony AND disharmony, marital accord AND wanting to strangle him with a cord (Lol!), we are finally beginning to get this marriage thing right more often than wrong.  We are ... [ Read More ]

Advent: Keeping Christ in Christmas

I was introduced to the world of Advent about three years ago through Ann Voskamps’ blog.  Up until that time I had no idea of what Advent was.  Sometime around the end of Thanksgiving, Ann would begin talking about Advent concepts like the Jesse Tree, special scripture readings for each day of ... [ Read More ]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Hi Friends! Have you gotten around to decorating this Christmas season? I know . . . decking the halls can be quite laborious. I sometimes dread lugging all of the decorations out of storage and sorting through them. Seems that before I can build up, I have to tear down. Apparently, it's a ... [ Read More ]

How to Push Through Pain as a Parent (+ Video)

One call is all it takes . . . One call can change the trajectory of your life as a parent.  It can alter your sense of reality and shake you to the core. It can create a new “normal.” Seemingly, after that call, you now live in an alternate universe – not the one you previously were in, but ... [ Read More ]

A Post-Thanksgiving Recap

Hey Friends! I hope you had a glorious Thanksgiving.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I was consumed with all that goes into prepping for our family's big day of thanks.  Here's a rundown of how our week went: All Hands on Deck! Since we were expecting to host and sleep several ... [ Read More ]

My Pre-Thanksgiving Panic. (Yikes!)

Just the other day . . .  I looked up at the lovely Heart of the Home calendar hanging above my desk. And just in time for my pre-Thanksgiving panic, it displayed the following quote: As I read the quote it warmed my heart and made me smile. I thought it was the cutest thing I had ever ... [ Read More ]