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How to Do It Solo (And Not Lose Your Mind)

How to Do It Solo (And Not Lose Your Mind)

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 9 Comments

For the past 10 days, R has been on an extended business trip. Basically, he stuck two trips together with visiting our son at college in the middle. He’s done a great job calling every day, sending foodie photos of the delicious meals he’s consuming at a variety of amazing restaurants, filling me in on work stuff (making sure I know he’s working hard), late night FaceTime dates just so I can see his handsome face, and lots of “hang in there” love texts. But, I’m not very good at doing it solo.

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Born From the Heart {Book Giveaway}

Born From the Heart {Book Giveaway}

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 9 Comments

*Congratulations to Born From the Heart random winners, Erin Smalley and Jennie Salazar! I LOVE giveaways and since it’s a very special love day today, I’m throwing a 1 day giveaway for Valentine’s Day! There’s nothing I love more than books! I love books I can cuddle up and read with my children. A few weeks ago, I received a book to review and fell in love with the warm, quirky love letter for the adopted child. I’m giving away a new hardcover copy of this beautiful book- leave a comment to enter to WIN!

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How We Can Serve Here, There, and Everywhere

How We Can Serve Here, There, and Everywhere

By | Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted | 4 Comments

You want to start serving in your community, but you don’t really know how or where to start. You want to make a difference in your community, but you don’t really know what to do. Discovering what breaks your heart is the perfect place to start praying that God will reveal your heart-beat. I share in today’s post 3 simple ways to serve locally in your own community … wherever you live.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 8 Comments

I love the month of February. You can almost feel the love floating around. It’s everywhere we look .. you can find it at Target, grocery stores, projects our kids bring home, commercials, and most of all Hallmark Valentine’s cards. We plan special date nights with our significant others and hope we can schedule a babysitter to make the night extra romantic. I’m also helping bring awareness to a beautiful love story @mercyhousekenya.

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Wednesday WOW Recipes: Cauliflower Pizza Dough

Wednesday WOW Recipes: Cauliflower Pizza Dough

By | Wednesday WOW Recipes | 15 Comments

Today, I went to the grocery store to purchase a few things before the big snow storm hit our area. I was checking out and noticed a mom and daughter in front of me laughing and talking together about the fact that they had WALKED to the store before the “blizzard” hit. I love the Wednesday WOW recipe series and have been blogging recipes with you for years. Enjoy..

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Are You Ready To Get Crazy on My Crazy Adoption Blog?

Are You Ready To Get Crazy on My Crazy Adoption Blog?

By | Adoption, Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted, Orphan Care, Parenting | 19 Comments

This year brings big changes in my life with homeschooling, writing a book, juggling mommyhood, serving locally, and all the crazy stuff in-between that comes with a new God-adventure. A few months ago, a dear friend gave My Crazy Adoption blog a beautiful transformation from top to bottom and made…

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Helping our kids (teens, too) be happy, healthy and motivated

Helping our kids (teens, too) be happy, healthy and motivated

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 31 Comments

I have been deeply submerged in public education for over 25 years. I was an elementary school teacher for second and fifth graders in the inner-city of Phoenix, Arizona. This year, I have celebrated our son, Michael heading off to college, cheered on our daughter, Hannah in a brand new high school, and watched our daughter, Zoie fall in love with school as a brand new Kindergartener … but for the first time, I have been faced with the real-life challenge of doing exactly what I said I would do, be open to change.

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Moving, Ice Storms, and A Happy New Year Word

Moving, Ice Storms, and A Happy New Year Word

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 6 Comments

Our family has been living out-loud our new year adventures starting off with big amounts of craziness. There is nothing fun about moving (in my opinion) but moving into a new home in a snow and ice storm has made the past month crazy! Join me for a NEW year of blogging and celebrating life together focusing on real-life issues with building a healthy marriage, growing happy and healthy children, cooking healthy (gluten free), letting go of expectations and experiencing real joy, as well as finding new projects together that are making a big difference in our world …

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