All You Need Is Love

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I only made one New Year’s Resolution this year. And as of the first day of February? I’ve stuck with it! I think this might be a first for me. That resolution? No, not eat a piece of chocolate every day. (Which would be a good one, now that I think about it.) I’m reading […]

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It’s a Small World After All

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I really wanted Lydia’s Small World party to be a colorful, whimsical world like Mary Blair created. I imagined big murals and balloons and fun cut-outs and streamers. Alas, my dreams are always bigger than my abilities and we went for the whole flags-around-the-world-and-do-kids-really-look-at-decorations feel. <insert sheepish grin> When the kids arrived they passed my favorite […]

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Missional Women

Raising American Kids to Be Missional // missionalwomen.com and ohamanda.com

Over the years I’ve written for a lot of different blogs. Everything from Disney to TV to motherhood! I don’t write for others as much because, let’s face it, I don’t like being on someone else’s schedule. (!!) I’m a say-yes-to-everything kinda person but I’ve learned over the past few years that I need to stay […]

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Lydia’s 100 Boxes

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My Lydia turned nine on January 5th. We’re halfway to eighteen years old! I literally cannot fathom that the little baby who made me a mama is now nine! For months, Lydia has wanted to have a “It’s a Small World” party based on one of her favorite rides at Disney World of the the […]

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Into the Woods, Annie & Night At the Museum

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Just a quick note to let you know Heather and I podcasted about some new seemingly-kid-friendly movies. You should listen before you head out to the theatre! And apparently I called Meryl Streep Glenn Close during the whole podcast. Boy howdy. That’s the kind of quality journalism you can expect around here, friends. (Let’s just call […]

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Top 3 Books of 2014

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Hey friends! Christmas has come and gone! Now we’re in my favorite week of the year–Christmas vacation where we don’t have any after school activities, my husband barely has to work and we literally have not one thing on the agenda. So, when my mind is off of to-do lists, it heads straight for books! […]

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Gifts That Will Help Lead Your Kids to Jesus

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I thought I’d do a little Bible-Based, Jesus-Centric Gift Guide for you and your kiddos this season (well, ONE WEEK TILL CHRISTMAS). As I started writing it I realized I’ve linked to all these products several times and thought about not making it. But then I realized the reason I talk about these products/ministries all the […]

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