Lord, I Need Refreshing

I'm hiding in my room with the door closed. My family is invaluable, enthusiastic, entertaining, loving, and caring; but today, I just want them to go away.

Creative Parenting: 1 Easy Tool To Get Your Family Moving

Are you and the kids feeling sluggish, but there's housework to be done? Get creative! Use this one easy tool to get your family moving again. The kids will have fun, and your house will be clean!

How a Mentor Can Enrich Your Life (and Help!): My Sister, My Mentor

January is National Mentoring Month, and I'd love to tell you about my sister, my mentor - partly to brag on her, but also to paint a picture of how a mentor can enrich your life.

Being Emotional is NOT Being Weak

I'm so tired of people assuming that because I'm a deep-feeling, emotional, expressive person, I must also be irrational, mentally-unstable, and weak.

How To Accept More Grace (and Less Condemnation) in the 2020 New Year

How More Grace (and Less Condemnation) Can Be Found in 2020 Keep reading to discover why it may be healthier for you to live out a New Year's Hope, rather than make a New Year's Resolution. Christmas is over. And if I’m quite honest, that tree standing over there in the corner of my living... Continue Reading →

Beat Holiday Stress: Why November is the Perfect Time to Plan for Christmas

What is your least favourite month of the year? Mine used to be November. Why? Because November feels dreary. November feels like an in between-Thanksgiving-and-Christmas, useless kind of a month during which the dormant, brown grass becomes a reflection of what I feel inside - not alive, not dead, just somewhat depressed while I wait... Continue Reading →

A Childhood School Story: How I Forgave Miss Winter

(Names and details herein have been changed to protect identities.) I knew my cheeks were glowing as red as my teacher’s cherry-painted fingernails. Salty tears rolled over my lips and down my chin. While I cried, Miss Winter towered over me, lecturing and wagging a polished forefinger at my burning face. I wasn’t a troublemaker.... Continue Reading →

How to Find Balance: My Story of Sugar Vs. Community

Can Someone Tell Me How to Find Balance? I used to be a no-sugar Mom. Have you ever fed your kids sugar and then watched (with horror) as your sweet angels morphed into sugar-crazed Tasmanian devils? I have. "So, what?" you may say. "Kids run around in hyper-drive for an hour and then they crash. We've all been... Continue Reading →

Do You Believe in Miracles? I Do. Here’s Why.

At first, I wasn’t pregnant; then, I was. Simple. At least, that’s how it seemed when I first found out I was pregnant with my oldest child. Beliefs Change As my pregnancy progressed, however, I began reading books on how my baby was growing. I learned more about the workings of each delicate part that... Continue Reading →

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