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Not-So-Great Expectations

Not-So-Great Expectations

I recently gave my husband a gift. It was Valentine’s day and I didn’t want to do something boring and predictable; no, I love personal, funny, surprise gifts that take effort and planning, so I thought up a terrific one… Read more →
Bed Rest

Bed Rest

Before I had kids, whenever I heard someone talk about pregnancy bed rest, I always thought, “That sounds AMAZING. I would get to read so many books and catch up on so much TV, and get to lie around all… Read more →
One Key to Sex and a Happier Marriage

One Key to Sex and a Happier Marriage

(This is a repost from February 2015. Enjoy!) Your sex life is probably a pretty good indicator of how your marriage is doing. In fact, most studies on happy couples find that they enjoy regular sex. Couples of any age!… Read more →
Moms, You Need a Mom Squad!

Moms, You Need a Mom Squad!

Here’s your PSA for the day: Parenting is tough. Really tough. Don’t go it alone. When my children were little, I didn’t make a lot of time for friends. With the lack of sleep and chasing toddlers all day, it… Read more →
A Fresh Perspective This Valentine’s Day

A Fresh Perspective This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It all began as a young teen in school. I anticipated being given something special from a boy to show his affection for me. It’s safe to assume all girls felt this… Read more →
Thoughts for My Children

Thoughts for My Children

My beloved, this: Stand up for those who can’t defend themselves.  This world says to put yourself first.  God says to put others first (Philippians 2:3).  This is especially important when you see someone being mistreated, discarded, or used.  Unborn… Read more →
What’s On Your Mind?

What’s On Your Mind?

by:  Toni Samuels If you’ve ever asked that question to your boyfriend or husband, you’re familiar with the look of panic, bewilderment or anguish that can spread over a man’s face. It’s probably one of their least favorite questions, right… Read more →
Am I Raising Judgmental Kids?

Am I Raising Judgmental Kids?

As I’m soldiering through these tween years, I have a new respect for mommas who’ve raised well-balanced, know right-from-wrong adults who also have a deep, true genuine love for everyone. It’s not easy. Here’s how this has played out in… Read more →
Change Your Expectations

Change Your Expectations

Throughout my first pregnancy and in my first few months as a mom, I got a ton of advice. One thing I heard repeatedly was “lower your expectations.” As in, lower your expectations about how much time you will have… Read more →
And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

It’s that delightful time in our nation when we get to hear all of the opinions— political discussions about presidential picks, abortion rights, gay marriage, size of government, immigration policy, gun control, tax system, yada, yada, yada. How fortunate we… Read more →
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