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A Few Tips from a Mom of a Teenager to a Mom-to-Be (Part 1)

I’m writing this on my youngest’s (Fixergirl’s!) eighth birthday.  Guess it’s got me feeling a bit nostalgic!  Take these tips with a grain of salt, as some are meant to be humorous, some are more serious but all of them can be useful in the right context. 😉 

When I was expecting our first baby, it was such an exciting time.  We were young, idealistic and extremely naïve…

Finding Sanctuary: Making Your Home a Place of Peace

  More and more these days I find myself thinking of the world that my kiddos are growing up in.  I’m sure my parents and generations before them probably have had the same thoughts; that the world is getting worse and worse and that things are not getting better… what kind of a world are…

The Star Thrower: Making a Difference

Writer Loren Eisley wrote in his book “The Star Thrower,” this oft-quoted story: Once, on ancient Earth, there was a human boy walking along a beach. There had just been a storm, and many starfish had been scattered along the sands. The boy knew the fish would die, so he began to fling them back…

A Worthy Role: A SAHM’s Education is Never Wasted

  For those of you who are “Stay at Home” Moms, let me ask… what is your purpose?  Your God-given calling in life? Do you feel fulfilled? Are you really making a difference in the world?  I saw a T-shirt one time that made me laugh.  It said: “Moms: Changing the World… One diaper at…

Just Add Water: How One Simple Ingredient Solves Much

Can you believe summer is winding down already?  Back to school sales, tax-free weekends, pencils, crayons and notebooks and talk of teachers getting their classrooms ready.  I’ve even heard some talk about pumpkin spice already!  Didn’t we just finish up our school year?  Didn’t summer just get here?  Why do these lazier days seem to…

10 Hints from the Master Gardeners

The kidlets have had another great year of Garden & Grow through our local University Extension. The class is taught by the Extension’s own Master Gardeners, and kids have learned so much that I thought I’d share some of those great gardening tips here…

Topics: Gardening

Six Quick Ways to be Garden-Ready for Spring

Welcome to the first day of Spring! It’s finally here! This winter was one of snow and ice and sleet and more snow for us! It was the most wintery-winter we’ve had here in Missouri in years! Most people were ready for warmer temps, but surprisingly I found myself enjoying it, for the most part….

Topics: Gardening

What True Love Is

Once upon a time, there were two children who were precious to their Father. He doted on them and gave them everything they desired. They had love, a beautiful home, plenty of food, many friends, and were well protected. But the children were just not content. They wanted more. The Father reminded them that they…

Topics: Faith, Holiday