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Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother's Day is right around the corner!  Mother's Day is that one day out of the year to make the moms in your life feel extra special - a time to honor them, pamper them, thank them, and bless them. So I've gotten together with a group of bloggers in the hopes of blessing TWO moms this Mother's Day.  We've come together to create a giveaway … [Read More...]

Organization That Goes Beyond the Home

Organization That Goes Beyond the Home

Over the years, I’ve heard that home organization (or lack therof) affects our personal life, causing either relaxation or even stress. And judging by the stats regarding posts written on organization tips and techniques, as well as the myriad of magazine covers at the local grocery store, the majority of people want to de-clutter, they want … [Read More...]

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit

Are You Ready to Quit Quitting?

Comparison will always compromise the calling on our lives. Are you a quitter? Do you have a history of starting a new diet, fitness program, or volunteer for a committee at church or school only to find yourself making excuses as to why you can’t continue and then ultimately quit? Would you like tools to help stop this cycle in its … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to the final edition of Mama Moments Mondays (for now)! I've enjoyed seeing your links and have gleaned new skills and wisdom from many of you, but as I prepare for the upcoming birth, I'm taking a break from a few things. I'm not quitting the blog, and you can read this post regarding changes that are coming. And for now, onto … [Read More...]

Beauty in a Large Family

Beauty in a Large Family

Recently we celebrated National Ag Week, and a fellow farmer challenged her Facebook friends to post a daily photo depicting the beauty of farm life. It sounded like something fun to try, so I began thinking about the photos I would post. I had no idea what a blessing it would be to me personally. Farming is a good life, and there is much beauty in … [Read More...]

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Mama Moment Monday {Link Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal wellness family-life attachment parenting working with or parenting children with special needs etc. My rules are simple: 1) Please place a hyperlink in your post or a link-up button on your post or sidebar so others can find us … [Read More...]

Changes Coming to A Mama's Story

Changes Coming to A Mama’s Story

This blog and its social media sites have grown considerably since I began in 2007! Back then, my first post proclaimed YES! We're Expecting! We'd just accepted the referral of a beautiful little girl from India and planned to use the blog to keep family and friends informed of our adoption journey. If you've been around all this time, you know … [Read More...]

Christian and Mental Health

Christian and Mental Health

After my husband was shot in a random crime event and was subsequently hospitalized, he improved in body and spirit. His focus was on what needed to be done in rehab. Being a sudden paraplegic, after all, comes with a steep learning curve. Our friends commented on his incredible spirit and determination. His focus was moving ahead. My focus was … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal wellness family-life attachment parenting working with or parenting children with special needs etc. My rules are simple: 1) Please place a hyperlink in your post or a link-up button on your post or sidebar so others can … [Read More...]

How I Became Super Mom

How I Became Super Mom

This time a couple of years ago I thought I had it all figured out. I was about to give birth to my fourth child. I was juggling pretty well, so I thought. We had soccer, Sunday and Wednesday night church, a big garden, a clean home, a weekly homeschool coop, piano lessons, I made most of our food from scratch, and wrote on my blog three times a … [Read More...]