When the Words “Back to School” Leave You Terrified

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I see you, mamas and daddies. Maybe your child is going off to college. Perhaps he or she is starting a new chapter at the high school or middle school level. Maybe your baby is just beginning kindergarten. You may be one of those parents who has been home with your child since he or she was born and this is the first separation for you. Perhaps your child has special challenges that make school difficult.

“Back to school” isn’t happy for you or maybe just leaves you with mixed emotions.

I get it. Me, too. Continue reading “When the Words “Back to School” Leave You Terrified”

I Really Do: Marriage Vows Aren’t a One-Time Deal (Guest Post for Young Wives Club)

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“Boys are gross!”

I probably made this statement a lot when I was a kid growing up with two brothers. But I know I say it often now in my household with a husband and a son.

Men are just different than we are, ladies. Living with them isn’t always easy. (And I’m sure they would say the same thing about living with us.) Continue reading “I Really Do: Marriage Vows Aren’t a One-Time Deal (Guest Post for Young Wives Club)”

A Different Kind of Summer: How a Step of Faith Changed Everything (Guest Post for (in)courage.me)

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It’s summer time! It’s the season that children, teachers, and many others look forward to each year, waiting patiently for that last school bell to ring and the taste of sweet freedom. Though I’m not a hot weather person, there are so many things I do love about summer:

Visiting a friend’s pool for fun and refreshment…

Going to a local ice cream parlor for a yummy treat…

Slipping on flip flops instead of determining which footwear will be warmest…

The smell of delicious food on the grill…

Summer nights sitting on the porch as the sun sets… Continue reading “A Different Kind of Summer: How a Step of Faith Changed Everything (Guest Post for (in)courage.me)”