Mother’s Intuition is Real

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I think it is safe to say that every woman hopes for a short labor and delivery with no complications —I was blessed to have three such deliveries.  I delivered my first born son within 6 hours.  My second and third deliveries would prove to be just as easy and progress faster than the first. I naively assumed that my fourth delivery would be the same. Read this full post on the  ABC News - Million Moms Challenge … [Read more...]

17 Day Diet – Chicken Vegetable Soup

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This recipe is from Cycle One of the 17 Day Diet. (Seems to be the same recipe  in the Dr. Oz book "You: On a diet".) The 17 day diet is broken up into cycles that take 17 days each, patterned to confuse the metabolism. The 17 day diet cycles also call for 17 minutes of exercise a day. Cycle 1 allows 1,200 calories a day, Cycle 2 allows 200 more calories and 2 carbs servings, Cycle 3 allows more calories including 1 … [Read more...]

4th of July Festivities

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{As usual, another {not so} Wordless Wednesday!} We spent the better part of the day at our friends home for a church cook out. We spent the late afternoon at hubbys parents then home for fireworks with the neighbors. It was a day full of fun and celebrating.   Tons of delish BBQ, sides and desserts!  Dominick and Micah warming up for Badminton  Troy and the boys resting in the shade. Not sure why they … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Highlights

Being a Good Mother Elisabeth Elliot: "But too many women don't see motherhood as a vocation. The word "vocation" comes from the Latin word for voice. It means a call. I do believe with all my heart that there is no higher and no holier calling than motherhood." Read this excellent article on motherhood here.I had a wonderful Mother's Day with my 4 cuddle bugs, hubby, my best friend and her new lil … [Read more...]

Character Journal

Download a free Character Quality definition list in PDF formatThe Character Journal is designed to help parents teach Biblical character qualities to their children. Each journal features a different character quality with suggestions for Bible lessons and projects. Teaching Biblical character is not the same as teaching “manners.” The goal in teaching Biblical character … [Read more...]

30 Days of Giving Challenge

I am taking the Challenge over at 30 Days of Giving!"If you have a heart for giving, we invite you to join us from November 1 – 30, 2010 as we take giving to new heights, combining the efforts of thousands of people. We’ll be working together to bless our friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers by making a conscious effort to give each day of November (and hopefully going forward). And we’ll do it all for … [Read more...]

Light and Easy

 When we fully let go and let God do the molding, growing and maturing...it makes the load and the journey much lighter!My Saturday morning Devo...  MATTHEW 11:30 KJV30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.Christians often struggle in their walk with the Lord, but itshould not be so. Have you ever thought, "It's so hard to be aChristian!"?I have.At one time I believed it was so difficult being a … [Read more...]