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5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

Daryl traveled to a pastor’s conference a couple weeks ago. I was genuinely thrilled he was going – he hasn’t spent a night without the kids since before our second born arrived, and times of focused study, rest, and renewal are a gift. I was also terrified he was going. It would be me and…… Continue reading 5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

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5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome

We got back from a family reunion a few weeks ago. Nearly forty of us. On my dad’s side, I’m the oldest of fifteen grandkids (and even more if you count the nine additional who have married into the fold). It made me wonder: is there anything better than a cousin? 5 Reasons Having Cousins…… Continue reading 5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome

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10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

Except, you know, harder. Everything is dirty all the time. Everything. All the time. 2. You’re involved in lots of physical challenges Excuse me, how do people get a 25-pound toddler into shoes he doesn’t want to wear?! 3. There are days you definitely want to vote people off the island If you tell me the dinner that I…… Continue reading 10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

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10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self

If I could have a conversation with myself ten years ago, this is what I’d say. 1. Following fashion trends is overrated You’ll think those flared jeans are dorky in five years anyway. Stick to the classics, have some fun with your wardrobe, and don’t worry as much about keeping up with the fads. Save…… Continue reading 10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self