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10 Tips for Small Space Living

We live in a smallish space. 1200 square feet, to be exact. If you live in NYC, you may be thinking, “That’s enormous!” If you live anywhere else, you probably think that’s on the tinier side. A small space can be a challenge. For one thing, by the time it’s 6:30am my kids are READY TO GO (because…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Small Space Living

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10 Valentines to Give your Kids

I don’t remember so much Valentine’s Day pressure in my younger years. My mom would make us heart-shaped pancakes, we’d eat way too many of those tiny chalk-flavored candies at school, we’d exchange some cheap paper Valentine cards with our classmates, and that’d be it. Then social media happened. And suddenly it wasn’t enough to tell…… Continue reading 10 Valentines to Give your Kids

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5 Ways to Celebrate Advent as a Family

You guys, there are only seven more weeks until Christmas. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! [That’s crazy, hysterical laughter because: OH MY GOODNESS THAT IS NOT MUCH TIME.] Working in ministry, the pre-Christmas season takes on many additional layers. There’s the early November “I don’t have time to prep for my family’s Christmas because there are a bajillion church…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate Advent as a Family

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DIY Small Space Nursery

[Photo borrowed from Ana White’s awesome DIY website. Ours doesn’t look exactly like this because we own more than six shirts.] There are hundreds of perks to living in Southern California. It’s sunny 99% of the time. There’s rarely any humidity. Mosquitos? Don’t really have ’em. Beaches? Got lots of ’em. Disneyland? Oh yeah, that’s just…… Continue reading DIY Small Space Nursery