life lessons

Wedding planning advice

I wrote this for the fellow knotties after my wedding in 2004. Hope you can take something from it too…. My 2 cents—take it or leave it, but I hope it helps somebody who is still in the trenches. 1. Do what you want. It’s your wedding and if you want to walk in to the theme song to …

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Do I act like a toddler to God?

I was hanging up clothes in the twins’ room today and 3-year-old Maxton came in the room and announced, “Mommy! I put my clothes on ALL. BY. MYSELF.” He was very proud of his accomplishment. And though I congratulated him, I couldn’t help but chuckle that his shirt was on backwards and his pants were …

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What happens when you focus

This past Sunday, our family visited Homestead Heritage for their annual Christmas program. My sister warned me that it was amazing, but I wasn’t prepared to be wowed like I was. And honestly, I could have been wowed more had we not taken the kids. In their defense, they had had a full day, church, …

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‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving

I went to the Dollar Tree last week and snapped a picture of this sign. But no need to pick on Dollar Tree, there’s a similar sign at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and your local grocery store. I’ll be honest that it makes me sad. One reason is that my husband has a retail job. So tonight, …

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homesteading life lessons

Confession: I am not a farmer

I have dreams. Lots of dreams. One of them is to live on a homestead, be self-sufficient, keep the TV in a closet and only bring it out when I want to watch something good, live in community, homeschool my children, trade services and not run to Target for any and everything. I want to …

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Stuff that annoys me in social media

I feel like venting. Maybe I just need to fast from social media. This is stuff that I’ve observed people doing that really irks me. People that take a break, but schedule posts and tweets while they’re gone. How come you get a break, but I don’t? I need a break from you, just like …

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The illusion of not being broke

I’ve never FELT so broke as I do now because we no longer rely on credit cards, even for emergencies. Rest assured, I’m quite sure that we’ve been this broke before (just maybe not with as many kids!). It just never felt like it, because credit cards were our after-the-cash-runs-out back-up plan. God is our …

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