The One (Beautiful) Thing No One Tells You About Motherhood

The One (Beautiful) Thing No One Tells You About Motherhood

Sleep when the baby sleeps… Enjoy each moment because they pass quickly… Teach your children the value of hard work… These are all great pieces of advice that I received as a new mommy. Even before I held my sons for the first time, I had tucked away little nuggets of gold — mothering advice from those who have walked this trail before me. I watched them, learned from them, and emulated these mothers. But there was one...

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Family Fun at the Chattanooga Zoo!

Family Fun at the Chattanooga Zoo!

Over spring break, we had a wonderful trip to Chattanooga, and I wanted to share with you some of our favorite places to visit. Of course, being a Tennessee girl, I encourage you to visit my great state! There are so many cities to enjoy! Chattanooga was only a few hours away, so we hopped in the car and set off to explore! I have to share the highlight of my youngest son’s trip to the zoo — he got to ride a CAMEL!!!!! I worried...

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God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotions {Giveaway!}

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotions {Giveaway!}

If you have a special princess in your life, you will definitely want to enter to win her a copy of the God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional by the talented Sheila Walsh! God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional has a great collection of bedtime themed and encouraging devotionals for girls ages 4 to 7. Now, I know that they say you can’t just a book by its cover, but I actually squealed out loud when I opened...

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Fun Son “Date” Ideas for a Coooold Day

Has everyone out there heard the words “Polar Vortex” enough to last you all winter? Maybe two? I don’t know about you, but when it is so cold that I need to wear long underwear to my OFFICE JOB, I make a conscious decision to leave our home as little as possible. Here is what I’m learning, though. I could very happily stay at home for days, weeks, and possibly months without leaving. I am envisioning relaxing on the...

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Post Holiday Wrap-Up (and a call to #embracelife)

  After two wonderful weeks home with my family, I am headed back to work tomorrow morning. My 5:30 am alarm clock will jolt me out of bed to a day of commuting to/from work, packing lunches, helping with homework, hopefully hitting my work deadlines, fixing dinner, washing dishes, cleaning the house, possibly blogging, and doing it all again the next day. … and the next day. … and the next day. As I took down my Christmas...

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Top 10 Posts from 2013 (and what’s “grits” got to do with it?)

Top 10 Posts from 2013 (and what’s “grits” got to do with it?)

On this last day of 2013, I am thinking about all of you. Your comments, emails, and visits have meant the world to me. I look back over the past year as if we were all able to have occasional chats on my front porch, just talking and laughing as friends, in between some heart-deep conversations. You know? So, thank you. I wish you many blessings in the new year! … and just for fun, because I’m type A and love evaluating numbers and...

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