What’s on Mommy’s Nightstand?
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What’s on Mommy’s Nightstand?

Taking A Stand I’m barely in my twenties and traveling alone. My flight lays over at Chicago O’Hare Airport, giving me some time to kill. Wandering the airport, I casually stop outside a bookstore to thumb through a display of paperbacks. Picking up an innocent title, I skim the contents. In those moments, a layer…

The Master Bedroom {Day 61}
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The Master Bedroom {Day 61}

From Chaos to Calm: Day 61 Scripture Memory: “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” Psalm 77:13     Let’s take a look around your bedroom. What do you see? Is it neat and orderly? Is it warm and inviting? Does your bedroom bring comfort and nurturing?…

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She hath done what she could.

Honor Thy Mother It’s been ten days since my 88 year old mother-in-law passed away. My husband was the very best son ever. I truly mean that. If you’d known my mother-in-law, you’d know that she was a difficult person. In fact, difficult may not be a strong enough word. And yet my husband honored…

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Okay, so if you’re like me… life is crazy on a daily basis. And, well, you just haven’t had a chance to give much thought to what you’ll be doing for Valentine’s Day. Lucky for me, this year I’m using my “This is My Life Planner” which includes a handy, dandy Valentine’s Day planner located…

31 Days of Calm: Unconditional Love {Day 18}
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31 Days of Calm: Unconditional Love {Day 18}

31 Days of Calm in My Chaos Expectations. Expectations can ruin your life. Your expectations. Other people’s expectations. [Tweet “Expectations can ruin your life. Find out how:”] Do you ever feel like other people expect too much of you? Or maybe you expect too much from yourself? So much so that you’re leaning toward perfectionism?…

How to Structure the Day with Young Children
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How to Structure the Day with Young Children

Q: So, what I am wondering is what do your kids really do all day? Do you have an activity for them every time while you clean, make snacks, dinner, or take a phone call, or do they watch T.V.? I don’t mean to sound critical, but while you are doing cleaning at 8am to…