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Dear Husband, Thank You for Choosing Me

My Dear Husband and One True Love, Thank you for choosing me. You chose me to be your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for choosing me time and time again. One of the keys to a successful marriage is choosing your spouse, not just once but over and over again. It’s …

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How A DIY Squid Costume Helped Me Bond With My Tween Son

Tweens come up with some crazy ideas, don’t they? My son’s school was doing themed dress-up days to celebrate Red Ribbon Week/Homecoming and one of the days was “Animal Day.” Last year, he went as a “tweenicus, I’mtoocoolforthaticus.” This year, he announced he wanted to go as a Kraken! A Kraken is a giant squid. …

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Are You Making the Choice to Look Forward, Not Back?

My kids recently started a new school year.  Like many mothers, I look at them and think “Where did the time go?”  As I was scrolling through Facebook looking at the first day of school pictures that my friends were posting, I came across a little gem that I would like to share with you.  …

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How To Slow Down When You Feel Like You Can’t

Do You Know Superwoman? We all know someone and we wonder how she does everything.  She may have an amazing career and juggle being an amazing mother, and wife.  She does everything for everyone, her makeup is always perfect, she always has a smile on her face, and she never seems to run out of …

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Why We Traded Our Tent for a Camper

We were tent campers.  We took pride in that.  Other people came with campers, but we looked around and thought to ourselves that we were “real” campers.  We referred to the people that had campers as “glampers” (glamorous + campers).  Now, we are a part of that group of people, and very happy and grateful …

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Overwhelmed (In a Good Way)

Jennifer’s Note: Hello Friends!  This is my first time sharing someone else’s work with you, but I am delighted and honored to have Beverly write today’s post for me.  Beverly is a personal friend that has a personal blog over at blessedandbeverly.wordpress.com.  She wrote this post several months ago, and I have have not been …

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4 Things to Remember When Everything goes Wrong

Friends, I have a confession to make. Remember the post that I recently wrote about keys to a successful marriage and how excited I was about my upcoming anniversary? It is a good thing that I wrote that post BEFORE we went out on our anniversary date because let me tell you, the story I …

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Six Keys to Happiness in Marriage

Hello friends! How is your happily ever after going? How much happiness in your marriage do you have? You know, you meet the perfect guy, date, get engaged, tie the knot, along come kids and life and suddenly the charm of happily ever after does not seem quite as sparkly as it once did. How …

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Oops! What to Do When You Make a Mistake

Mistakes Happen What do when you make a mistake?  I know that I have had plenty of practice on this, and I think that everyone can say the same.  Who in the world has not made a mistake at some point in their lives?  Some of us handle making mistakes better than others do. Why …

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What You Need to Know Before Your FIRST Camping Trip

Hello Great Outdoors! Now What? I remember coming home from school and my mother was in an absolute frenzy.  It was May, and the weather was warming and the school days were quickly waning.  I may only have been 12, but I could feel the excitement in the air, as well as my Mother’s panic.  …

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