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5 Easy Steps To A Minimalist Home

5 Easy Steps To A Minimalist Home

Usually when we hear the word "minimalism" we envision a white room with very few items in it. We think of having a scarce few items in our possession or throwing everything away that doesn't "spark joy" as Marie Kondo would say. I have personally read a handful of books on minimalism and may have binged the popular Netflix series in one night, but who hasn't? After consuming as much as possible on the topic, I decided to start taking a minimalist approach to our home and life.   Read Full Post

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9 Powerful Productive Parent Tips

9 Powerful Productive Parent Tips

You read that title right, you can become a more productive parent! It may seem like a pipe dream, but I promise its possible. I have laid out 9 powerful tips below that can help you become a more productive parent because we all know that we don’t have enough time in the day. As a parent your day is filled with many decisions. What should I pack the kids for lunch? What should I make for lunch and dinner? Should I clean this or that? Do I need to go grocery shopping today or can it wait? Which screaming...

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3 Christ Centered Easter Traditions

3 Christ Centered Easter Traditions

Family traditions are very important to us. We want our children to grow up with beautiful memories of time spent together, holidays celebrated, and family traditions experienced. Easter is coming up quickly and it is time to start thinking about how you will celebrate the holiday with your family. Our Easter family traditions are not only about making memories, but also focused around teaching our children about the true meaning of Easter. As Christians, we believe that Christ died on the cross to take away the penalty for our sins and He rose from the dead on the third day....

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The 3 Things I Say To My Kids Before School Each Day

The 3 Things I Say To My Kids Before School Each Day

Everyday my kids go to school for 8 hours. That is 8 hours where most of the time I have no idea what they’re doing, how they’re behaving, or who they’re interacting with. It’s 8 hours where I sometimes feel utterly out of control. Someone else is helping them grow into the person they eventually become someday. When your kids go off to school it can sometimes feel like there isn’t much you can do to have an affect on their day. You are literally trusting a stranger with a large part of helping them develop as a human being....

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My Journey With Chronic Illness (Pt. 2)

My Journey With Chronic Illness (Pt. 2)

[This is part two in a three part series where I talk about living with a chronic illness. Please click here to read part 1 to get caught up!] Bringing Ember home was not a joy filled experience like you may see in the movies when a family comes home from the hospital with a new baby. Her first few months were filled with pain, suffering, and fear. I was in pain from the delivery and the surgery. I was afraid to take care of her even though she was my third child. My pain was keeping me from doing...

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