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GIVEAWAYS: Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

      There was a time when I wanted my husband to buy me whatever was in his heart. That time has passed.  I’m sending him a gift guide!! LOL! Just teasing…though I will send him this guide and have already sent him half the websites here, you should know my hubby is a good, generous gift giver!!           Aren’t these pretty!?!? They are called Revelry and run $32  I love a good pair of earrings with jeans. A nice pair of earrings can make me feel like such a lady even when I haven’t managed…

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A Thanksgiving Prayer (From a Mother with an Infant)

A Thanksgiving Prayer (For some reason it came out in a poem! LOL!)   Even if you didn’t get to sleep in, may your energy level be high.  Focus on smells of turkey, not poop because the days are flying by.  Before we know it, we’ll be alone in the bathroom (no fingers peeking under the door) and awaiting our children to come home.  And perhaps one thanksgiving home they will not be, because off in the world they will rome.  When your baby is crying, just breath, shush and bounce. Help us not worry about the state of our…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday |Date Night on the Couch

Life gets BUSY and EXPENSIVE and making time for date nights doesn’t always seem possible, but worse than that, it doesn’t always seem appealing. Tracking down a trustworthy babysitter, finding a night that works and then arranging activities you both like that aren’t going to break the bank is sometimes more than either one of us wants to take on. My husband has a weird schedule too, so it never really works well with other people’s weekend availability. Over the years we’ve perfected our “on the couch” date nights.   The evening unfolds something like this… We feed the children…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | A Message for Homeschooling Moms |25 Reasons to be excited you home educate!!

As I scrolled through my FB feed this weekend I noticed many posts from moms in preparation for the new school year. These moms were prepping lunches, laying out new clothes and feeling bittersweet about sending their little ones off to school for another year of education. It’s a mixed bag of feelings when you read the posts, isn’t it? Maybe there is still a tinge of jealousy for these moms who are going to get the day off and have already made their children’s lunch for the day! I know I still had a little, though I’m not proud…

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Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Love Letters

  In the middle of the night after several bad dreams, I decided to just get out of bed.   The house was dark and quiet, my 34 week pregnant body ached. I sat down at the computer unsettled and pulled up Ephesians 4 on Bible Gateway.   As a wife and mother, I’ve headed to this chapter many times and tonight was no different.  I was unsettled, restless and anxious. Forcing myself to take my thoughts captive and reminding myself the dreams were not real, I decided to read and pray.     As I began  to read the familiar…

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Dear lonely wives, My heart is heavy for you.   I’ve been where you are, sitting alone not understanding how I could feel so alone surrounded by so many humans. (I have a husband and 6 children remember!) You are vulnerable. You are heartbroken. You are lonely. I want you to know: I understand where you are! I’m so sorry you are going through this! There is hope! Please hear me, lovingly give you some important information…crucial information, you may need.  There are 3 lies the enemy wants you to believe. THIS IS THE TRUTH!  1. You will not be…

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Keep on Keepin’ On!! | Sunday Simple Homemaker Link Up | Happy Sunday!

Here is a tiny bit of encouragement for you ladies this up coming week! This is not our home, dear friends!!   Keep on keepin’ on!! I remember a time, I just started weeping in the shower with my husband. As he stood there, at a loss, I confessed I was just so tired of waiting for my rewards in heaven. In this life we can feel like we don’t get anything for doing the right thing.  Over and over we might walk in obedience only to have those we love continue to sin against us. Even just the everyday…

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Sunday Homemaker Link Up| God is Worthy of our Praise

    Praise the Lord for He is good!! Yesterday we celebrated my 6th child’s 1st birthday. With a new house full of family and friends I was overwhelmed with the way God has loved us. And…though she was a bit mesmerized by it all…she was adorable!! Forgive my obnoxious baby cake  photo!! I digress! However… He not only knows the number of the hairs on this little one’s head, BUT… Our God  knows the names of every star in the sky!! He is worthy of my praise. He is worthy of your praise. As I read through Psalm 147…

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Happy Father’s Day

To all the daddy’s out there loving their wives and raising their children…Happy Father’s Day. My husband is an amazing dad! Don’t take for granted a man who lives with you, day in and day out, and helps raise his children. These days, these men are fewer and farther between…honor them today. I love my man, even more than bacon!! If today is a difficult day for you, my prayers for you are for forgiveness and to know the ultimate love of a heavenly Father who loved you so much He sent His one and only Son to die so…

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God’s Grace |Sunday’s Simple Homemaker |Link Up

Don’t forget to check out the posts this week from the amazing co-hosts over at Prarie Gal Cooking and My Life Abundant!! The verse Ashleigh chose for us to look at this week is Hosea 2:15 Hosea is a book of the Bible that fills me with awe and wonder.  It’s a shocking and  almost terrifying story of God’s grace and his mercy. As those of us who see themselves the harlot, unfaithful to God even though He has given us, literally, everything we have, we see hope and renewal. As a woman who has walked, completely in love with…

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