Month: January 2013

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What in the World Does Phil Phillips Have to Do with Marriage?

      Alright friends, I KNOW this is my second post about Phil Phillips within a month… I know…I’m a cheese ball.  Here’s the thing, I told you all in that last post that my almost 4 year old daughter LOVES the song “Home” and that we were listening to it in the car…

5 Minute Friday- It’s Cold…Again!

5 Minute Friday- It’s Cold…Again!

Again… The last few days have been bitterly, staggeringly cold…again… Here in Buffalo, N.Y. that is not a complete suprise. Sometimes I imagine that places like North Dakota or parts of Colorado, or at least Alaska are colder more often (Yes, imaging that someone is actually colder helps me to feel better!). Yesterday the outdoor…

Letting Go of Ideal

Letting Go of Ideal

     Has the image of the ideal woman ever etched itself into your creative imagination? The woman you would be “if only”…      If only…you had more time.      If only…or when…the kids are all in school, or out of the house.      If only…your husband received a sudden and unexpected…

25 weeks preggo

Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks

I haven’t written much about my pregnancy here, so I figured I’d offer a quick update and a couple of…gulp…photos. I NEVER share pregnancy photos. It’s probably because I was so big and puffy in my first two pregnancies that A) I didn’t want photos taken and B) If I didn’t see puffy photos of…

Isn't it Time Rhodes Book cover

Isn’t it time for a Coffee Break?

In the midst of our hectic lives (that seem to move at a quicker clip with the addition of each child!) it seems easy to find excuses for why we can’t engage with others in more meaningful ways and on a more regular basis. I know this reality all too well. I’ve been meaning to…

Ava note

A Winner and Saturday’s “RMJs”

Hi Friends! What a glorious day here in Buffalo. It’s 55 degrees and sunny on a random Saturday in January…it’s quite unseasonal (and perhaps a bit disconcerting if you worry about things like global warming!), but I’ll take it. My windows are open and fresh air is blowing through our stuffy and stagnant house after…

birds on a wite

Random Moments of Joy

         As usual, Ella and I were in a rush as we drove to preschool this morning! Such is life, right?!         Ava gets on the bus at 8:25. In theory I would be dressed, Ella would be dressed, I’d have anything packed that I need to head to Starbucks…

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Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe a Book Review and Giveaway

        Do you ever have days when you doubt your ability to be the mom you want to be? The mom your children deserve? The mom you know God created you to be if you could just….get it all together? Confession…I often find myself concocting scenarios in my mind of my children…

Practical Thoughts on a New Year

Practical Thoughts on a New Year

Hi Friends, I’m back! Yes, it has been more than five weeks since my last post! I’ve missed you. I’ve missed blogging. And as much as my blogging has felt inconsistent in the recent past, often lacking the clear direction I would (ideally!) like it to have, it is a meager attempt at scratching out…