• Why I HATE Bedtime and How I Fixed It

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    After thirteen years of motherhood, I can say with certainty – I HATE bedtime!  I can see your faces, you are questioning my sanity, maybe thinking – Does she not like quiet? Bedtime is the most challenging time of the day for me as a mother.  After years of heartache, frustration and worry, I gave up on the traditional idea of bedtime and morphed into a routine that works for me and my children. Fighting Natural Circadian Rhythms Every person has a natural circadian rhythm. My children are naturally night owls. If left to their own devices they will stay…

  • Five Ways Blogging Can Help Your Business

    So … you want to start a blog.  Or maybe you don’t see the point in starting a blog, because it’s too time consuming and it’s scary putting yourself out there.   Regardless of your attitude towards blogging, did you…

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    What is the Right Decision for our Children?

    By my last count, it has been 136 days since my children entered a school building. We muddled our way through our first round of pandemic online schooling. Now we are facing the 20-21 school year wondering how it will…

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    I Wander Through Faith – But I am Far from Lost

    Do you see your faith as a destination or a journey? For me it is definitely a journey, one where I can explore and learn at every turn.  I am sure all Christians do not share my sentiment. That being…

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    Bread Pudding – A New Take on a Classic Dessert

    “Waste not, want not” – a popular phrase that can be used in many different circles. My bread pudding recipe came to fruition from not wanting to waste a half dozen glazed doughnuts going stale on my counter. Who in…

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    Why Masks Provide a Sense of Control in a Chaotic World

    As we roll into the beginning of month five of our COVID-19 pandemic journey, the world feels chaotic and impossible to navigate. Living in unprecedented times is not for the faint of heart. Opinions are many, media is abundant, and…

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    How to Make Big Decisions and Keep Moving Forward

    During our pandemic lockdown, we have been watching lots of movies and listening to lots of music. Movies and music is the perfect recipe for joy in this house. Like many other families, Frozen 2 is one of our current…

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    The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Pandemic Schooling

    On March 13th, 2020, our school was closed last minute so teachers could discuss and make plans for distance learning in case it became necessary due to COVID-19. Here we are two months later, in-classroom school is canceled for the…

  • Fierce Free and Full of Fire How I Connect

    Fierce Free Fire Series: How I Connect

    It is time for the final installment of my Fierce Free Fire series. The last section of Fierce Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You is How I Connect. In case you missed the previous posts,…

  • What I Believe

    Fierce Free Fire Series: What I Believe

    Time for the fourth installment in my Fierce Free Fire series – What I Believe. If you missed the first installments, here they are so you can catch up: Who I Am, What I Need, and What I Want. Launch…