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Two podcasts for your listening pleasure (and a glimpse into this blog’s future)by  

Get out your laundry baskets and let the folding begin... This week I have not one, but TWO fun podcasts to share with you! Listen to me gab about blogging The first is on a topic I don't usually get... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

Homemade foaming facial cleanser... the recipe I've been using and loving. I shared my tutorial this week on Simple Homemade. Links I loved this week:  The Christmas Conundrum @ Jen Hatmaker (this just needed to be said. Go Jen. Hat... Read More

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget (5 Copies to Win!)by  

If you want to learn something, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who has actually done it. Do you want to learn to get your budget under control, cut your expenses drastically, simplify your life, and live both... Read More

Giving Above and Beyond This Christmasby  

Although I think we would all agree that Christmas is a season for giving, we often restrict that giving to family and friends. Yet this season offers us a beautiful opportunity to show the love of Christ in a very... Read More

September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

Fresh Hope for Families and Soap Winners!by  

Two exciting things to announce today... Clean water for families The first is that through the 48 hour book sale, we raised almost $220 which is going directly to Compassion International's Water of Life initiative. What that means is that... Read More

Dirty Water, Clean Waterby  

Updated: Thanks to my amazing readers rising to the challenge, we will be providing 4 families with clean, pure drinking water for a LIFETIME! How's that for exciting? :) Water. So critical, so taken for granted. We may talk about... Read More

All Our Little Ducks in a Row (And Baby Makes 6)by  

You know you must be tired when you're a writer and you have exciting news and the only way that you can think of announcing it is to simply blurt it out... We're expecting baby #4! Upon returning home from... Read More

Looking Through a Child’s Eyesby  

I am often in awe of how God has blessed children with eyes that are so pure and innocent. Yesterday morning, I sat down on the couch to show my 4 and 6 year old the pictures from my recent... Read More

Home Again and Such Patient Winnersby  

I have to apologize that I am so behind on announcing giveaway winners. My trip to the Philippines had our entire family out of the country for over a week and it's been difficult to get caught up, what with... Read More

Is Compassion International a Good Investment? A Husband’s Perspective.by  

**Many of you may have realized that I was blessed to have my husband, Ryan, come with me on my trip to the Philippines last week. Though we hadn't originally planned for him to join me in writing, he was... Read More

How to Pry Open Swollen Eyesby  

I've been hugged more this week than I probably have in the last year. I love it, but really? I'm just getting to the point where I want to go home and hug my own kids. Ready to go home... Read More

Because I’m Afraid That I Will Forgetby  

I was washing some of my dirty clothes in the hotel bathtub this morning. Sweating profusely every day will make you go through what you packed in your suitcase in a hurry. As I knelt over the tub and scrubbed... Read More

Of Rubber Boots, Self Pity and Laddersby  

I met a woman who has water flooding her house, up to her knees, for 9 months out of the year. She has to wear rubber boots inside while she cooks and feeds her family. She has two sons, and... Read More

What the Hands and Feet of Jesus Look Likeby  

Weary to the bone, and emotionally upside down, my brain feels saturated with images and stories, but firing on too few pistons to really tell them. That's where I'm at as I attempt to write this post and somehow convey... Read More

What Does It Take to Change a Life?by  

Though rather bleary-eyed from a day and a half of travel and far too few hours of shut eye (but thankfully enhanced by an amazing breakfast and stellar cup of coffee), our group headed off to the Compassion headquarters in... Read More

Updated! Spring Book Sale: Real Food and Healthy Homemaking eBooks 50% Off!by  

Celebrating the fact that it's spring, the sun is beginning to shine (and green things beginning to grow), and most of all that in 5 short days I will board a plane that will take me and my hubby to... Read More

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)by  

Why do you practice frugality? It's such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What's... Read More

On Things That Bring Me to a Complete Loss For Wordsby  

Words. I'm usually full of them. As I write this post, however, I am entirely lacking in the right ones that will tell you what I want to say. In fact, my usually steady heart now beats frantically with panic... Read More

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