I Wasn’t Trained to Be a Mom (But I Can Still Love It)

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Sometimes I end up rummaging through past posts for one reason or another, and a post that I have written (and forgotten about) will jump out at me and I am freshly inspired by whatever it was that spurred me on to write the post in the first place. The quote below is from just such a post that I re-discovered a few weeks ago. It was called “Rejoicing in my Role“, and it keenly expressed a challenge that I still deal with, more than […]

Developing the Exercise Habit

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Every new year many of us vow to exercise regularly and get in shape for good. Some wish to shed the extra pounds that crept on over the holiday season, others want to improve heart health, or simply feel more energized. Whatever your reason, striving to exercise on a regular basis is a worthy goal. Exercise boasts many benefits beyond making our outsides look good. Such as: Mental clarity Increased ability to deal with stress Boosted serotonin levels leading […]

Get Outdoors and Get in That Sunshine!

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Guest Post by Kait Curran Palmer Summer is upon most of the Northern Hemisphere at this point–minus the cloud-covered and still-chilly Pacific Northwest–but for the rest of you lovely people you are kicking off your flip flops and getting to have a grand ole time basking in the warmth of long and sun-filled days. No bitterness here as I sit wearing flannels and a fleece. None at all… Seattle drudgery aside, as the kids are out of school and it is the season for “fun […]

Enjoying the Blessings of Today

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Guest Post by Amy It seems that I have learned so much about myself and my walk with God since becoming a mom! One day I was watching my son, Joshua, eat some crackers. (He absolutely loves crackers!)  When he started eating the ones that I gave him, I noticed that he wasn’t even really enjoying them.  He was shoving them in his mouth as quick as he could so he could get more! When he got more, he still had his eyes on the ones […]