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Family of 9 Starts a Vlog

That's right, we have started a family VLOG! I am very excited to share with you about WHY we have started this family project. 1. It's our new family project (producers vs. consumers) Remember when my visionary husband, Isaac, had a BIG idea to plant a vineyard with our kids? Our oldest child was only a smidgen over seven years old, but he was determined to begin an adventure with the kids that would teach work ethic. [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog, Business, Home School, Leaving A Legacy, Parenting|0 Comments
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Warning: Are Your Children More Important than Technology?

Laptops, cell phones, tablets, and computer screens have all improved our lives, right? Or maybe not. As a mom of seven, who has teenagers, as well as a baby, I've experienced what parenthood is like with and without technology. When I compare my mothering experience back then to how it is today, I see and experience a challenge today that was never an issue before. If you have teens now think back. Not everyone had a [...]

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Easy Passover Recipes Your Kids Will Love to Make

Over the past few years we have tried a LOT of recipes and many of them have totally flopped. When it comes to finding a good unleavened bread recipe, there are a ton out there and many of them are not very tasty. But do not fret, I am ready to share the few recipes we have found that are no-fail, tasty, easy recipes that even your kids can make on their own (if they [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Blog, Easter, Holidays, Leaving A Legacy, Passover|0 Comments
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What is a Messianic Passover and Why Do We Celebrate It

Do you know what a Messianic Passover is? I sure didn't. I have blogged about our journey of learning about it over the years, but today, in this post, I want to share HOPE with you. So first of all, let's answer the question, "What is a Messianic Passover or Seder?" Passover has been and still remains a Jewish holiday focused on remembering the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. It is a retelling of the [...]

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An Uncommon Way to Encourage a Friend Walking Through Crisis

I got a text message from a friend the other night. “Pray for my daughter. We are headed to the ER.” What does one say? The obvious answer would be to pray. Immediately. Stop and pray! But what do you say, what do you do next? Sometimes, praying IS WHAT you do. Often times we downplay the power of prayer. Most Christ followers would say there is power in praying, that there is a purpose [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|Blog, Faith, Friendship, Motherhood, Parenting, Prayer|0 Comments
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Try Something New in Your Marriage & Keep the Spark Alive

Scroll Down to Enter to Win a Sweetheart Gift Basket Every year I have new goals, books I want to read, places I want to go, experiences I want to have, dreams I want to fulfill, and every year my husband and I go on what we call "visioneering dates". Well, truth be told we love them so much we visioneer together often, but we specifically prepare and communicate about where and how [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Blog, Giveaways, Holidays, Marriage|16 Comments
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When you are jealous that your husband gets to work

He was supposed to leave the next morning for a four-day retreat in Hawaii. All I could think about was how he was escaping to paradise, sandy beaches, sunshine, and a full night's sleep, while I was stuck with a sick household of children and a dream of one night's rest uninterrupted. I was jealous. As I went about my day, I washed his clothes for packing and tried to prepare my mindset for the late night drop [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Marriage, Motherhood|2 Comments
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Learning to Delight in the Moment & Let Go of Mommy Guilt

I struggle with feeling guilty sometimes. Do you? Guilt for being out running errands and leaving my teenager to make lunch. Guilt for not seeing so-n-so's text message and failing to get back to them right away. Guilt for missing that call from Dad (or whomever). Guilt for having to say no to a season of sports or that other activity. Guilt for not volunteering at the church  ________ (name your ministry). Or guilt for [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|Blog, Motherhood, Nursing, Parenting|2 Comments
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The Postpartum FOG: The Week After Birth

So your expecting a baby moon? You've been carrying your sweet babe in your womb for -40+ weeks and your anxiously awaiting the moment you get to hold your baby in your arms. Then the big D-Day  arrives! You give birth, and like most, you experience one of the most exhilarating few hours post birth. You are hungry, eating like you never have before, and snuggling your sweet bundle of joy. If you are like me, you [...]

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Taking Time to Heal from Pregnancy and Birth |Postpartum Care

Time is one of our greatest commodities here on earth. And it is our responsibility to steward it well. Many might think that taking 30-45 days to rest is absurd and excessive, but did you know that women who take that time to recover and heal have less likely a chance of suffering PPD AND they are known to have longer life spans! Did you know that there are actually 4 trimesters, not three? Many [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|BIRTH, Blog, Motherhood, postpartum, pregnancy, Redeeming Childbirth|0 Comments