Currently. {Vol. 26}

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Thinking about: The blessings, peace, hope and indescribable joy poured out over us this weekend.  It's been quite the start to the Easter season.  On top of that, Easter is my favorite day of the year.  No, not the bunny version (although, didn't you love Brina's thoughts on the whole bunny, egg thing??).  It simply is such a beautiful, joyful day.  Not to mention so many special memories of God working in my life in beautiful ways on Easter's past. This Easter we had the special pleasure of a … Continue reading...

Mama’s Meals:: Tuscan Kale Salad

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I've got a good one for you today, mama's!  Not only is this out of this world tasty, but out of this world healthy too! I know I'm not the only one who has gotten into the kale craze, right?  It's hard not to when it's been labeled a superfood.  I won't get into the nitty gritty of what makes kale just so awesome, but head over here if you are interested in the break down of all the great nutrients found in kale. The problem for most people is that kale isn't all that yummy on it's own. … Continue reading...

Should I Hide Breastfeeding? :: Dr. Mom Answers

Dr. Mom Answers

Jenna asked this question on A Mama Collective's Facebook Page:: Post by A Mama Collective. And here's my response to the question, "Should I hide breastfeeding from my children?" NO!  Definitely not.   Especially not if you want them to grow up to be pro-breastfeeding!   Breastfeeding is a totally normal, natural way of feeding out children and there is nothing shameful in it.  My youngest baby came when my oldest boys were 6 and 9.  I worried that maybe I should be a little more … Continue reading...

Reflections :: 15/52

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This week and a half has been so hard. It brought my spirit down in a way that I've never felt before. I almost felt like it was an attack... an attack on my family and my soul right before Holy Week. I told you guys before in my Currently a little bit about the sickness that overwhelmed us these days, and it never seems to end. Someone always gets sick. And my spirit, it hurts. I know I sound dramatic, and I know so many other mothers go through the same things with their children when they're … Continue reading...

Giant Bunnies, Painted Eggs… and the Resurrection? {Guest Post}

Giant bunnies

So really, what do giant bunnies have to do with the Sacrificial Lamb, who was slain for my sins, so that I might be set free? Humm... Well, absolutely nothing. Now, we could get into the historical origins of the Easter celebration, and how Christians (supposedly) replaced the Pagen holy day Eostre and the spring equinox with what we call Easter. Now, I have no excuses for the giant bunny (straight out of an 80's sci-fi) but here is a post that might better explain why we celebrate the … Continue reading...

Currently. {Vol.25}

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Thinking about how sickness has crippled us. It started on Tuesday when Lia (4) had a fever and seemed really lethargic and sick. It wasn't good. Then we went down, one by one. Siena caught the bug, but her sickness escalated and she got croup (quickly). We went to the hospital on Friday night and she had a couple of treatments and steroids and was sent home around 5am. It was truly awful. I had so much compassion and empathy for parents that go to the the emergency department for their kids! … Continue reading...

Mama’s Meals:: Homemade Pretzels

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It was a Sunday afternoon and it had been a fairly slow weekend.  I was getting a bit antsy and the kids were too.  We weren't feeling up for a trip out, so I began to rack my brain for out-of-the-box things to do with the kids to keep us all busy and happy. Enter in HOMEMADE PRETZELS! My kids love standing up to the counter, taking turns pouring in the measured ingredients.  They quietly overlook the mixing bowl as it goes round and round.  This project was even more kid friendly … Continue reading...