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    Household,  Thoughts

    On Top of the World

    As some may know, I am a stay at home mom. This requires me to wear many hats: maid, cook, teacher, organizer, etc. And I love this job. It fills my heart with joy to be able to spend the day with my children, to make my house look homey, or have an inviting environment for my husband to come home to. Especially when it has been a good day at home, I feel confident, successful, and able to take on the world. This morning I am on top of the world… I am following my schedule. It is only 7:30am and I have laundry going, breakfast baking, devotions finished,…

  • family,  Love of Country,  Thoughts

    My Memorial Day Musings

    Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays. As a child it was just a holiday to kick off the beginning of summer. But as I have gotten older the real meaning of Memorial Day has really settled in my heart. I like to think I have always had a patriotic heart, if you will. But while I knew it was about the fallen soldiers, I failed to connect the dots to real people. But it was through the help of my grandfather that it became more than just a day – it became about people. In grade school I learned the poem, In Flanders Field by John McCrae. Then,…

  • family,  Thoughts

    What Daily Memories?

    Most people don’t like it (at least not at first). Many people say you should do it. It never seems to stick for very long even when you do try it… What is it? JOURNALING of course! I was reading a book over the last couple of weeks (which I might get into in another post), and the author mentioned getting into the habit of journaling each day. This is not a word I’ve cared at all for up to this point in my life! I know I’ve tried this in the past and it never seems to stick. But then the author proceeded to explain his struggles also with…

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    family,  Kids,  Thoughts

    Spontaneously Planned

    Kids have an adept ability to be creative, competitive, thoughtful, rude, kind, and mean, all in the same day! I will share something that happened this week with the kids at home. We were enjoying a couple of nights ago at home as a family. Nothing fancy or costly. We played a game or two, and the kids got to release a bunch of energy “playing” with dad. The “dad can we please play with you” request, which I seem to hear EVERY day, is code for “lets climb and wrestle all over you until you’re too tired and then keep doing it some more”! Honestly, it’s these evenings that…

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    family,  Thoughts

    The Enchanting Hour

    There is a special time in my house that a friend of mine calls the enchanting hour. A time when my house is still. During that time I read, write, fold laundry, or occasionally catch up on a show. Mainly it is a quiet time. If dishes are in the sink, I leave them for the time being. The vacuuming can wait for later. Literally, if anything noisy needs to be done, I can ABSOLUTELY leave it alone! Why? Because it is nap time, and I want my kids to go to sleep!  But seriously, I have other reasons why is this such a special time as well. This is…