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    Mama’s And Angel Wings

    I wrote this post several months ago. But waited to share this until this Month. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant loss. day. While I always had compassion for those who had experienced this… I was unprepared for the grief and feelings of experiencing this loss. On a recent morning I was reading in my devotions on the topic of contentment. I began to reflect on areas of contentment in my life. Thinking way back, as young girls we like to play house, and we build dreams of what we hope the future will hold. One of my dreams all of these years, was to have four children. Two boys…

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    Books,  family,  Kids

    Books for Tots – Faith Based

    Easter is just around the corner and I try to add a book to my kids Easter baskets every year. So I thought I would share with you some of my family’s favorites! Because it is Easter I am only including faith based books in this post. (Also the post would be waaaay to long for all of them that we read) Also as a side note, I look for cute picture books. Several years ago I read an article about how children will spend hours looking at pictures and noticing all the details. So I try to keep that in mind when I am picking out a children’s book.…

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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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    She was trying to lay down and keep as clean as possible, so she carefully laid out a hand towel with ever such care and proceeded to lay her head right on top, as if to say “I’m keeping clean!”. 🙂

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    Active is Better

    Yesterday was a “growth” day for little Kaylyn. By growth, I mean she seemed to want to talk more, run more, chase more, laugh more, …you get the idea. She was so busy playing with her cousin and babbling and moving constantly! Mom dressed her in a beautiful dress that was originally thought to be her “Easter dress”. But apparently mom informed me that she in fact has several really nice dresses that can work for Easter, so Sunday was Kaylyn’s “pre-Easter” trial to see that she wouldn’t totally destroy the beautiful attire she was adorned with. 🙂 I’d say she passed with flying colors! She is most definitely a girl!