Finding "God and I" Time: A Personal Testimony

Finding "God and I" Time: A Personal Testimony

Totally honest post here. I have always been horrible at keeping up with my personal devotions. I grew up in a Christian home and my parents always read us (or had us read, as we got older) a chapter from the Bible each night, or we would do the Daily Bread devotionals, so I always justified that was good enough for me. My youth directors at church really tried to encourage us to do devotions daily, but it was hard to stay accountable. I learned pretty quickly that I could answer all the questions in the booklets on the 5-minute ride over to church, so I really never got into the meat of the Word, if ya know what I mean. I even went to a Christian school, where they encouraged us to get in the Bible, but I figured I was pretty good on my Bible, between school, home, and church, so, what did it matter?

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Five Baby Items You Didn't Know You Needed

Five Baby Items You Didn't Know You Needed

When I was pregnant with Elli, the thought of starting a baby registry was just so overwhelming. There were just so many brands and opinions and advice out there. I remember talking to a "seasoned" mom about whether or not I should register for just a convertible car seat or an infant car seat. She said, "Oh, you don't need an infant car seat." (Insert my eyes pop out of my head.)...

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The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review

The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review

If you are a mom, you need this book.

If you aren't a mom, but want to be a mom and you desire motherhood, you need this book.

If you have a mom friend in your life, this book would make a perfect gift for her!

by Ashley Gadd and the writers of Coffee + Crumbs is a collection of short stories ranging from real life parenting to adoption and foster care to miscarriage and loss. You will laugh and cry along with each of the stories. These ladies share their hearts, their experiences, and their lives. The Magic of Motherhood is simply a wonderful book for all kinds of mothers!

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Gratefulness: April Link Up

Gratefulness: April Link Up

Today, I'm linking up with Renee over at Mulling Over My Morning Coffee, and this month's word is GRATEFULNESS. Check out her blog and join in on her monthly link up. :-)

For the last couple of weeks, things have just seemed overwhelming. I've recently entered my third trimester of pregnancy and I just can't seem to keep up the energy to keep my stuff together. Like cleaning. I like a clean home...who doesn't? But lately, it has seemed as though as soon as one room was cleaned, another one somehow turned into a wreck. Perfect example-- a couple of weeks ago...

 

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The Song That Will Change Your Toddler's Life

The Song That Will Change Your Toddler's Life

Have you ever been in that situation where your child just won't. stop. crying? As a first time parent, it can be overwhelming. As a not-first time parent, it can be annoying or frustrating. Maybe you're not a parent, but you babysit or nanny like I did for years-- non-stop crying can be terrifyingly overwhelming, especially when the kid just. won't. stop.

Well. A friend posted a certain song on Facebook and swore by it. She claimed this song stopped her chlid's tears almost immediately. I too was a skeptic. Until desperate times called for desperate measures.

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