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This simple blue mug holds more than coffee; it holds my memories.

Mugs and Memories

It isn’t much to look at, but I love it nonetheless. I reach for it in the morning when the house is quiet and the day is new. It is…

I'm sure my daughter will learn that complaining about your body is something girls do, but she won't learn it from me.

How My Daughter Changed My Body Image

I have friends who marvel at how powerful they felt after giving birth. They say the experience of making and growing a whole human helped them realize what incredible feats…

I'm a terrible gift-giver, but once I gave my husband a Christmas gift that shocked him with its greatness.

The Best Gift I Ever Gave My Husband

Once, I gave my husband a great gift, and by that I mean only once ever. I’m not talking about the gift of my love, although that really should be…

Slow cooking isn't just for roasts and stews! If you have a crockpot, but rarely use it, read these tips, tricks, and ideas for why and when you can use a slow cooker. I love mine for summer recipes, holiday meals, and easy dinner ideas my family loves!

11 Reasons to Love Your Slow Cooker

Today I spent 15 minutes making dinner, and that included the time it took me to wash my Crock Pot insert from dinner last night. I can’t tell you how…

The Scars You Can See

Every time I shave my legs, I brush my hand over the scar that runs several inches along my right shin. It has been almost thirty years since I sliced…

Summer is a season full of promise. Here's how to make it great!

Summertime

I’m one of those moms who like summer. I can’t help it. It’s always been my favorite. From the time I was a child, summer held the promise of hot…

Lessons of motherhood are learned from experience and from the other mothers in our life. I am eternally grateful for the women who have guided me in my journey as a mom.

Lessons of Motherhood

When my husband and I decided to have children, we had a large group of people we called friends. Some were friends from childhood, others college, and still others were…

How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Silk Ties | This is an easy Easter craft that makes a great spring decoration!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

My friend Elaine is super crafty. She plans amazing themed parties for her twin grandkids’ birthdays, and when her son and daughter-in-law flew here from Colorado to celebrate their recent…

Amy Flory in I Still Just Want to Pee Alone, the follow-up to the New York Times Best Selling anthology, I Just Want to Pee Alone

I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone

I have some news to share, and it’s not about the newest book in the Pee Alone series. Back in the fall I got a new job, which was perfect…

Tips for Taking Kids to Church

“I’ll go to church when the kids are older.” “I’m too busy keeping them quiet to get anything out of it anyway.” “People give us looks when we bring the…