Essential Oils, family

Toddler Tantrum

After a 20-minute battle of constant crying and temper tantrums from my 2-year old, I was out of ideas to calm her down. You would think that after raising five kids through this phase, I would have a treasure box full of gems to solve any problem, right? Well, six times in I will be… Continue reading Toddler Tantrum

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JOY of CHRISTmas

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting with a very close friend of mine for a quick dinner. Both of us arrived at Panera exhausted, worn, and ready to be filled. We both had all our buttons pushed, we were feeling guilty, and beat down. While the hot chocolate with chocolate chocolate chip marshmallows and… Continue reading JOY of CHRISTmas

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“The Tickle” Challenge: Week 1

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry. James 1:19 I have read that it takes 21 days to break a habit. I have never tested that theory. I have always been a "quit cold turkey to break a habit" kind of girl. So,… Continue reading “The Tickle” Challenge: Week 1

Food for the Soul

The Tickle

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry. James 1:19 It's Monday morning. After a late night, a 4:30 a.m. "Wake up mom even though I have been sleeping through the night for 3 weeks" cry from my 7-month old baby girl, "sleeping" on… Continue reading The Tickle

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What Lord…Gestational Diabetes?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 When I was pregnant with our 4th blessing, I went in for my usual glucose test at 27 weeks. I didn't think twice about it. It was just another test I had to take. When the phone rang and it was my midwife… Continue reading What Lord…Gestational Diabetes?