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Shaver Lake – We are back

We have a few things we love to do every summer since our firstborn arrived and one of our recent favorite spots became Shaver Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains. Last year we decided not to make a reservation at Shaver Lake though because we had our big international trip planned. We have been doing… Continue reading Shaver Lake – We are back

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Parenting with a bulldog

There are moments that parenting seems oddly familiar to walking a bulldog. This is exactly what it feels like when you’re trying to get your kid to do something you know they are fully capable of doing, but they’re giving you the push back. Chops is no different. Today marks two weeks since we brought… Continue reading Parenting with a bulldog

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Let’s not ignore feelings

“It’s so important to pursue our kids. It gets busy in life and we can sometimes let those relationships slide and we can forget how quickly our children are growing up. You never want to overlook the long term relationship you’re building with your children.” That quote was from the last few minutes of a… Continue reading Let’s not ignore feelings

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Fear, there is no room for you here.

Hi there, it’s been awhile for sure! Before I just jump right in I want to say that I hope that wherever you are reading this from, I pray that you, your family, loved ones, and friends are well, calm, and healthy. With all the news, misinformation, good information, and uncertainty that I’m sure many… Continue reading Fear, there is no room for you here.

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Miraculous fixes without pain

I picked up Lysa Terkeurst’s book “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way.” Not because I’m currently going through life shattering heartache or pain, but I have been there before and I have close friends and family that are there now. I picked it up because sometimes pain, difficulties, or heartache don’t need to be… Continue reading Miraculous fixes without pain

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Encouragement for Moms

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/id290803395 I ran across this podcast today and I haven’t stopped thinking about it because there was so much that rang true to me. The title is New Hope for Moms Who Won’t Give Up, with special speaker (author & mom) Sarah Parshall Perry. This lady had me laughing, nodding in agreement and wanting to… Continue reading Encouragement for Moms

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Bring out the wonder and explore!

A couple of weeks ago I woke up tired and cranky, and with a big checklist on my mind. It was Sunday and the last couple of nights sleep leading up to Sunday had been interrupted by the girls. Lack of sleep is always a deal breaker for me but it’s certainly the new normal… Continue reading Bring out the wonder and explore!