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13
Jul
2015

And That’s OK

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Live

  I still have Easter decorations waiting to be put away…and that’s ok. I haven’t unpacked the last four boxes from when we moved in over a year ago…and that’s ok. There are projects yet to be sewn or glued together…and that’s ok. I haven’t lost those pesky last 5 pounds…and that’s ok. Most likely […]

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10
Jul
2015

How to Lose a Pet

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How to lose a pet, family matters, grace based parenting

  Early this year, our family had to make one of the toughest choices we’ve faced in a while. We had to choose to lose our dog. I know what you’re thinking…no, we didn’t leave him on someone’s doorstep or drive him out to the country. He was always more than capable of getting lost […]

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09
Jul
2015
Grace Feature Image

The above file has been designed to be printed in an 8×10 format. What you do with the images is really up to you.  Pin it.  Print it.  Frame it.  Hang it.  Memorize it.  Save it to use as your phone’s wallpaper.  The options are endless. Enjoy.

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08
Jul
2015

Filter Wanted

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Grace Based Parenting

I wish I could FILTER my thoughts, words and life like….my son does.   My thoughts and words aren’t always pretty. I wish they were. They often come pouring from my mind through my mouth like a coffee maker without a filter. (Sipping on coffee grounds is simply unpleasant!) I’ve improved over time and I […]

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daughters

Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

  I can be pretty rough as a parent. I could blame it on my childhood, learning to be tough as I played with boys older and bigger than me. I could blame it on a lack of examples of men who themselves were able to show emotions appropriately. But I know that I am […]

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01
Jul
2015
looking back

Sometimes I wonder if my children have any chance at turning out remotely normal. After a long day of time outs, impatient conversations and more sugar than veggies in their diet, I often feel like I’m damaging my children for life. I long to parent my kids with grace on a daily basis, but struggle […]

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29
Jun
2015

At The Top

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Grace based parenting, Family matters, Ivy Weesner

  I would prep all morning; motivated by this great little place that I’d found at the top of a mountain my kids just had to see! We would have a picnic there at the top, under this perfect little tree with a sitting rock and we would revel in the climb we just conquered. […]

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Family matters, Fourth of July, Grace based parenting, Pinterest

We may have gone a little overboard this year, but we just loved everything red, white and blue on Pinterest! Next weekend is one of our country’s biggest patriotic celebrations which means time off of work, fun outside, fireworks and good eats!   Snap, Crackle and Pop your way over to Pinterest and visit both […]

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24
Jun
2015

Blessings on the Beach

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Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Here I am sitting on the shore looking at my beautiful children playing in the surf…just loving them so much.  There are moments when I’m overcome with the depth of my love for them. Watching them laugh, play and even help each other in the surf blesses me immeasurably. We needed this time.  This […]

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