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We’re all God’s children

This week we started up morning devotions with the kids again. Just like in my personal life, sometimes I'm better about it than others. (Lately we've been using Jesus Today by Sarah Young) The kids aren't strangers to religion or discussions about faith. They attend Catholic school and when they're with us, we attend a growing multi-ethnic evangelical…

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Meet Fergus

Though Fergus has been a member of our family for a few months, I haven't shared the story of how he arrived.  Tim had long been ready to add a furry member to our family, but I was reluctant. I knew I would eventually relent and confronted with a summer in which I had more free…

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Birthday Reflections

Last week, I celebrated my 37th birthday. My nieces made me these super special cards: Millie and her sperm balloons I will totally accept Claire's declaration as a 9 year old that I am young. Yes. Game on. Tim and the kids made me feel incredibly special over the span of several days. And though I cherish the beautiful flowers,…

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But if you WANT Legos…

While practicing sight words this week, Yoseph struggled with the difference between "went" and "want". His Gammy, Tim's mom Dolly, suggested the following sentence as he was trying to sound out "want". "I WENT to the store because I ____ some Legos." He continued in his bewilderment and frustration for a little bit until he finally burst…

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God Cares About Legos

No, seriously. He does. God cares about Legos. At the beginning of July, I ordered a pack of Lego "guys" for each of the kids as a surprise. Avengers for Yoseph, Disney princesses for Ana. Yo's arrived early but Ana's weren't projected to arrive until sometime between 8/1-8/22. She handles disappointment so much better than the average 8…

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Speaking their language

I am a huge proponent of the Five Love Languages. My primary language, especially to express, is gifts. It's not uncommon for me to buy the kids something while they're gone, whether it's something they need or something I think they would just enjoy. Recently, Ana needed new undies. Not the most exciting thing to buy, but…

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Domestic Powers

I don't really fancy myself an overly domestic person, though I've become more so since I got married. This year, I bought a rolling pin AND planted flowers by our sidewalk, so I figure that's about as good as it gets. Every once in a while, I'm struck by something we do or use for convenience that…

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