Happy Valentine’s Day

I kind of think Valentine’s Day is an overrated, cheesy, Hallmark holiday. Sorry if you find that a bit harsh. My husband and I much prefer to go on a date night some random night of the week that’s not on a Holiday. We prefer going out on nights that aren’t crazy busy wherever we are going. It doesn’t mean we aren’t romantic or judge others for doing something special on valentine’s day, it’s just not for us.

My (sorta minimalist) Advice: Kids Christmas Gifts

"Whatever your reason to celebrate Christmas, there are a lot of us moms who feel completely overwhelmed and overloaded with all the 'stuff' that being a parent brings. This isn’t just a Christmas problem either, it happens at birthdays too. So please take a minute and hear us all out. A lot of moms these …

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What This Christian Mom Really Thought of The Incredibles 2

We recently saw The Incredibles 2 as a family. I had heard great things about the movie but nothing super specific. Having loved the first one I didn't think much of it, of course we'd go see the second! Especially after successfully completing 100 days of no TV during the summer, it would be fun …

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Dear Rachel Hollis

If you are looking for more reading about Rachel Hollis and her book and you’re a Christian who cares about upholding a Biblical worldview and wants to think more about this matter, I highly recommend this article here http://www.katiepolski.com/?p=1312 ! It’s a well thought post that goes into much more detail than I did, since I actually didn’t read the book (and don’t plan to). Thanks everyone!

The Orchid Post

Dear Rachel Hollis,

Actually, dear Rachel Hollis followers:

You don’t know me and that’s okay. I likely don’t know you either. I am not here to pass judgments or criticism. I want to be careful with the way I may or may not offer criticism online. I’m not out to make enemies, I’m out to make friends.

Consider this post a polite exhortation, or maybe an encouragement to think beyond the self-help mantra.

I follow Rachel Hollis on social media and believe me she says a lot of inspiring, encouraging, and motivating things that do get me thinking and doing. I have not read her book so when I mean to take this post with a grain of salt I MEAN IT. I really am not in a position to offer a well-rounded or thorough review or critique.

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Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Dear teachers, Teaching is no joke. I've only just begun the formal education process with my own kids and I already realize this. Now, of course, there are major differences between homeschooling and education in a public or private facility. However, there are enough similarities that I feel I can now empathize with just a …

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How’s The TV Fast Going????!?!?!?! Day 71. (Shh I cheated)

I haven't forgotten!!! There have just been so many things to do, other stuff to think about, things to write about, the TV fast has not been on my mind hardly at all lately. I think that must mean the fast is accomplishing it's purpose?? If you are like, WHAT is she talking about. Go …

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A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Lately, I've been trying to focus on having better home maintenance. What I mean is keeping things tidy on a regular basis. I have to be real here and tell you that I am not good at this! I never have been. I do not like cleaning or picking up. Part of me does love …

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