February 2013

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If you are anything like me, you are still trying to use up the numerous bags in the freezer of shredded zucchini from the last couple of seasons.  If not, you can just buy a couple and still make this amazing dessert!  By request, here is one of our favorite recipes. Zucchini Bars 2 cups

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In the past month, 2 separate couples that we know have chosen to do away with unnatural birth control methods to embrace Natural Family Planning and have thanked us for being open and honest about it.  Can I just start by saying how amazing that is!?!?  Although we really can’t take credit for their decision, we

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~1~   Monday the kids and I headed north to the Twin Cities to spend a few days with our favorite little guy and his parents.  So fun to see his reaction when his friends come to visit.  And thank God for amazing friends. ~2~ Traveling alone with the kids was another first for me. 

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Finding Hope and Healing (With or Without a Rainbow) For this post, we will share our experiences with longing for another baby to fill our empty arms. Some experienced a subsequent pregnancy after loss. Some may be fearful of embarking on that journey again. Some may not be able to have another child, whether due

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She’s full of surprises this little girl of mine.  ::During quiet time she emptied an entire water bottle while spraying an entire box of kleenex, one at a time.  Why?  “Because it sounded fun.”  ::I was attempting to relax in a bath after the kids were in bed for the night when I heard a

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~ Mirror, Mirror ~ The Comparison Trap Mothers often fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to one another. This is a trap many women fall into. We compare our families, mothering styles, fashion sense, careers or lack thereof, bodies, etc. Even mothers with babies in heaven compare the way we grieve our children. I

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For you inquiring minds who want to know, here is a peek into a day in the life of our little homeschool: Morning(school time): My personal alarm goes off at 4:50am most mornings.  I sneak out of the house before the sun comes up and go workout for 45 minutes.  If everyone is still sleeping