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Brilliantly Brave

The podcast is available! I was a guest on the Brilliantly Brave Parenting Podcast. And it’s LIVE TODAY wherever you listen to podcasts! Instagram: @brilliantlybrave I’m super excited and a little nervous to share some Solo-Mom Truths of my own life with y’all! God is so generous. I surely never felt

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Carousel Horses

I first fell in love with Carousels when I saw the original Mary Poppins Movie, when I was a little girl. The first time I remember riding a carousel was at Six Flags over Texas around that same time. I love to ride The Carousel! When making my list of

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Abide

The Joyful Life

The Joyful Life has quickly become my favorite magazine! If you’ve not seen my posts about it or haven’t visited the website – you should do it! I’m still loving my first issue. I’ve read the article featured in the photo more than a handful of times! Click the image

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The Joyful Life

The smell of the pages in a new book is one of my favorite things.  Until I received my first copy of The Joyful Life magazine I thought that was limited to books. When the Premier Edition arrived a bit ago I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. It’s not

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Broken Faucet

My kitchen faucet broke earlier this month. When I moved into our home, it was 1999. I was a new solo mom. I had very little in the way of extra funds and the house needed a new kitchen faucet.  It had sprung a leak. So, I sprang for a

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Off the Hook for Christmas

Anyone else still decorating for Christmas? I want to decorate the way the Hallmark Movie moms decorate for Christmas. Never-mind the fact that they have Balsam Hill doing all the grunt work. I absolutely love (and borderline covet) how they haul out the holly! Is anyone else discouraged when they

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Identity

Single Parents (not the TV show)

When I joined the ranks of Single Parents, I was certain of a handful of things. Only a handful. One: My single parent home could not look like the other single parents’ homes I had seen. The children placed in my charge were going to become the Children of God

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Solo Parenting

Crushed Cheerios Moment

Crushed Cheerios coated their tiny milk-drenched feet as we cleaned up the result of the explosion of toddler frustration that followed my final, “No, ma’am!” Of all mornings to have a melt-down, my first day at my new job as a solo-mom. Did I mention my hair was in hot rollers and

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Solo Parenting

Scriptures for Mommy

Think about this: Jesus was a toddler. And, he was a PERFECT toddler! I’m not Mary – dare I say, YOU’RE not Mary, either. And, my children were surely not Jesus! I had 3 toddlers at 3 different times. By the time the third one hit her two’s, I had

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So, they don’t test well.

When my kids were in school, I often heard parents sharing that their kids didn’t “test well.” I realized what that could mean for a student when mine got a little older and weren’t testing well! We tried tutoring, peer tutoring, study groups, and lots of tears.  I wish we

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