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10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

I love New Year’s and the fresh start January represents, so I normally kick it off with a list of resolutions as long as my arm. Some of my goals are specific and easily quantifiable: write a letter a day, read a book a week, lose 50 pounds before my son gets married in May. I believe in dreaming big!… Read more »

My Top 15 Posts for 2015

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My top 15 posts of 2015. Some good stuff here!

I intended to publish this post a week ago, but we’ve been migrating this site to a new server, and the process made it completely inaccessible for about four days. Sorry about that! The good news is, the task is done now. The bad news is, I was not able to migrate any of my WordPress subscribers. So if you… Read more »

Top 14 Posts for 2014

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My husband loves to keep tabs on my blog stats. He tracks the numbers far more faithfully than I do. What follows is a listing of my most-viewed posts of 2014 (one of which was a reblog of something he’d posted over at All Truth is God’s Truth). These top 14 include articles on marriage, parenting, homemaking, and feminism, with… Read more »

10 Things Your Teenager Hates

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10 Things Your Teenager Hates (Are you making any of these mistakes?) | http://lovinglifeathome.com

There’s no doubt about it. Navigating life with a teenager at home can be a little tricky. All those hormones raging through the bloodstream will sometimes have you walking on eggshells. (Of course, teens might say the same thing about living with a menopausal mother, but that’s another post for another day.) No parent is perfect. We all make mistakes…. Read more »

5 Lessons I Learned by Losing a Diamond

5 Lessons I Learned when I Lost My Diamond (and where to look if you lose yours) from lovinglifeathome.com

Last month, I lost the diamond out of my wedding ring — an irreplaceable family heirloom. It made me feel sick when I glanced down at my hand while dining in a local restaurant and noticed it missing, for how long, I didn’t know. Years earlier, my husband’s grandmother had taken the diamond off her own finger as soon as… Read more »

15 Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living

The Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living | Loving Life at Home

I love children and have wanted a bunch of them for as long as I can remember. Not surprisingly, this fact significantly narrowed the field of potential marriage partners back when I was in college. “Want to grab a cup of coffee?” an interested classmate might venture. “That depends,” I’d answer matter-of-factly. “How many kids do you plan to have… Read more »

19 Ways to Boost Productivity

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19 Ways to Boost Productivity | Loving Life at Home

Do you start every new year like I do, with a long list of things you want to accomplish in the following twelve months? Wouldn’t you love to look back on 2014 next December, having actually completed a large portion of that list? What follows are nineteen habits that can help those dreams become a reality: Stop procrastinating. We tend… Read more »

A Mother’s Job Description

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A Mother's Job Description - 4 Habits that Will Help You Raise Happy Children| Loving Life at Home

It’s really something we all should be doing. But when I came across this verse in my Bible reading a couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me that 1 Thessalonians 5:14 provides a particularly apt job description for mothers: “We urge you [to] admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Doesn’t that about… Read more »

50 Life Lessons I’ve Learned the Hard Way

50 Life Lessons I've Learned the Hard Way

Knowledge gained through trial and error may be the hardest earned, but it’s usually the longest remembered. Last year I posted 7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Husband, so now I’d like to share a few life lessons I’ve learned on my own. Some of these truths were acquired by accident, some due to ignorance, some because of stubbornness,… Read more »

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

The fourth of our twelve children will be leaving the nest in another couple of months, and it has my husband and me reexamining the job we have done (thus far) raising our children. Of course, we’ve made lots of mistakes (that’s another post for another day), but by the abundant grace of God (and by following the great example… Read more »

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