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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 »

The Bundle Books I’m Reading First

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The 2014 Healthy Living Bundle

Anybody who has followed this blog for long knows that I love to read. I average about a book a week. Although I like a variety of genres, I especially enjoy books that teach me something new. The more I read, the more I learn. And the more I learn, the more I want to learn. That’s one reason I’m… Read more »

Letter to a Weary Mom

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Letter to a Weary Mom -- http://lovinglifeathome.com

Do you hang on to old letters, so you can read them again and again? I do. Especially now that handwritten notes have become such a rarity, I enjoy leafing through that stack of saved correspondence, rereading the expressions of love and appreciation and encouragement recorded there, along with a wealth of old news and commentary. One of my favorite… Read more »

Which Shall It Be?

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Pro-family poetry and artwork | lovinglifeathome.com

A friend of mine (and fellow mother of many) recently sent me a copy of the following poem. It conveys beautifully the special place each and every child occupies in a family, no matter how big or small that family is. Unfortunately, several lines had been omitted in the version of the poem my friend shared. Two things clued me… Read more »

Lost & Found

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Lost & Found | a touching story of a father's love... must read!

It was a stupid thing to do. That much is obvious. Normally, I would have spent recess swinging or sliding or riding on the merry-go-round. But that day, I sat alone at the edge of the playground holding my new ring, admiring the way it caused the sunlight to dance in my hand. The ring was a birthday gift from… 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 »

Life with You is Awesome

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Life with You is Awesome!

The children and I have been working on this little surprise for Father’s Day, based on the theme song from The Lego Movie. Of course, it’s almost impossible to keep a secret in a household our size. Since Daddy already found out about it, I decided to publish a week early. You’ll have to excuse the audio. Rap music is… Read more »

I Married a Sinner (and So Did He)

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Nothing Else to Marry

What follows is an excerpt from my book, Love Your Husband/Love Yourself. I am posting here at the request of a blogging friend from Thankful Homemaker. The letter quoted at the end of this passage is a personal one that Elisabeth Elliot sent me in response to a letter I mailed to her over a quarter century ago. That was… Read more »

Praying for Your Unborn Child

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Praying for Your Unborn Child | a free printable prayer guide from www.flandersfamily.info

A friend of mine once told me that, all through one of her pregnancies, she prayed God would give her a beautiful little girl with blue eyes and dark hair. God granted that request, but the little girl was also quite stubborn. She was so headstrong, in fact, that by the time she was two years old, my friend was… Read more »