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Check out Amazon Best-Selling author Leah’s short blogs on parenting young children written for busy moms. Some are humorous, some are inspirational, and they will all inspire you to slow down and enjoy your young children!

The Value in Writing Thank-you Notes – even as a busy mom!

When I was 12-years-old, I loved stationary and hand-writing thank-you notes. I loved opening my drawer to find the perfect card for the recipient. I had all the time in the world, and had fun trying new ways to swirl letters. I tried to be witty and heartfelt in my LONG thank-you notes. Later, I […]

Facing Fear when you are a Christian

Facing fear. 13 weeks. That’s when I miscarried our second baby. My husband David and I had gone in for a routine OBGYN visit and ultrasound at week 10. The large black screen mounted on the wall showed a beautiful baby that was still at the bottom of my uterus. Instead of the reassuring THUD, […]

Finding out we were pregnant with baby #4!

How we found out we were pregnant with baby number four! FINDING OUT “Honey!” I whispered, shaking Dave’s sleeping form in the dark room at 6:45 am. “HONEY! I just took a pregnancy test and there is a faint line. I think I might be pregnant. But I also think I don’t know.” Dave, half-asleep, […]

The Power of Ordinary Motherhood

What you are doing MATTERS     I don’t think you get it, Mom. I don’t think you get it at all. You think what you do each day is ordinary. Wiping bottoms and noses. Tossing a frozen pizza in your oven. Washing the same pan over and over. But it’s not ordinary. It’s not […]

The Last Summer

The last summer Every Sunday, my husband David and I have a scheduling meeting to go over the week. We often sit down with steaming mugs of coffee to add some comfort to a high-stress meeting. Ha! I grab my hanging wall calendar, he grabs his iphone calendar and we schedule. When I leave, I […]

Esther’s First Ballet Lesson

  When I was a tired mother of a baby and a toddler, I enjoyed reading one chapter of the book “Mitten Strings from God” before I went to sleep each night. Her nostalgic, beautifully written stories of motherhood made me savor my children as gifts, instead of just work all day. So, every now […]

Perspective in the little years

During the girls’ naptime, Samson’s imagination and independent play run wild. Today he created an elaborate party, complete with kid snacks at each of our places at our wooden kitchen table, games like “bobbing for apples” set out (my stainless steel mixing bowl full of water on the kitchen floor with a lone apple floating, […]

Why I Believe in Vacationing with Kids

This picture, to me, is what vacations with kids are all about: THE FUN MEMORIES. My dad’s dad – my grandfather – owned several successful businesses in Pine-tree-dotted small town Magnolia, Arkansas. But unfortunately, he went to be with the Lord at a young age. My mother never even met him. I think that experience […]

Working Out Post-Children

I went running for the first time since having Hannah this week. (Because, what better time to start than at THE BEACH, right?!??) When I was single, I used to run three times a week – even ran a few 5k and 10k races. (Light stuff compared to my sister that runs marathans, my brother […]

Stop and Smell Your Children – ENJOY parenting!

One thing I realized, when I was overwhelmed with a baby and a toddler, is that I couldn’t change my circumstances. Every day was chaos. Every day was full of nonstop work. And often working in the night, too! Whew! I felt like a rat on a spinning wheel that couldn’t jump off. I knew […]

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The Value in Writing Thank-you Notes – even as a busy mom!

When I was 12-years-old, I loved stationary and hand-writing thank-you notes. I loved opening my drawer to find the perfect card for the recipient. I had all the time in the world, and had fun trying new ways to swirl letters. I tried to be witty and heartfelt in my LONG thank-you notes. Later, I […]

Facing Fear when you are a Christian

Facing fear. 13 weeks. That’s when I miscarried our second baby. My husband David and I had gone in for a routine OBGYN visit and ultrasound at week 10. The large black screen mounted on the wall showed a beautiful baby that was still at the bottom of my uterus. Instead of the reassuring THUD, […]

Finding out we were pregnant with baby #4!

How we found out we were pregnant with baby number four! FINDING OUT “Honey!” I whispered, shaking Dave’s sleeping form in the dark room at 6:45 am. “HONEY! I just took a pregnancy test and there is a faint line. I think I might be pregnant. But I also think I don’t know.” Dave, half-asleep, […]

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