Tag Archives: children

thanking teachers this Christmas

Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation. Teachers invest all they have into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare. When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I … Continue reading

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seeing our children for who they'll become

When we’re running late and the clock is ticking to get out of the house, a certain five-year-old suddenly feels it necessary to move in slow motion. As I’m throwing wipes in the diaper bag and corralling children, he’s taking … Continue reading

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play with your kids

Parenthood is a straight-up adventure. These imaginative little boys of mine take me on wild rides all the time. And while there are certainly times when I want to tuck-and-roll, most of my motherhood moments are magical. My heart swells when I see … Continue reading

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favorite adoption book for kids: a mother for choco

Every once in a while, we field a really silly adoption question. It goes a little something like this: Will you tell Joseph he was adopted? Our reaction is usually laughter. Because it’s a little obvious. We’ve been talking with … Continue reading

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31 days of living free: when your son has autism

I’m encouraged and inspired by my friend Katrina’s mama-bear strength and positivity. Katrina’s heart for God and others just shines, and I’m honored to share her story of living free while parenting a child with autism. Chances are, someone close to you is … Continue reading

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31 days of living free: love letters from God

Grace became personal when I realized that the Bible isn’t a rule book or a history book, but a living, breathing love story. His Story is love. How often do we forget that God has a deep and wide love for … Continue reading

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sharing a sweet future

As a magazine journalism major, I had big dreams about changing the world with my words. While there was a side of me that had stars in my eyes for glamorous glossies, the other part of my heart was torn … Continue reading

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