What Stitch Fix did for our family

Last month, I opened the front door to find a large package with a return address from Stitch Fix, but I hadn’t scheduled a new order. I opened the box to discover all kinds of skin care supplies for Brenna and a couple of small, wrapped gifts for both Connor and Brenna. “Your stylist shared with us what your family has been going through with Brenna’s recent hospitalization, and we wanted to send you a few things to let you know that we were thinking of you,” the hand-written card said ....more

Even when you don’t feel thankful, you can still praise

It is certainly easy to say thank you when we get what we want. When all is going well in life, it’s not hard to thank everyone around us, to thank God. Thank you for this job, for this food, for this bonus, for our kids’ health, for our big, beautiful home ....more

The importance of hearing “good job” as a parent

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{Celebrating Beautiful} Living One Handed: a guest post by Ryan Haack

In blogging for the last 4 years, I’ve written about many different topics, but one theme that has remained constant has been my focus of...more

Finishing my manuscript

This weekend I began to crawl out of the deep, dark cave I’ve been settled in for the last month known as “impending book deadline.” Even with a good writing schedule and a small chunk of time almost every morning to dedicate to book writing, it became so consuming. I truly loved every second of it – even...more

Finding what activities work for our family, and talking to your kids about differences: My first podcast with Bringing Up Betty!

Last week aired the very first podcast episode I’ve had the honor of participating in! Bringing Up Betty is a new podcast for...more

Scooby Doo and Mouse who says Boo: Halloween 2015

Somewhere along the line, Connor discovered the adventures of Scooby Doo, and every chance he has at the library, he chooses a new Scooby movie to take home. So it was no surprise when he wanted to be his favorite character for Halloween. I suppose I could have gotten really match-y and turned Brenna into Scrappy Doo (Scooby’s little nephew), but then I had this adorable mouse costume hanging in our closet that my mom made for me when I was two years old ....more

Friday Favorites, October 30

We’re ready for Halloween in this house, and I have a pretty cute jack-o-lantern for decoration! Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite reads, links and moments from the past few weeks… This month, I finished – and loved –...more

No matter how you do Halloween, we’re all #doingood

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