But I Wanted a New One!

But I Wanted a New One!

I recently made the mistake of bringing a purple vitamin beverage into my prized "She Shed." This is the room in the house that is all mine. I live with 4 boys and I designed the room to be a sacred and beautiful space just for me. Well, I set the drink on the side...

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Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

As you can see from the video, my son Cohen loves to dance! His favorite type of music is worship (listening to Joy Worship) and 90s rap. He has eclectic taste! Not only does Cohen's dancing make me giggle, but it inspires me for several reasons. First, no one had to...

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A Good Cry

A Good Cry

I had a good cry today. I'm a crier. I cry when I'm happy. I cry when I'm sad. I cry when I'm tired. I cry regularly and I cry often! A friend of mine once told me, "Elsie, God has given you so much passion, it comes out your eyes!" I love that. Our...

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Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had

Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had

I've shared with you previously that I've been diligently working on my nutrition and exercise in order to get my pre-baby body back. I've recently kicked up my working out and I am SORE. I'm experiencing pain in muscles that I didn't even know existed! I'd heard of...

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A Mess That Impacts Others

A Mess That Impacts Others

Are you a dog person? I have to admit, I am not. I know, I know. That probably is not a popular opinion to share, but it is honest. I became a dog Mom when I married my husband. We are the owners of a big, fluffy, rambunctious, golden doodle named Wrigley. He is cute...

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A Snowball of Lies

A Snowball of Lies

Our older boys (11 and 13) love to have snowball fights outside with their Dad. I think they love the opportunity to pummel each other without fear of getting in real trouble. Snowballs only get bigger by adding more snow to them. They don't get bigger on their own....

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Mittens and Boots

Mittens and Boots

Our family had the opportunity to go to an outdoor Winterfest at a camp recently. There was ice-skating, ice climbing, snowshoeing, tubing, wagon rides, pony rides and a petting zoo. We had a great time as a family! This was the first time our baby Cohen had spent a...

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To All the Mommas

To All the Mommas

Momma, I see you. We are almost 1 year into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. That means...- 1 year of living the quarantine life- 1 year of your children home from school with decreased extra-curricular activities- 1 year of mask wearing, washing, repeat,...

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Thank You

Thank You

Our big boys have developed a beautiful habit—one for which I may not take credit! They express their gratitude to me by saying thank you for making them dinner. I know, so sweet right? What 11 and 13 year old do that? Everyone wants to feel valued and appreciated. We...

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The Perfect Friend

The Perfect Friend

John 15:15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. Proverbs 18:24A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is...

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