Counting your blessings when there seem to be none

Counting your blessings when there seem to be none

It’s the season of thankfulness and this is one of my favorite times of year. Thanksgiving seems to be the one holiday focused solely on what we already have and not what we want.

But if you’re walking through a particularly difficult season of life, counting blessings might be the furthest thing on your mind. But this is when you need to count them the most.

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3 tips for getting out the door faster (with small children)

3 tips for getting out the door faster (with small children)

Today, I wanted to share with you some tips on getting yourself and your kids out the door on time -- not early -- but on time. I have three kids now and, of course, that has done nothing to simplify my life.

I asked you guys for suggestions -- and boy! did you deliver. So I have implemented some of those into my life and I'm going to share with you what has worked.

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Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Now that I'm a mom I have worked to continue the tradition with my own kids. This year is the first year my five-year-old really understands. He was excited to give Legos and Play-do (two of his favorite things) to a "friend on the other side of the world." 

There is still plenty of time this week to pack a shoe box and I wanted to give you a few reasons you would want to. 

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