• Dad Potatoes
    March 29, 2016

    In a Pair of Wal-Mart Sneakers

    Moseying through Wal-Mart the other day my eyes landed on a familiar pair of sneakers. A feather light pair of gray men’s shoes with velcro fast...
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    May 24, 2014

    16 Things I Learned in Our 1st Year of M...

    It hardly seems possible, but June 8th is just around the corner. Since I don’t know where we will be then, I decided to go ahead and post my an...
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    April 22, 2014

    The Trunk of Self & Sentimentality

    Yesterday I sat down to deal with the trunk of sentimentality. I thought I was going to have to make many hard decisions, but really… I was surp...
  • miscarriage-momma
    March 19, 2014

    The Miscarriage Misconception

    Today, my husband and I received a card. It was from someone reaching out to us, letting us know that though they didn’t know what we were going thr...
  • nursing_home_ministry
    March 9, 2014

    What I Love About My Husband

    My husband has fascinated me from the very first time I met him. Believe it or not, this is only a smattering of the things I love about him. I...
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The Only One for Me: Mixie Bottle Review and GIVEAWAY!

Is it possible to fall in love with a bottle? I’ve fallen in love with a bottle. I mean, seriously. It’s real folks. Every time I look at it my…

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The Formula Stain

“Are you breast-feeding him?” That seems to be the question of the hour. Usually, I don’t mind. It’s a point of conversation for most people, and if you’re a friend,…

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The Power of a Prayer Request: Zane’s Arrival

It’s been two whole months since my son made his dramatic and premature entrance into this world. It’s hard to believe time can pass so quickly –that the little 3lb….

Bump Police

The Bump Police & Pregnancy Shaming

I’ll never forget the moment I looked in the mirror and noticed I was showing. I was 14 weeks and out of nowhere my belly just exploded outwards, screaming “PREGNANT!”…

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The Diaper Strategy

Somewhere around five months pregnant I came home from a trip to the store, plopped down on our couch with a giant box of Pampers, and studied every little detail…

Dad Potatoes

In a Pair of Wal-Mart Sneakers

Moseying through Wal-Mart the other day my eyes landed on a familiar pair of sneakers. A feather light pair of gray men’s shoes with velcro fasteners, priced at a mere…

Coupon Pyschology

Why Coupons Aren’t All That

Mark and I had a little spat in February. Before you scoot up on the edge of your seat, eager to be filled in on such juicy private details as…

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Dear Zane

“His name is Zane Benaiah. I will know him as Benaiah.” Those were the words God spoke to me as I struggled to comprehend the news your father had just…

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Cheesy Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

I bet if you asked my mother if she ever thought I would like meatloaf, it would be a resounding “never.” I don’t think she ever made meatloaf, and it’s…

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He’s Worth It

I smiled to myself when I heard a newly married wife recounting the immaculate breakfast she made for her husband. Heaps of sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, waffles and orange…