About Laura

A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto ūüé∂, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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Mom Spotlight: Heidi

Happy Mother’s Day Week! ¬†This week we are showcasing some of our favorite moms! Heidi and I “met” online 17 years ago when we were both pregnant with our oldest children. ¬†What started as an online parenting message board grew to a close community of about 40 women. ¬†We still keep in touch! ¬†It’s my […]

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Mom Spotlight: Ashley

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! ¬†I’m so excited to share with you some Mom interviews¬†on the blog this week. The first mom I’m showcasing is Ashley. ¬†Ashley and I attend church together. ¬†She is a high school counselor for a local high school. ¬†She also happens to have two of THE. CUTEST. KIDS. on social media. […]

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Mom Spotlights

Being a mom is hard – no matter what stage you’re in. ¬†It bothers me when seasoned moms make light of new mom struggles. Just because you mastered it, and you’re looking at that period of life through your now-rose-colored classes doesn’t mean that it wasn’t hard when you were in the midst of it! […]

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Parenting Teenagers is Hard.

I love my teenagers. ¬†They are fun, and I love spending time hanging out with them. ¬†When it comes to parenting teenagers, there’s a learning curve. ¬†I’m still the¬†parent.¬† And I still have the responsibility to protect my children¬†and provide guidelines for them¬†that help them¬†make good choices. ¬†Soon, though, they will be on their own […]

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Friday Finds

What? ¬†Two posts in one week? ¬†I know. ¬†You should be impressed. ¬†I just thought I’d take a few minutes to share some awesome finds¬†from this week. Beauty & the Beast. ¬†Oh my. ¬†It was every bit as lovely as I imagined it would be. ¬†I smiled through the whole thing. ¬†If you haven’t seen […]

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Monday Musings

Hello out there… anyone still here? ¬†It’s a good thing that blogging isn’t my job because I’m not very good at it lately… This post has changed my life. ¬†I stumbled across it last fall and asked for an Aeropress and a Milk Frother¬†for Christmas and my sweet mother obliged. ¬†Let me just tell you, […]

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Monday Musings

Welcome 2017! ¬†I was ready for the new year. ¬†The Fall of 2016 was not great for me… I¬†had some growing pains as a parent, but in retrospect, my general bad attitude may have been attributed to my hormones being¬†out of whack, so who knows. ¬†2017 is here and I have new patches. ¬†Whoop! ¬†However, […]

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My Sweet Grandma

So many good memories I have of Grandma place her in the¬†kitchen. ¬†I picture her standing at the counter stirring saccharine tablets into her tea with a long spoon and slightly shaking hands. ¬†I picture her sitting around the table with “the cousins” playing Hand and Foot or Skipbo. ¬†I picture her using the special […]

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The Dreaded “D” Word – Dating

So, I pretty much do not have this parenting thing figured out. ¬†Just this morning all three of my teen/tween daughters were upset with me before 8:00 a.m. so you can take any advice from me with a grain of salt. My daughters are at the age where they are noticing boys… and boys are […]

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Monday Musings

I was looking at sweet little baby pictures earlier and caught myself thinking, “Oh, I miss that!” And then I quickly came back to my senses. ¬†But oh, how sweet are those newborns! We had to have a family conference just to figure out how we were all going to get to all the places […]

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