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Just a Small Town Girl

Don’t forget to enter the book giveaway–Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn–here before Friday! *     *     * As Jacob gets older, I’m consciously posting less about who he is and how he behaves. I don’t know what the Internet will have become by the time he’s an adult, or even a teenager, and […]

January 14, 2014

Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Dear Ethan V

Dear Ethan,   Sunday is the two-year anniversary of losing you. Two weeks later is the two-year anniversary of finding out we’d lost you.   The last couple weeks have been full of celebration around our house—first Henry’s birthday and aunts and uncles coming home, then Christmas, and last night, New Year’s Eve. Sometimes the […]

January 1, 2014

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Gratitude for the Season

The second half of this year was a big transition for our family, and it’s been both wonderful and challenging. I’ve only recently come to realize that it’s okay that we’re not totally settled yet. With two little kids, and hopefully more to come, we’re going to be in a state of flux for the […]

December 24, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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