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The Secret to Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

I have always known that I wanted to stay home with my kids if that was in the cards for my family. So leaving my job in June 2012 wasn’t a surprise or even sad. What was a surprise was how hard the transition to being a stay-at-home mom was. I had to find my […]

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Let's Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

Can we be honest with each other? I’m a little over all the blog posts, magazine articles, and even podcasts telling me that this stage of life with young(ish) children is hard. I know it’s hard already. I’m livin’ it! And if one more wiser, older mom tells me that there will be a time […]

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Making Your Marriage a Priority

Making Your Marriage a Priority After Baby

When I was pregnant with my first son, I received more advice than I could possibly process. I couldn’t go to the grocery store without people giving me their (often unsolicited) child-rearing opinions. So around the middle of the second trimester, I just stopped listening. As soon as I’d hear the infamous “Let me give […]

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The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

I was done. I quit. I believe the exact terminology used was, “We’re done! There’s nothing you can do. I’m divorcing you. Your daughter is living with me, and you can come see her, but I’m not going to put up with this any longer. I deserve a heck of a lot better than this. […]

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Home Date Night

Home Date Nights: How We Fit It In & What We Do

Let’s start with the first question you’re asking: Why would you ever consider a home date night? Don’t get me wrong—I’m a huge fan of dates away from home. But when you have 4 kids and a husband enrolled in seminary ($$$), you either stop dating each other, orrrrr…you look for other options. We chose […]

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Father's Day for the Father-To-Be

Father’s Day for the Father-To-Be

I recently wished a friend of ours who is expecting a “Happy Mother’s Day.” She responded with a confused look and stated, “I am not a mom yet.” This conversation was then taken up with the owner of Richmond Moms Blog, Christina Tinker (@tinkertalks): When do you become a parent? Is it when you get […]

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