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Pumpkin soup and laundry heaps

โ€œWithout oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.โ€ (Proverbs 14:4) Years ago when my husband and I were just newlyweds, a family we had recently met invited us over for dinner. I walk into the kitchen to see pumpkin soup simmering on the stove – the shell… Continue reading Pumpkin soup and laundry heaps

Cooking · Faith · Family · Kids · Parenting

Even moms need water wings sometimes

I remember a day 3 years ago when I had just dropped my 15 month old son off at daycare and returned home to prepare for my afternoon of teaching in my Grade 2 classroom. The next hour of my day was more precious than gold to me. It was squeezed in-between the busyness of… Continue reading Even moms need water wings sometimes

Cooking · Marriage · Mental health · Parenting · Self-Care

In the Name of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was a little girl I loved Valentine’s Day. I would plan my outfit carefully, with as much pink mixed in as I could find. I’dย spend hours filling out valentine after valentine to give away. My friends and I would take loads of pictures of ourselves at school, giddy… Continue reading In the Name of Love

Cooking · Health · Mindfulness

Marie Forleo’s secret to motivation – it’s the simplest one I’ve heard!

Is there an activity in your life you could find enjoyment inย yet you’veย passed it off as a waste of time so you rush through it? I feel this way about a lot of things. Cooking, cleaning, running, flossing. You know what has changed my mindset? Reading this quote by Marie Forleo: The secret to staying… Continue reading Marie Forleo’s secret to motivation – it’s the simplest one I’ve heard!