Category Archives: Taking Care of Me

A Change in Vocabulary

Over the past few years Mark and I have worked to change our eating. We now eat very little to no gluten, no refined sugar, and no additives or preservatives as much as possible. My friend and co-worker, Lori, has … Continue reading

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6,000 Moms In One Place!

I can’t wait! This Spring I’ll be hanging out with over 6,000 moms from 40 states at the National Hearts at Home conference in Peoria, Illinois! It is the premier event for moms and I’d love for you to join the fun! … Continue reading

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Who’s In Your Tribe?

One year after our first Hearts at Home conference, I found myself driving across town alone in my filthy minivan filled with carseats and the last five weeks of Sunday School papers. I was having a conversation with God about … Continue reading

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Progress Not Perfection

I started a “read the Bible in a year plan” on January 1.  I’ve always wanted to do that, and I decided 2016 would be the year. I did well the first 15 days of January.  Then I got behind … Continue reading

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Would You Send A Valentine To a Mom Who Needs It?

We’ve all been there, feeling overwhelmed, worn down, or just needing a break. Money is tight and “taking care of me” simply has no budget. That would have been me two years ago during my breast cancer journey. We were … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason You Don’t Reach Your Goals

I’ll just put this here and put it away later. I’ll just sleep in this morning and go to the gym tomorrow morning. I’ll just have one handful of M&M’s. I’ll just fold the laundry tomorrow.  Rationalizing. We all do … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Giveaway and Where I’m Headed This Spring

If you tried to enter yesterday’s giveaway, you probably ran into a technical glitch when trying to leave a comment!  I’m so sorry!   The problem is fixed now so if you want to enter the giveaway, you can leave … Continue reading

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For My Stay-At-Home Mom Friends

Today’s post is a message of encouragement for at-home moms from Donna Otto. Donna was a keynote speaker at our Hearts at Home conferences in the early years. Her books, including Loving Life As An At-Home Mom, were a source … Continue reading

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WE WANT YOU: Join the “Better Together” Launch Team!

Can I just tell you how much I love my publisher? Moody Publishers is the absolute BEST! They have agreed to allow us to have the biggest launch team for a book release we’ve ever had!  We’re looking for a … Continue reading

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Heart Remodel

“Honey, you won’t believe this! One of the stores I install countertops for made the quartz kitchen counters wrong for this job I’m doing. The thing is…they made them wrong two times! To make up for the time I’ve not … Continue reading

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Are you a Hostess with the Mostest?

Today’s post is a guest post from Lisa Hurley. Lisa is self described as a psychologist by education, writer by nature, and stay-at-home mom by choice. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, Matt, and their two girls, ages 5 and … Continue reading

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Soul Care: Breathe

Last week I took a first ever four-day Silence and Solitude retreat all by myself. My body was tired, my soul was dry, and I knew I just needed to be with Jesus.  I shared a couple weeks ago how … Continue reading

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Come Join the Fun!

I can’t wait! In just about 7 weeks I’ll be hanging out with over 2,000 moms at the North Central Hearts at Home conference!  I’d love for you to join the fun! Women come to Hearts at Home conferences from all … Continue reading

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