Category Archives: Taking Care of Me

Give the Gift of Holiday Freedom

We didn’t spend Thanksgiving with a single one of our five children.  Did it feel odd? Yes. Was it the best for everyone? We think so. Our oldest daughter and her husband alternate holidays with his family and our family; … Continue reading

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We’re Better Together!

I met her at the park this summer. Mark and I had two of the grandkids for the week and I had decided we would spend the day out and about visiting some of our city’s parks. She was playing … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help a Grieving Parent

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Today’s post was written by Emily Fawcett who understands the reality of infant loss.  I asked Emily to share how a mom can help … Continue reading

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You’re Still At Home?

I was a stay-at-home mom for over twenty years. In fact, my first book, Professionalizing Motherhood was written specifically for moms at home. It’s still in print and making a difference in the lives of moms at home all over … Continue reading

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Mom School

It was our second or third Hearts at Home conference when a mom stopped me in the hallway and told me that her kids called Hearts at Home “mom school.” I loved that picture! Think about it: Motherhood is the … Continue reading

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What To Do While You’re Waiting

Today’s post is a guest post from Olivia Ryan. Olivia serves as a volunteer on the Hearts at Home radio team. She’s a Midwest native who lives to inspire women to bear and share hope with the world. Hands down … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Join…Invite!

Last week I heard from a mom who has felt very frustrated in her friendships. She feels like she has joined so many groups looking for friendships, but they’ve never formed. I understand her frustration.  That was me many years … Continue reading

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Finding Balance: One Major One Minor

You are smart. You are talented. You will probably be asked to do lots of things. Work at Vacation Bible School. Serve as room mom. Coach the soccer team. Serve on the moms group leadership team.  Then you might throw … Continue reading

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Surviving The Stress of Moving

I remember when Mark and I packed up a U-Haul and moved our family from Indianapolis, Indiana to Lincoln, Illinois. We had a two-year-old and a six-week old. Two years later we moved our family from Lincoln, Illinois to Bloomington, … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Donned in those fashionable surgical clothes, a cap over my hair, all jewelry removed, and a pen in hand to make an X over my right breast so the doctor is assured to work on the correct side, I face … Continue reading

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4 Gifts Every Mom Needs For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us and if you haven’t thought about what you are going to do for mom, you may be looking for gift ideas.  Jewelry, flowers, and cards are wonderful gifts for any mom to receive, but I’d … Continue reading

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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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