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  Every night before our girls go to sleep, they snuggle up next to a soft pink bear blankie. It’s called our Kirby Bear. She’s almost four years old and has small rips along her edges. I have to wash her frequently because besides bed time, she is what the ...
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The azaleas are blooming bright white and magenta pink here in the south. Grass, prickly and green, shoots up making way for bare feet to graze. Our days are getting longer, warmer. Easter is almost here, reigning in the sweetness of spring. Children enjoy baby chicks, coloring eggs in soft ...
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This post was first published in March 2012. May it help you to make wise decisions today! She grips this life harder than ever before. Wrapping her hand tighter around her ability to control, she agrees to the labor. To take on more. With each answer to the many who ...
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As a mom of three kids under the age of four (we have twins and a newborn) I will be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers when it comes to parenting little ones. I love getting advice from friends with kids just a few years ...
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If you’ve been a reader here at illuminate, you know that our children’s births are part of the story that God wants us to tell. You were our prayer warriors when the twins were born three months early and our encouragers when Ridley decided to be a Valentine’s baby instead ...
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For the last 6-9 months I have been on a journey of getting fit and trim. The idea of healthy living is such a great one, but man can it be a tough reality. With everything available instant and at your fingertips, it makes it hard to want to take ...
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For three weeks now, we’ve been digging through boxes of our stuff. Some stuff smells musty from being in storage for two years. Other stuff was just moved from the house down the road to our new home in the country. As I unpack the boxes, I’m amazed at how ...
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Hey there, you second time mom. Here you are, with a baby on your bust and another by your side. Yep, your hands are full yet so is your heart. As you gaze at your new addition, you wonder how you could have ever lived without him. To read more, ...
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This week we are at the beach for the first time with Ridley so I thought it would be fun to reminisce our first beach trip with the girls on this throwback Thursday! Hello Hello! So, in case any of y’all have been wondering where I have been the last ...
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photo courtesy of Erica Hartzog photography At one month old, Ridley rests in my lap with his feet barely hanging over the edges. He whistles as he sleeps and his chest pumps up and down drawing in soft breaths. He’s growing yet he’s little – this is what I cherish. ...

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