Hospitality That Feels Like Summer

Life June 8, 2016
The secret to simple hospitality

My husband is a professional baseball coach which means our family moves 2-3 times a year. While we enjoy the excitement of exploring new cities, it can be hard to constantly be the new people in town. Making friends is difficult when people are busy and you aren’t part of their everyday hustle and bustle. Too many times, good intentions get lost in the shuffle of “Let’s get together sometime!”…

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Free Cooking Classes for Kids

Family, Life May 23, 2016
How to get 3 free classes from the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!

A few weeks ago, Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship emailed and asked if I would like to try her online cooking class for kids. She also mentioned an affiliate program, but to be honest I didn’t read the entire email because I was responding so quickly with YES! Please! Sign us up! See, I have been wanting to cook with my kids for years, but I always fall into the…

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Sometimes the Why Is More Important Than the How

Family, Life May 18, 2016
Do what you feel like you’re supposed to do, and don’t worry about what others think. Figure out your why and figure out the daily how along the way.

My husband, Jeff, and I have been in professional baseball for 15 years now. Living such an unconventional life invites plenty of questions and commentary from friends, strangers, and even the cashier at Trader Joe’s. Mostly people want to know how I manage to do it all – the moving, the traveling, the homeschooling, the uncertainty. All I can say is that I just…do it. One day at a time.…

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Is The Grass Really Greener?

Life May 10, 2016
See, when I'm spending all that time obsessing over your perfect life (which of course isn't true, hello highlight reel), I'm neglecting the very gifts God has given me. When I worry about all the things I don't have, I miss out on what I do have. When I'm thinking about what I wish would happen, I forget to be present for the miracles that are happening right under my nose.

Have you ever sat there and wondered why everyone else has a bright shiny life and yours is always a big mess? Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered why your house, your clothes, your kids, your life don’t measure up to the pretty pictures on everyone else’s accounts? No? Oh good. Me neither. Except that I do it all the time. Because the grass is always greener on…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Life April 11, 2016
What's Holding You Back?

I have always wanted to be a great journaler. I used to picture myself in the distant future, thumbing through well-worn leather-bound pages filled with whimsy and wonder from my younger days. Off I would go to the bookstore, carefully picking out the most beautiful and mysterious journal to fill. You know the one with the strong leather smell and the uneven pages with the pretty metal clasp or the…

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I Believe

Faith, Life March 20, 2016
I believe in God, in all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and all that is seen and unseen. When I stand under the night sky in Montana, I can see thousands of stars. The stripe of the Milky Way makes an arc over my head, and shooting stars go off like fireworks. But for every star I can see, there are infinitely more up there, beyond the…

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