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With my youngest starting Kindergarten (happy dance!!), I’ve found myself reflecting a lot on the stay-at-home mom gig that I’ve had for the last 10 years. As a college-educated woman who left a career for full-time mothering, there are a few things I wish someone had told me so I could’ve truly weighed this decision.

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Six months, twenty titles: The couple that became a legend

August 20, 2013

I have had so many people ask me if I saw the news story about the couple that knocked out 20 romance novels in 6 months to save their home from foreclosure that I wanted to share it with my readers. After watching it, I must admit, I downloaded a free sample. First, check out […]

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Burning books

November 10, 2012
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A cool breeze invited me onto my back porch last week. As my kids ran off some of their energy, I started a fire and sat with an acclaimed novel in my hand. Thirty pages in, I knew I wasn’t interested in finishing it and for a brief second I considered tossing it atop the […]

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Penny pincher reaps reward

June 11, 2012
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My 8-year-old daughter has saved every dollar for almost a year with one goal in mind: buying a TV for her room. This weekend she had her chance to reap that reward. Of course, nothing is ever THAT easy when kids are involved. Tweet

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The Power of Money

April 16, 2012
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My husband’s 2-year-old car was hit hard by the recent hail storms in Dallas. He was parked at DFW, so the smashed windshields and water damage was allowed to fester for a week prior to discovery. The repairs were estimated at $8500! When the insurance adjuster gave us the check on Sunday, he also gave […]

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Timer lifestyle

September 13, 2011

My life is lived by a timer. I use them for everything. I used them for potty training (potty attempts every 15 minutes), I use them for timeouts, I use them for cooking, I use them for cleaning up (15 minutes of work before a break), I use them for reading (my daughter gets a […]

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Achieving and maintaining balance

July 20, 2011

Balance is one of the most difficult things in my life. Between my husband, my kids, my dreams, my friends, my extended family, and life’s basic demands; it is hard to figure out how to get it all done. I often find myself on the edge of the wall wondering if I am destined to […]

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