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Foodie Friday: BBQ Chicken That May Just Help You Keep All Your Appendages

by Maile June 28, 2013

Eight years ago Shawn and I moved back from a four-year stint living abroad in England. The move was a bittersweet one, leaving behind so many wonderful friendships we had made on the other side of the Atlantic, but we were eager to rekindle the precious relationships we had here in the good ole’ U. [...]

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The Futility of Bedtime Prayers

by Maile June 26, 2013

According to the current routine in our household, every other night the responsibility of “tucking in” the kids falls upon my shoulders. While Shawn wipes off the kitchen counters and loads the dishwasher, I usher our four babes upstairs to do the required bedtime activities: blood-curdling screams and tantrum-throwing at the mention of pj’s and [...]

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Foodie Friday: Thai Lettuce Wraps and My Hoarding Tendencies

by Maile June 14, 2013

For the past two months, my husband has had an on-again-off-again relationship with gluten and dairy. I won’t go into the details of why, not because it’s a deeply private issue, but because it’s really not that interesting. However, every time he announces, “Alright, I’m cutting out gluten and dairy again,” I always try to [...]

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Incontinence While Doing Jumping Jacks, and Other Exercising Confessions

by Maile June 12, 2013

I moped around the house all morning in yoga pants and a green tank top with a built in bra. Really, if you don’t have mosquito bites for boobs, those “built-in” jobbies are about as helpful as a double layer of tissue paper wrapped around your chest. Thank God we live in the middle of [...]

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What Have You Been Saved From? – Part 2

by Maile June 5, 2013

(To read Part 1, click here.) Psalm 40: 1-3 “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a [...]

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