"It takes a village." That may be the most used phrase in motherhood, at least that I've heard. But one thing that never accompanies that statement is exactly WHAT that village looks like. I think that's probably because every village...
"What are you doing?!" I screamed? "Why did you do that?" My 2 year old had poured numerous cups of water on the dinning room floor and had also managed to spill her brothers milk and Opps All Berries cereal too. Now,...
Long before our youngest child's speech adequately developed, he would always quickly identify his older brother's toy action figures and superheroes as "daddy".  It didn't matter which one - Spider-Man, Superman, Batman or Hulk.  One quick glance at those...
My husband is a nerd which makes me a nerd wife. In our home we say “everyone is nerdy about something” and use “nerd” as a true term of endearment. While it may be true we are all nerds...
I rolled away from him on the narrow examination table and curled toward the wall. The stark white sanitary paper crinkled and crunched beneath me as I pulled my knees up to my chest and allowed hot, heavy tears...
Vacations these days often seem like more work then they are fun. People spend half a year saving, 3 months planning, 2 weeks packing and then a week of fighting only to come home and feel like you need another vacation.  What's...
I guess I've been fortunate in the sense that I didn't lose someone close to me until almost five years ago. Oma, my maternal grandmother, was feisty, German, and the most amazing cook I've ever known. No one can...

Why Waco?

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We heard this question often when we discuss moving to Waco even though neither of us went to Baylor or have family here.  As we are nearing our two year mark of living in our Fixer Upper house, I...
I don't think I can remember a time when I wasn't yearning for South America. Ever since I was young, I knew I'd end up there someday. I'm not even really sure I knew what country I'd be in...
Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree is the latest book by author Elizabeth Oates. She is a brilliant, theologically sound woman who is excellent at sharing both the truth of God and her personal experience....

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Things to Consider When Moving to Waco

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Congratulations! You’ve decided you’re moving to Waco! Things to Consider When Moving to Waco? Well first off, you probably should call a Realtor (insert hair flip...