Natural Does Not Always Mean Best

Natural Does Not Always Mean Best

Is natural always best? Last year, right when my anemia hit, I wrote a column about it that never made it to the blog, so I thought I’d run it now!

Natural Does Not Always Mean BestI’m a fairly healthy person and so I don’t visit my doctor very often. But when I do, she likes to give me these pieces of paper with lots of boxes checked off. She calls them “requisitions for blood work”. I like to put them in my “important papers”…

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Love Your Lashes: Super Fun Younique Giveaway

Love Your Lashes: Super Fun Younique Giveaway

I’ve got something different for us today!

I have to admit that I just love makeup. I know not all of my readers do, but I just love the fact that makeup can be such a quick pick-me-up: put on a bit of lipgloss and some good foundation and some mascara, and you just feel better. I’m not talking caked on makeup; I’m talking makeup that’s natural that helps you look put together.

But one problem…

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The Battle of Insecurity as a Mom

The Battle of Insecurity as a Mom

Insecurity as a Mom--one mom's funny story about Pap smears, surgery, and The Perfect ButtToday’s guest post is from Sarah Ball, aka The Virtuous Woman Exposed, talking about insecurity as a mom. I dare you to get through this without laughing!

I had 2 health care appointments recently – one for an overall health examination, the other for an overall women’s health examination. It doesn’t look good ladies. The diagnosis? I have saggy breasts and a saggy stomach full of stretch marks…

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Top 10 Things I’ll Never Like Doing

Top 10 Things I’ll Never Like Doing

Vacuuming, Cleaning Toilets, Exercise: Things I Hate Doing, But I Do Anyway

I once heard that the definition of maturity is deciding to do things you don’t want to do because they need to get done. If that’s the case, then I’m super mature. Because I feel like I spend a lot of time doing things I have to psyche myself up for. In fact, I think that’s why I was so exhausted at the beginning of this summer–I feel like so much of my life for the last few months has been…

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Reader Question: How do You Prepare for Marriage Long Distance?

Reader Question: How do You Prepare for Marriage Long Distance?

Reader Question of the WeekCan a long distance engagement work?

Every Monday I like to put up a Reader Question and then take a stab at answering it–and invite my readers to chime in, too. Here’s one from a woman in a long distance relationship wondering about engagement:

A few years back I met a guy from several time zones away. We got to know each other through facebook/skype/texting/etc, and saw each other in person for…

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Genetic Curse?

Genetic CurseIs the genetic curse real–are we destined to copy our parents?

In my quest to take a bit more vacation this summer, I’m rerunning some older columns. This one, which addresses this whole “genetic curse” issue, first appeared January 14, 2005.

When I was a kid my mother was always telling me to stand up straight. I really wish I had listened to her. A few weeks ago I threw my back out yet again,…

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A Testimony of Marriage, Anorexia, and Healing

A Testimony of Marriage, Anorexia, and Healing

healing in marriage battling anorexia

Today, please welcome guest reader, Alyssa, as she shares her story of healing in marriage battling anorexia, and how God and her husband are daily helping her.  No battle is too big for God!

I grew up in a small town in Australia. I loved life in the country, there is something so freeing and satisfying about the open space, the fresh air and creation all around. It brings a peace and happiness…

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Just a Note on What’s Happening with the Blog

Just a Note on What’s Happening with the Blog

Hi everybody!

I just wanted to give you a quick “heads up” about what’s happening with the blog.

I’m not posting a regular post today because we’re in the middle of migrating servers. Basically I’m changing where my blog is hosted because my traffic has gotten too large for the shared hosting site I had before.

Because of that, they have to save the whole database of all my posts and all my…

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What I’m Reading This Summer

What I’m Reading This Summer

Top 10 Summer Reads

Summer is one of the only times I get to read novels. Or rather, it’s one of the few times I let myself read novels, because I’m one of those people that can’t put a book down until I’ve finished it. So I’ll ignore everything else in my life until it’s done. That’s why I only read on holidays.

Recently my husband and I were camping just outside of the city where my husband works, so that his…

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Reader Question: How did YOU Homeschool Through High School?

Reader Question: How did YOU Homeschool Through High School?

Reader Question of the WeekI don’t talk about homeschooling much on this blog. I have homeschooled both my children from kindergarten to high school, but I know that most of my readers don’t homeschool.

But every Monday I like to answer reader questions, and I’ve received a number of questions lately about how I homeschooled. One, in particular, asked what I did through high school. So I thought I’d take a day to dedicate…

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