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The magic of the corn maze.  Each year we plan a fun family day at our local pumpkin patch/corn maze and each year we come and go with sweet memories made. This particular  year we went at dusk which was so beautiful to watch the sunset behind the big red barn.  We played and laughed […]

Family Life

October 30, 2017

Fall Traditions

I’ve been wanting to write on culture for a while now, but I keep feeling like it’s something I’m still not good at…  Is it something we must strive for or is it the people we already are? To me culture is what we represent as well as who we are becoming.  It’s ever evolving… […]

Family Life

October 25, 2017

Creating Culture

It all started when we went camping on a whim this past summer.  We loaded up last minute and headed for the W I L D.  We were craving some unexpected and that’s just what we got!   We were surprised to discover that camping really isn’t that hard.  In fact, it’s pretty free and […]

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September 24, 2017

Braving The W I L D… Why Camping With Kids Is Worth It

Mostly it’s the man’s job right?  To fight for things and be the leader, to take charge…  Well this may be a surprise, but I don’t exactly agree with that!  Sometimes a man is not always going to be able to lead you in the best direction.  Remember, he’s a human, not a hero.  Sometimes […]

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August 31, 2017

3 Ways To Fight Resistance In Your Marriage…

Since I was a young girl I’ve always been influenced by my Ozark heritage.  Living in the hills through the changing seasons is something I treasure deeply.  I’ve traveled many places, but the beauty of this place is described simply, “like coming home.”  It’s warmth and comfort is unmatched.  The pine designs and rough cedar […]

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August 9, 2017

An Evening Experience At Big Cedar… Top Of The Rock

Big Cedar Lodge has always been our favorite place to stay in the Ozarks.  It’s America’s premier wilderness resort for a reason!  It’s nestled in the Ozark Mountains with views that take your breath away and adventures that leave you with lasting memories.   The atmosphere at Big Cedar is the most family friendly and […]

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August 8, 2017

The Best Family Play Day… Fun Mountain At Big Cedar!

Doesn’t it surprise you?  In all my days I never considered using discipline and freedom in the same sentence.  However, life is about learning.  When the pain or lack of freedom becomes so great that it motivates discipline, it inspires change.  Changing negative behavior to positive behavior leads to betterment and a more free lifestyle. […]

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July 12, 2017

Discipline = Freedom

  Once I had three children I realized quickly that I needed to find out how to make things as simple as possible and I’m always on a journey to make our everyday easier!  Over the last year I’ve really lessened our load a lot by creating a small clothing collection for each individual in […]

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June 17, 2017

Make Everyday Easier… A Simple Clothing Collection For Your Kids

  Since I was a young woman I have been attracted to men.  They are fascinating creatures made to appeal to us.  Why?  Because we need them.  Let’s get to the deeper point though… WHY DO WE NEED THEM? We need them to be our partner, lead us in wise ways, and grow us into […]

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May 22, 2017

How To Encourage Men

The babes are playing ball again!  This time of year is busy busy but in a good way.  They are active and engaged in learning some valuable skills during this full swing season.   Jared and I are both pretty athletic and competed in many sports activities throughout our school age days so it’s no […]

Family Life

April 17, 2017

Full Swing

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