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The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

Last week, I had the privilege of going to the eye doctor alone. Those with small children will understand why I call this a privilege. Going anywhere alone is like a vacation, no matter how short-lived. And plus, the eye doctor is one of the better appointments you could have. No uncomfortable situations like visiting […]

Black Jeans Aren’t for Mamas

Black Jeans Aren’t for Mamas

I am one of those women who enjoy dressing up. I like putting on my cute outfits those times that I actually get to go out of the house. I know some of you can relate, and some of you just want to stay in yoga pants all the time. Either way, stay with me […]

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Kristen Johnson As a stay at home mom, sometimes I feel like my world is small. I know I’m having a direct influence on the three little ones in my flock, but who else do I affect? The four walls of my house seem to cut me off from the world, which sometimes feels like […]

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

I have been challenged by one of my MOPS mentor moms to choose a verse and a word for the year. You know, just a verse and a word to focus on, to set the tone throughout the year. I know lots of people do this, but I have never really gotten serious about it. […]

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Are You Flourishing

Are You Flourishing

Are You Flourishing? By Kristen Johnson I’m blessed to be the MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) coordinator for my community. Each year, we have a theme to focus our meetings around.This year, our theme is a Fierce Flourishing. MOPS encourages us to notice goodness, celebrate lavishly, and embrace rest. Great concept for this year.  I’m really enjoying […]

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Doubt Vs. Truth

Doubt Vs. Truth

By Kristen Johnson. Harvest is nearing a close here in Minnesota. Some rain has slowed us down a bit, but, hey, that is giving me a chance to write this! I’ll take it! The harvest season is always a rough time for me. It is really a time of year that God uses to work […]

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A Day in the Kitchen

A Day in the Kitchen

By Kristen Johnson-Well, harvest is now in full swing. Gone are my carefree days of doing what the kids and I wanted to do. Now, we are kept busy with the demands of helping with harvest. Last Saturday began like most of our Saturdays do. We all got up at our usual time, and I […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

By:  Kristen Johnson Thank you. It is one of the first phrases we teach our children. At first, it begins as an automatic response. I mean, what parent hasn’t repeated this question a hundred times: “What do you say?” I even asked my child this question, hoping for a different response (like good bye because […]

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Beginnings

Beginnings

By Kristin Johnson.  We have been busy, like many of you, I’m sure, getting kids ready to go back to school. We bought the clothes and school supplies and discovered who the kids’ teachers were. We sent my oldest off to his second year of preschool today, and my daughter has her first day of […]

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The Most Stubborn Person in All the Land

The Most Stubborn Person in All the Land

Lately, my husband and I decided to get serious about our son’s pickiness when it comes to eating. He is almost 5. We decided that that is old enough to eat what mama fixes. He is good with fruit, okay with meat, but put a noodle in front of him, and he comes unglued. He […]