Esther Lynn

by GfG on June 21, 2018

My precious fourth daughter loves to sing.  She has taught her baby sister to sing quite a few lines in musicals.  She has performed at talent shows, singing Hamilton’s “Guns & Ships”, which is no easy task.  She loves reading, drawing, and sewing.  At twelve years old, she is brave and wonderful.  I love her very much. 

A New Post… to test a new server

December 22, 2017

Hi!  My blog has moved servers and all that means….. so this is a test post. 🙂

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10 Free and Easy Ideas for Leap Day Fun: Making Memories is a Gift we Give Our Kids

February 28, 2016

I shared lots of these ideas in 2012, but I added some more, so … enjoy!  I am trying to be more intentional about taking the time to enjoy moments, days and experiences that can happen because we homeschool.  I was much better at doing so when I first started, but adding children and responsibilities […]

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Why I Don’t Think the Term Foster Son/Daughter/Parent is Bad or Unloving

February 8, 2016

I’m a bit irked at a mindset that has made the word foster ugly.  That has put a spin on calling a child a foster child a bad thing.  That foster son or foster daughter or foster parent is an unloving term. And I couldn’t disagree more. Being a foster parent means that you are […]

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Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe or Easy King Cake

February 1, 2016

I grew up in Louisiana.  Well, most of my growing up life, anyway.  Mardi Gras was a part of my life for those years.  I don’t do Mardi Gras anymore (and that’s only party because I’m in New Mexico) all that much, but I like a good king cake. Lots. A couple of years ago, […]

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How & Why I am Getting Help with My PTSD Issues {part 2}

January 28, 2016

Today is part 2 of me dealing with PTSD, so please be sure to read Part 1.  It was the WHY of getting help.  I shared my realization of the depth of my problem with PTSD related to my mama’s death, my son’s traumatic birth, my son’s near death experience, and Jubilee’s breathing issues while […]

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How & Why I am Getting Help for PTSD {part 1}

January 27, 2016

I knew that the first year after Paul Louis’ near death experience I had some struggles. And I knew that it left some scars.  But I didn’t fully realize that I have (undiagnosed by a doctor) a form of PTSD from it and my mama’s death.  The NICU brought it to my attention and two months […]

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If the Shoe Fits 2016 {giveaway}

January 24, 2016

It’s time.  Time to celebrate Mom’s homegoing day by buying or donating shoes. Yes, If the Shoe Fits, Buy It 2016 has arrived! If the Shoe Fits, Buy It is my little event that turns January 25 from a day of mourning into a day of celebrating my mom.  I miss her like crazy all […]

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I Was Wrong About White Noise Machines and What I Use Now Instead

January 20, 2016

Awhile back, I shared that we need to be willing to admit we were wrong.  Not just apologies for moments, but also for speaking out about an issue or something and then changing our mind. If we spoke up about it, then we need to speak up when we change our minds too.  Admit we […]

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20 Great Gifts to Give a NICU Mama {part 2}

January 15, 2016

Yesterday I shared ten of the twenty gift ideas {part 1} I think are great for NICU mamas. The time in that wonderful yet difficult place is unique and calls for some thoughtful and useful gifts to bless a mama.  After seventeen days in the NICU with Paul Louis and then five weeks there with […]

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