What if? The Intersection of Faith and Doubt

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Podcasts: A How-To and My Favorites

There’s something about car time with kids. It can try your patience for sure, but it also serves up this captive but natural interaction that can be so sweet and free. I’ve

My 10 Favorite Things (well, 11) from Amazon

My 11 Amazon Favorites I was searching for an old Amazon order recently and noticed that ALL of our Amazon orders since 2004 are still in the system. Looking back on those

Survival Guide for the Professional Turned Stay at Home Mom; Parenting Survival Guide

Parenting Survival I meant to write this post a couple of days ago, but then I needed to wait until I was having a day where I felt like I was more than

Funny Things Kids Say…The Mouths of Babes

Funny Things Kids Say…the Mouths of Babes Kids say funny, amazing, blunt, insightful, crazy things. Hearing these things has been one of the many unexpected thrills of parenthood. These little people are so

Things that Make Me Laugh

I once heard a story about a neurosurgeon in a remote part of Alaska who wears a helmet every time he drives his car because he’s the only neurosurgeon around. I have

The Tweedles and Other Sewing Successes and Fails

Some of my favorite things in life have been things at which I’m not very good. I loved gymnastics growing up even though I was a head taller than the rest of
Beautiful Tunnel; tunnel vision article

Tunnel Vision: When Our Problems Keep Us in a Tunnel

Do you ever feel like something that is hard in your life is keeping you in a tunnel? That all that you see and feel and think about is being seen and

Laundry Room Before and After

Laundry Room Before and After Does this look familiar? I live in my laundry room. I am a folding sage. I feel like it might be the thing in life with which
Winning Prize for the World's Best Mashed Potatoes

World’s Best Mashed Potatoes!

World’s Best Mashed Potatoes I love to eat. It’s one of my favorite activities. Therefore, I am an enthusiastic if slightly lazy cook. This makes for someone who has gathered many recipes



My name is Joanne and I am a stay-at-home mom to two daughters 12 and 14. I am married to a whip-smart, funny, and mischievous husband, Scott, who keeps me on my toes and never lets life get boring.

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