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The Heart of Hospitality: Favorite Recipes to Share

Often, hospitality can revolve around sharing food.  Food can be a great ice breaker both for adults and kids.  As we’ve talked about the last few days, this doesn’t always have to to be fancy or expensive, but rather the recipes you prepare should flow out of a heart wanting to love and bless your guest(s).  […]

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The Heart of Hospitality: Making Hosting a Joy

For me, hospitality is a joy. I like having people over, throwing showers and hosting bible studies. It’s a part of my love language. And in this season of my life, it is actually easier than going somewhere. But that’s not true for everyone. We all have different strengths, and joyfully opening your home to […]

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The Heart of Hospitality: A Four Post Series

What comes to mind when you think of hospitality? Do you think of playdates gone wrong and unruly children bouncing on your couch? Or do you assume that meals planned to a tee with matching dinnerware, cloth napkins and children who act just the right way are what’s expected? A lot of moms shy away from […]

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Family-Friendly Trail Walks in and Around Albuquerque

One of the great things about living in Albuquerque is the weather. This gives you so many opportunities to be outdoors in nature. With the Rio Grande on one edge of the city, and the Sandia Mountains on the other, we are literally surrounded by beauty. As a budget-conscious family with a desire to stay active, trail walks have […]

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Productivity Addiction

Hi, my name is Vanessa. I’m a mother of three. And I have a productivity addiction. Even though it was nearly twelve years ago, I can remember my first day home alone with my oldest baby so clearly. My husband had gone back to work. My mom had started her 700-mile drive home. All the […]

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Pagosa Springs, CO; A Vacation From the 505

Vacationing in Pagosa Springs, CO is a family tradition that began when my Dad spent summers there as a kid. He and his family would spend weeks camping and fishing at a near by lake. As I was growing up, my family would go to Pagosa to four wheel during the summer or enjoy the snow […]

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Unique Gift Ideas for Friends

I am always on the hunt for the perfect unique gift for people.  I love to get things for people they will appreciate, not just something that will end up in the back of their closet, collecting dust.  Whether it’s for a friend’s birthday, a work celebration, a Christmas present, or just because, here are […]

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You Can Do Hard Things

“You can do hard things.”  I hear myself tell that to my four-year-old as he’s working on some basic life skills.  His hard things right now include putting shoes on, getting dressed and eating vegetables.  His hard things seem fairly trivial at this point in my life, but I recognize that it’s all a matter […]

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You’re ready to have a baby …you think.

You’ve created a Pinterest board. You’ve daydreamed about snuggling your baby and kissing its little melon head. You wander through the baby aisle at Target on your way to…wherever (we both know you weren’t really heading to electronics). You’re ready to have a baby…you think. Maybe it’s just now occurred to you that you’re ready. […]

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