The WLW Forum & a Link-Up for the Book Club

WLW Forum a place to connect

  It’s finally time for me to share this little idea I’ve been working on.  I know this will not appeal to everyone…but I hope it will be a blessing to some. It’s the Women Living Well Forum – a place to connect! When I was pregnant with my son (over 10 years ago), I found the “BabyCenter” forums.  I LOVED connecting with other women who were pregnant at the same time and sharing our pregnancy experiences with each other.  Then we had our babies and for about 2 years, I lurked and found a lot of great wisdom and […]

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Giving Thanks & WLWW Monthly Link-Up Party

advent 2013 info

Over the years, many women have asked for suggestions of blogs their husband’s can read.  My personal favorite is But – I am happy to announce a brand new blog I am contributing at!  This website has both men and women writers and it’s called For the Family. I am over there today writing about – Giving Thanks to the Generations that Came Before Us  – please come visit me there and while you are there click around and check out the other blog posts and writers!  And don’t forget to send your husband there too! Happy Thanksgiving – […]

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It’s Women Living Well Wednesday Link-Up Party!!!

It’s WLW’s -Last Wednesday of the Month- Link-Up Party!! {confetti} Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop!   If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today! Join the fun, do a […]

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The Webcast Schedule & WLWW Link-Up Party!

Women Living Well Schedule 2

   Above you will find the dates, topics and the keynote speakers for the Thursday night webcasts. Each Thursday night the featured speaker will speak for about 15 minutes – then she will be joined on the couch by 3 other women. THIS week, we have a special treat.  The schedule is as follows: Karen Ehman will start us out with a HILARIOUS skit! Then I will speak on the topic of Finding Rest In Your Home. Then ALL 7 speakers will join me on the couch for a discussion. The entire webcast will last a total of 42 minutes. […]

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GMG Fall Session & WLWW Monthly Link-Up Party!

GMG Fall 13-Info-Graphic

Do you feel like your spiritual life got lazy over the summer or like you could use some accountability and guidance with your daily devotions? Then come join us over at!  Our summer session just ended and enrollment for fall begins August 19th!  We will be reading in the book of Luke!   I hope you will join us over at for this FREE 8 week on-line Bible study  including a Bible reading plan, Study guide, weekly videos and devotionals.  I write there twice a month – so I hope to see you there Walk with the King, It’s […]

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It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!


Today our Classical Conversations (homeschool weekly class) came to an end. Both of my children had amazing teachers, made great new friends and had an enriching educational experience. We are so grateful for this class.  This is a family photo from today. I will write later more about our homeschooling year along with some pictures from this class but for now … It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!! {confetti} Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and […]

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The Dig ~ Volume 2 & WLWW Link-Up Party!

Ruth and me 2

This is my friend Ruth – she is the creator of (and in this picture she was picking me up to head to a blogging conference.)  I love this girl (who happens to be a graduate of Moody Bible Institute too – woot!). Last July when her first volume of The Dig for Kids came out I told you all about it…This month she has released Volume 2! For those of you who haven’t heard of The Dig, a typical Dig lesson consists of the following four components: 1. The Map: The Map tells you and your child where you’ll be going in […]

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The First Blog I Ever Followed & A Link-Up Party

  Before we start this month’s blog hop, I thought I would share with you the first blog I ever read on a daily basis.   The blog is called Girl Talk. I began reading it many many moons ago but lately I’ve been so busy writing, I don’t have time to read there but they are still wonderfully inspiring!  I went back to their blog to see when it began –and I can only go back in the archives to 2005 but I am almost certain that they existed in 2003 and they just don’t have the archives…I read them!  And I bought 3 of their […]

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January Faves & WLWW Link-Up Party!

January Faves 2013

Announcement: Women Living Well Wednesdays will now be a monthly link-up rather than a weekly link-up.  It will be on the last Wednesday of every month.   These were some of my favorite reads from around the web this past month. 1.  Boy Dads – it’s a new blog for dads!  I personally know some of the Daddy contributors to this blog and am SO excited to see them pulling together to write for our men!!!  My husband has subscribed via email.  Maybe your husbands would want to subscribe too? 2. I loved this post by Jen Wilken: New Year, New Self-Control  here’s an excerpt:  January […]

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10 Things I’m Thankful For & WLWW Link-up!

Birthday 2

I could make a list of 100 things I’m thankful for but I don’t want to bore you – so here’s my top 10. 1. God’s Word – the Bible. Daily I come to this living well, to drink a tall glass of living water and it is from this Living Well that Women Living Well was born. 2. My Husband – our fearless leader. 3. Two beautiful gifts I get to homeschool! 4. A godly heritage. (my dad, mom and grandmother.) 5. Sisters who challenge and inspire me (even when I didn’t get the “purple and black” memo for […]

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How To Make Homemade Crayons & Link-Up Party!

How to make homemade crayons

  I am not a very crafty mama but this is one craft we do yearly…after I explain the steps you’ll see why. How to Make Homemade Crayons: 1.  Have your children peel the paper off of worn out crayons. (This is great because it should keep your children busy for a long time while you get work done or read a good book – like your Bible!) 2.  Get out metal cookie cutters (if you don’t have these on hand you will need to purchase them – but they are usually quite cheap at dollar stores this time of year!) 3.  Break the […]

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The 3rd Annual Making Your Home a Haven Challenge Is Back!

31 Day Fall Challenge - Making Your HOme a Haven

For the past 2 years we’ve done this challenge, and an overwhelming number have been asking where it is this fall?! So it’s back and I’m excited to get started! Each week I will give you one practical tip and one spiritual tip that you can do to create a haven in your home. Stuffed full calendars and to-do lists sky high can leave the entire family feeling tense during the holiday season. I believe we can create a physical environment, as well as a spiritual environment, that can bring peace, harmony and a sense of calmness to our homes if […]

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