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Whether you’re still dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes or your Christmas decorations have been up for weeks, there are words for you in these pages.

I’m offering these words, written over said lattes and sugarplum visions. Grab one of each, or double up on one for a heartfelt holiday gift.

on The Boy’s new shirt =)

details: Due in April {Easter week!}. Currently 10w4d and feeling horrible - awful nausea, headaches, and fatigue. I'm on progesterone for a couple more weeks, zofran for the nausea, and extra vitamin D and B6. We've had two ultrasounds and both were perfect. There's...

on showing myself grace {a OneWord365 update}

I've realized this week that I've been slowly chipping away at reaching my  OneWord365 for 2013, but haven't done even one update. Oops =) The word I chose for my year was 'soft', and though I haven't done an official update it's not been far from my mind. Ever. It's...

on the parade of perfect that I don’t see

I keep reading posts about how everyone only shares the shiny pretty parts of their lives. Posts about how we have to stop comparing our lives to others, because all the others are only sharing the best parts of theirs. Posts about how we should be real with each...

on Five Minute Friday: red

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written in...

on Five Minute Friday: worship

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written in...

on Five Minute Friday: small

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written in...

on a simple supper: Skillet Lasagna from Gooseberry Patch

Just a quick little recipe for your midweek! It's from Gooseberry Patch's new 101 Stovetop Suppers (which you can enter to win a copy of here!) Keeping it simple because I have a toddler who doesn't sleep well, a board meeting for work tomorrow, so.many.documents. to...

on Five Minute Friday: story

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written in...

on (in)courage today: guest post for Bloom book club

I go through dozens of Grandma’s collected pieces of china, each one delicate and fine. And my mom, she had a story for each one: “Oh, that was THE candy dish! If I snuck a piece, I had to lift the silver lid just right, so it wouldn’t make any noise.” “She set out...

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Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Meet here at the picket fence and talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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