The Little Card Company– and a chance to WIN!

Congrats to Sarah@theautomama for winning this giveaway! Two weeks ago, I ordered Will’s birth announcements and I must have thumbed through 1,000 photo card designs before I found something that would work.  It’s not that there aren’t cute cards out there– there are– but there are so few with Christian messages.  I remember having the same problem last Christmas. Then, last week (too late for me… I’d already ordered Will’s announcements), I found out about the Little Card Company.  It’s this amazing photo card company that offers supercute and stylish cards with Christian messages.  How amazing is that?  I wish I had know about them before…and just so y’all don’t have the same problem, I asked them if I could do a little interview/review.  Even cooler, the nice folks at The Little Card Company offered to do a GIVEAWAY so read through and you could win some really cool goodies! Tell me a little bit about The Little Card Company.  Why was it started?  What do you sell? The Little Card Company is an online Christian photo card company started by three moms – who also just happen to be friends and cousins and Christians. One recent Christmas season, we were hanging out together with our kids and the topic of Christmas cards came up. We each shared our frustration that we hadn’t found a fun, stylish photo greeting card that also included a genuine faith-based Christmas message.  We wanted amazing cards that said “Merry Christmas” and couldn’t really find them, let alone great designs with Christian wording or a scripture to help us share the joy of Jesus’...

Am I Crazy?

So, I’m trying to talk my husband into going on a little mini-vacation next week. Not like an all-out airplane-flying, hotel-staying, spend-a-fortune trip to Disney World or anything like that, but a little road trip to the beach or to Dallas or Houston or something. I know it’s a bit crazy.  I mean, we have a five-week-old.  And a three-year-old.  And an almost kindergartner.  And we’re all still recovering from, well, everything.  But the thing is, I feel like I’ve been stuck in the house forEVER.   And I truthfully kind of have…since last summer was spent at home, too, because I was pregnant and then lost the baby in late July.  And then I spent the entire school year sick and pregnant.  So this is the first time in a LONG time that I can really get away.  So I want to go. So, questions for y’all: 1.  Am I nuts?  Should I just suck it up and stay home until my kids are a bit older AND 2.  If we do go, what should we do?  Does anyone have any brilliant (and not too expensive) ideas for travel with a family of five including a nursing infant?...

Are You Too Busy?! And a Chance to Win an AWESOME Book!

CONGRATS to Gretta Johns for winning this book! This morning, I woke up late.  Not pre-kids late (oh, those were the days) but I was jolted awake by the baby screaming at 7 am and shot out of bed to find my older kids eating goldfish crackers on the couch in their pajamas and my husband already gone at work.  I grabbed the baby and breastfed him (yes, that takes talent) while I made PB & J sandwiches for my kid’s breakfast.  I threw clothes at my older kids and found something (sorta) clean to put on myself and rushed out the door at 7:45.  By 8, the older kids had both been dropped off at their respective Vacation Bible School classrooms and we were en route to the baby’s pediatrician appointment.  After VBS comes gymnastics (for my three-year-old), tee-ball (for my five-year-old) and a work meeting where I’ll have to figure out a way to keep (read: bribe) all three kids silent while I pretend to be 100% engaged in the meeting.  Whew.  All that and my kids aren’t even in elementary school yet. My point in telling you this? Moms these days are WAY, way too busy. Which is why I was so excited when my amazing, smart, hilarious and talented friend Joanne Kraft sent me her book “Just Too Busy“– a story about how her family took a “radical sabbatical” and took a break from all extracurricular activities for an entire year. I confess:  when I first heard the concept of her book, I was skeptical.  While business is a part of my life with young...

Interview with a Bone Fide Sexpert

Betcha never thought you’d see THAT title on my blog…but I kid you not, that’s EXACTLY what I have for you today.  My amazing, funny, smart, talented and did I mention funny friend Marla Taviano just released a new e-book today called “The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky” And, since Marla is a bone fide sexpert (I’m not kidding…she’s the author of the books “Is That All He Thinks About” and “From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife“) AND she’s funny and honest and loves God to boot, I’m really excited that she ventured into the “husband” arena and wrote a sex book for husbands from the perspective of a woman. What a cool gift for your hubby (hint, hint, Father’s Day is Sunday)! Anyway, here’s what Marla has to say about her new book: 1.  So, Marla, not many Christian women are willing to tackle a subject like sex, yet this is your third (or fourth?) book on the topic?  What made you want to become a “sexpert” It happened by complete and total accident. And shhhh… don’t tell anyone, but I’m not an expert. I just write from my own experiences and struggles. I had actually just finished writing my first book, From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife, and had chopped a few thousand words from the sex chapter–enough to start a book. When the publisher asked what I wanted to write next, I included that as one of five topics. They picked sex immediately. Of course they did. So I freaked out, then calmed down and started writing. These days I go around talking to groups of...

One Proud New Mama

Okay, so I’m still getting back into the blogging groove since Will was born (along with the cooking groove, housekeeping groove, twitter groove, writing groove and living groove)… and between midnight feedings and my first week at home (alone) with three kids, I didn’t get to writing today’s post.  So, instead, I’m going to shamelessly show off how cute my kids are… P.S.  My friend Sarah from Miles of Smiles Photography took these pics…she’s AMAZING....
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