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Mother’s Day Makes Me Cry

This morning my kids ran into the bathroom as I was getting ready and screamed “Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!” They were each holding a mylar balloon and were carrying small gift bags filled with tissue paper. I read their cards, noticed how my 5 year old now draws pictures of me with a full body…


I’m just so busy!

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Well, here we are in November and my weekly posts somehow disappeared in October. Disappeared as in I didn’t write them. October has by far been the busiest month in Baxter land since we became a party of 3. Two trips to California, Weddings, family in town,extra projects for Matt, Bible study events, and the loss…


Pucker Up!

Posted in Challenge, Marriage Monday with one comment

One of my favorite things to do on this site is to challenge. To challenge you, to challenge your spouse, and to challenge your marriage to be the best it can be. I am beginning to prepare my yearly month-long prayer challenge for November, but I thought I might give you a fun challenge to…



There is a Need

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Something is different about our church these past few weeks. It is usually busy, but the past few Sundays it’s been nearly impossible to find a parking spot. There are always filled seats but this month we can hardly find two together (especially near the end… a necessity with baby boy). There are always many…


My Hair is Falling Out

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  No, literally. It’s everywhere. Perhaps you are a woman who has had a baby before and remember this strange repercussion of being pregnant. 3 months out and your lovely, thick hair that came during pregnancy now falls out in handfuls as you sadly feel your hair become thinner and thinner and wait… is that a bald…


Amazing Sex, It Takes Work.

Posted in Marriage Monday, Sex talk with 37 comments

It was just about the time when I thought “Hmm… I haven’t done a sex post recently” (I attribute that to the post partum 6 week break…) that I received an e-mail from a friend with a link to this article: Christians Are Not Called to Have Amazing Sex. If you haven’t read it yet, please…




Marriage is a Blessing

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There is one thing I write in every wedding card I give, any guest book I sign, and any bridal shower note of encouragement I fill out. I say this same thing to any pre-marital counseling clients I see, to every couple of whom I am coordinating their wedding, and to any bride I am…