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Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Hi, everyone! Today I am going to talk about my favorite American Girl Doll projects.   My sister and I LOVE American Girls! There are so many fun little accessories to play with! There are also so many big toys  for purchase. Lea’s Rainforest Hut, Grace’s Bakery, and Maryellen’s Kitchen are just a few. But the…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 4, 2017
Why Have a Will?

Why Have a Will?

I must blog today on one of those things that nobody like to talk about – when you die.  I come today as your friendly neighborhood lawyer.   I have seen too many expensive legal situations that were totally avoidable with a little advanced planning.  So let me ask that tough question – do you…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 16, 2017
Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

We did something that turned out really fun and very illustrative of Romans 8:28 the other week.  My girls asked me to share it with you!  We enjoy the in depth Bible studies provided by Pam at http://www.doorposts.com/blog.  Many of them are offered for free!  They are designed for busy moms and include suggestions for sharing…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 7, 2017
On Birthing Biblically

On Birthing Biblically

This post is written for born again Christians.  I want to throw out a crazy idea for you to ponder.  Birth involves suffering, as we all know.  Even a C-section or epidural does not remove the suffering from us, only changes it.  Just like in the rest of life, there will be suffering in the…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 4, 2017
On Birth and Birth Choices

On Birth and Birth Choices

I joined a prenatal yoga class a few weeks ago.  I was surprised to find myself the only mom who was not experiencing her first pregnancy.  I was not surprised to find myself the only mom over 40.  Listening to the expectations and fears of the group of moms with various backgrounds and ethnicities I…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 27, 2017
The Psychcology of Seeing Your Baby – First Ultrasound

The Psychcology of Seeing Your Baby – First Ultrasound

There is nothing like that first blurry image to endear you to that tiny life within your womb.  I had an ultrasound this week.  At 18 weeks so much can be seen.  It told me things that I already knew from the early flutters:  this baby is fond of action, movement, headstands, and head butting…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 6, 2017
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To Santa Claus or not to Santa Claus?

That is the question many Christians ask themselves when they begin the task of raising children.  Whether ’tis nobler to leave the jolly guy out of it altogether for fear of his supplanting Christ?  Or to enjoy the poetry and romance of a mysterious benefactor spreading goodwill toward men? If your conscience dictates that you…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 1, 2016
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Celebrating Advent as a Family

We love Christmas.  And Christmas is best celebrated in little increments, that bolster our anticipation of the big day.  After all, advent means “the coming”.  We celebrate the birth of our Lord, but even as we do, we identify with the Jews who waited for their Messiah with longing.  Advent is a time to examine…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 29, 2016
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Managing Playdates

As I am working here at my computer I am listening to my Sunshine doll and her friend playing in the pool and chatting about life from a 10 year old’s perspective.  They are sipping strawberry cream soda and giggling.  It is the sweetness of childhood friendship in a snapshot moment.   But not all…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 7, 2016
The Importance of Grandparents

The Importance of Grandparents

Think back to the important and influential people in your childhood.  On my list, right after my parents, come my grandparents.  I was blessed to live in the same state as all of my grandparents and to even know three of my great-grandparents.  My maternal grandmother had slumber parties for us, my paternal grandmother let…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 22, 2016
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to three terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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