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The Drone Mom by Julie Arduini

  Dr. Dobson has a classic parenting book, Parenting Isn’t for Cowards. Preach, Dr. Dobson. The last couple years have stretched my faith and refined me. I’ve learned these seasons prepare me for future opportunities, but it’s hard. HARD. The … Continue reading

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How Barbara Bush Inspired Me by Julie Arduini

It was a shock, even though she was 92, to read that First Lady Barbara Bush was ill and refusing further treatment. Feisty to the very end, she passed away calling the shots for her last days—to be home surrounded … Continue reading

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All About the “Like” by Julie Arduini

My husband jokes that I am the definition of the marriage book we highly recommend, Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel. Where men compartmentalize, women tend to start talking on one topic, switch … Continue reading

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Growing Up by Julie Arduini

It’s a busy writing year, and that’s a good thing. I started a Christmas novella as part of a collaboration with Inspy Romance authors. This summer I start You’re Amazing with our daughter. And as soon as I find the … Continue reading

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Celebrate You’re Beautiful by Julie Arduini

Last month I shared that after a season of adversity with our teen daughter transitioning to junior high, she came up with a story to encourage girls. I promised if she kept going with it, I’d write it. She plotted … Continue reading

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Value, Perspective, and Jesus by Julie Arduini

It was this time four years ago we got serious and started looking for what I called “our forever home.” It took until late summer with a lot of home tours and a failed (but blessed) attempt, but as I … Continue reading

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You’re Beautiful by Julie Arduini

We’ve all heard the saying about taking lemons and making lemonade. I had no idea last year when both our kids were struggling with “life’s curveballs” that from some of those experiences would be a new release. Our daughter is … Continue reading

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I Need a Tracker by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! Toward the end of 2017, my Fitbit died. Not just the battery, but a flat-out death. I enjoyed having it because I was part of a weekly challenge and it really motivated me to move, especially since … Continue reading

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Peace with Politics by Julie Arduini

I think it’s safe to write that 2017 was anything but boring. On a national level we inaugurated a new president, weathered literal storms and fires, mourned loss through senseless tragedy, discovered a lot of secret sin played out in … Continue reading

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The Alexa Newsflash Epiphany by Julie Arduini

I think the one thing on a lot of Christmas lists last year was the Amazon Echo Dot. Priced just under $50, this is a hands-free voice-controlled device that can answer questions, play music, control smart-home devices, make calls, create … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Refresher by Julie Arduini

November 1. It ushers in the Thanksgiving season. It’s possibly a day that starts out with a sugar hangover from October 31. For writers of all skill levels, it’s the start of NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is a challenge … Continue reading

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Swinging on Fish Hooks by Julie Arduini

Don’t you love those little a-ha moments God gives? Or if you’re like me, sometimes they are more like ahem. I tend to listen to a sermon or read a devotion and think how the material would be perfect for … Continue reading

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Burned Lawns by Julie Arduini

Of all the weather events happening across the country, I know higher than usual temps and a sudden stop to rain isn’t a big deal. However, across northeast Ohio, autumn weather has looked more like summer. In September, there were … Continue reading

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My Fake Family by Julie Arduini

Years ago, I received a tote bag for Christmas that featured pockets to place your own pictures on both sides. It was a season where I was overwhelmed with moving, young children, and the baby was quite ill at the … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Julie Arduini

I honestly thought I missed a couple posts this summer thanks to a dead laptop I had to restore. One look at my list of posts and oops, I haven’t posted since the end of June! With back to school … Continue reading

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