8 Ways to Teach Your Toddler About God

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I can’t believe I’m actually using the word “toddler” in a blogpost — when did that happen?? My little guy is hitting 18 months in a few weeks, and it has absolutely flown by. To be honest, I’m not sure at what point a child actually enters the “toddler era.” But I think for me, it was the other day when B looked me in the eye and said for the first time ever…

“No.”

Aaaaand we’ve arrived.

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“Open When” Letters: A Thoughtful Gift for All Occasions

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Gift giving can get stressful and downright annoying sometimes. Don’t get me wrong — I absolutely LOVE giving gifts. I think I get more excited than the ones on the receiving end most of the time. But sometimes, gosh darn it, you just get tired of buying more stuff that will be oohed and aahhed over for a few weeks and then ends up sitting on the counter or in the closet collecting dust.

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3 Common Myths About Pregnancy Resource Centers

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I am such a horrible blogger. I mean seriously, it’s been over a month since I’ve even looked – nay, even thought about this thing. I’d like to think I have an okay-ish excuse though. Over the summer I’ve gone back to work part time at Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center and, needless to say, it’s kept me pretty busy. And when you factor in the fact that little B has gotten so darn fast and energetic and opinionated lately, well…let’s just say I’ve not been sitting much.

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Nobody Likes Fundraisers

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If you know me at all, then you know I am PUMPED about the Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center’s annual Walk for Life event taking place tomorrow morning. It’s going to be a ton of fun, complete with a 5K walk, free food, prizes, and of course raising money for the center. This place is dear to my heart because it seeks not only to protect the lives of the unborn, but to also meed the needs of women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancy.

I know anyone following me on social media is probably sick and tired of hearing about this fundraiser — in fact, a lot of people just don’t like fundraisers in general.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to guest blog for the Care Center on this topic — I’d love for you to take a look HERE!

If you’re in the Greensboro area, come on out to Center City Park tomorrow morning (April 23) at 9 am. It’s going to be a great time! You can also click here to find out more about the event.

Hope to see you there!

-Mary

Love and Poop (and when both are overflowing)

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The green neon numbers of the oven clock boasted 3:30 am. At least, I think they did. I hadn’t yet managed to successfully blink away all bleariness from my sleep-deprived eyes, so it’s possible I wasn’t seeing quite accurately. I guess I didn’t really care what time the kitchen clock told me it was — I was just annoyed that I was here and not in my bed. The quietness of the house seemed loud and obnoxious, and the dark emptiness of the living room yawned before me — not unlike the wide, lazy yawns that were now periodically interrupting my concentration. Continue reading