Marti Skow

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Marti Skow is a boy raising, homeschooling, picture taking, blog/song/poetry writing, husband loving, work from home graphic artist. She has learned to graciously thrive in a house full of boys, living a life precariously between wedgie wars and warrior training. Marti has written several worship songs with her husband Josh and describes writing and poetry as her form of “knitting.” Some of her favorite things are good coffee (spelled Smokey Row), historical fiction and breakfast foods…preferably enjoyed together. Marti’s desire is to see the world as God sees it and to love His people as He does. You can read more about Marti’s life with boys at www.betterbelieveit.wordpress.com.
Love Yourself Well

Treat Yourself as You’d Treat Others

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When my three boys were little, I’d often find myself saying, “Treat your brother how you want to be treated.” It made sense. My little dudes were often selfish and rude and out to...
Bonding Our Family through Traditions

Bonding Our Family through Traditions

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I remember being on the receiving end of some wise advice about helping your family develop strong, lasting bonds. The advice was something like, “Make traditions a part of your family’s story. These traditions...
Why I Don't Work Out

Why I Don’t Work Out

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There are these images that flash through my mind (and on a Google image search for "workout"): And then there is this reality that exists in my midsection: I tried this "working out" thing, dear sister....

GROOVY! Indulging in a Super Slow Summer

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Slow down, you move too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobblestones Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy  - Simon & Garfunkel Slow + Summer...
Top 5 Wedding Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Top 5 Wedding Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

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Wedding season is upon us. As sure as the humidity of July is stifling, you're bound to receive numerous invitations to summer weddings. Summer in the midwest means weddings, and weddings mean gifts (along with the...

Classic Children’s Poems: Pre-Teen Redux

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After a recent conversation with a close friend, we came to the conclusion that parenting our older kids isn't easy. SURPRISE!!! Sorry if that comes as a huge shock to those of you with younger...

Confronting Anxiety: One Mom’s Journey

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My entire life I’ve been competitive. The slightest suggestion of a race, game, bet, challenge, or test and my pupils constrict, my heart races, and my fight or flight response is on high alert....
House Rules

House Rules & Giveaway Preview

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Our family is together a lot. Sometimes it seems to be too much time together, especially during the cold, endless months of winter. These are the times that try men’s souls, and just because we’re...
Mom's Surprise with a Side of Fries: Breastfeeding Closure at Culver's

Mom’s Surprise with a Side of Fries: Breastfeeding Closure at Culver’s

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The story I’m about to tell brings one of one of my earliest parenting dilemmas full circle. It only took a whopping eight years. Eight years ago, in a lifetime far, far away… our youngest...

Empty.

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It’s January, and it’s always colder in January than I ever remember it being before. My nose is cold and my toes are cold. My fingers are cold as they waltz across my keyboard....