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The Hope Chain: 25 Advent Activities

November 30, 2015

Advent is one of the most precious times of the year, and also one of the most stressful for moms. I told you all last year how things are getting a tad… Read More

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Happy Hour #64: Kari Sowers

November 25, 2015

Happy Hour #64 is with my friend Kari Sowers. Kari Sowers is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of PLACE: a Conversation on Mentoring, Relationships and Reconciliation, and serves as In-House Counsel for The… Read More


Books I read // October 2015

November 20, 2015

I’m realizing that I haven’t read a novel since this Summer and I’m really missing a good story. I’m missing loving a few characters so much that you can’t wait to open… Read More

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November 18, 2015

Happy Hour #63 is a super fun episode because it’s all about Christmas! My friend, Jen Hatmaker, joined me and we chatted about several companies that we think would be great places… Read More

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Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

November 18, 2015

I love sharing organizations with you that are changing the world. It’s so easy in the holiday’s to buy things that are the most convenient and the cheapest, but what if we… Read More

The kitchen. Imagine new floors, new countertops, new backsplash, new oven, new sink, new lights ... so excited about this transformation!

We bought a house + before pics

November 17, 2015

Oh gracious are we excited over at the Ivey house these days! We started looking at houses about 2 months ago, and let me tell you that process is not fun to… Read More

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Thrive Moms Retreat

November 13, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of joining the Thrive Moms Retreat online where we shared with women how we can be UNSHAKABLE. It was my first time to teach to a camera… Read More


Happy Hour #62: Janet Reeves

November 11, 2015

Happy Hour #62 is with my friend Janet Reeves. Janet lives in Austin with her husband and four kids where she volunteers at her church, her kids school events, and with Redeemed… Read More


Do they have to grow up?

November 6, 2015

This week when Monica Swanson’s episode on The Happy Hour came out, I knew it was perfect timing. On her show we talked a lot about raising teenage boys. She’s a blogger… Read More

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Happy Hour #61: Monica Swanson

November 4, 2015

Happy Hour #61 is with Monica Swanson. Her and her husband live on the North Shore of Oahu, where they live on a farm and raise their four boys. Monica blogs regularly… Read More


We are more than the worst thing we’ve done.

November 3, 2015

A few months ago I started to sense something in my soul as being off. I was looking ahead at my schedule, my days and months were filling up with ministering to… Read More

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LOVE41 purse

November 2, 2015

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Love41 and I was given a mini duffel purse, but they did not make me say how much I love it!  If you know anything about… Read More


Happy Hour #60: Jillian Lauren

October 28, 2015

Happy Hour #60 is with Jillian Lauren. Jillian is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. Jillian is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Everything You Ever… Read More

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She’s Brave Conference

October 26, 2015

I have had the opportunity to attend a few conference for women in the past year and there’s one thing I have walked away from them all thinking. Conferences are wonderful for growing,… Read More