Truly Yours, Jen Decor

Hello friends! After spending multiple days unpacking bins of Christmas decor, I have decided to expand my blog to include my love of decorating. It is something I love doing – so why not share that love with you? It brings me great joy to put rooms together. After completing Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children About Growing Up in Your Generation

Dear children, I don’t know what it’s like growing up in your generation. There are a lot of things about it that seem exciting. And a lot about it that seems hard. As your parent, I want to help you navigate through these waters. As you sit and watch YouTube Continue Reading

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One Scenario: Two Reactions

This morning, I awoke to the sound of my husband’s shoes hitting the hardwood floors. Clippity Clop. Clippity Clop. I opened my eyes, stretched my arms and slowly made my way out of bed and into the start of a brand new day. The calendar was full, but that would Continue Reading

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Praise, Phish and Bob Weir: An Exceptional Trio

When I first started living my life for Christ, I drew a lot of lines in the sand. In many ways, my world became black and white. Yes to this and no to that. This is good and that is bad. I remember feeling like if I quit doing some Continue Reading

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Confessions of a Cruddy Sports Mom

Last week I received a text that confirmed something I have known for awhile – I’m a cruddy sports mom. Anyone out there feeling me? This post is for all of you who get excited when the forecast calls for rain on game night, and this post is for all Continue Reading

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever done something that was out of your comfort zone? My guess is more than likely, at one time or another, you have. Maybe it was traveling by yourself for the first time? Or going into your first job interview? What about having your first baby? Or the Continue Reading

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Skating Toward Plan C

Have you ever set out to do something and it didn’t turn out the way you planned? I would have to imagine so. That’s just part of living. Isn’t it? That’s why we say things like, “Go with the flow” and “Roll with the punches.” For example, you’re getting ready Continue Reading

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Fake News

Last week, as I was preparing dinner, I found myself admiring the lovely pot of vegetables cooking on the stovetop. It was so lovely, that I couldn’t help but to grab my phone and snap a picture. “This will look pretty on Instagram,” I thought to myself as I stirred. Continue Reading

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Thank You, Brave Women

Whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative – I have to believe whatever side you lean toward – you can agree with this. Assault of any form is not okay. In our core, as humans, we know this to be true. Or at least, I surely hope so. This isn’t Continue Reading

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Yes, It Matters

My friend and I had a conversation today that I have had numerous times, with various friends, since becoming a parent. Does it matter? Sometimes it all seems so trivial. The bottoms you wipe. The diapers you change. The hours spent awake at night rocking your infant to sleep. The Continue Reading

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