When Aliens Invade, Adjust the Thermostat- Sarah Westfall

I may not love the sci-fi flick, but they sure do feel familiar at times. We have four boys ages 8, 5, 2, and 7 months. It goes without saying that we take a touch of chaos wherever we go. While I realize my kids aren’t aliens bent on my destruction, some days definitely feel like Independence Day 3.

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Let ‘Em Go & Don’t Look Back- Sarah Westfall

I love back-to-school season. The thrill of buying new pens, fresh books ready to be cracked open, and possibility hanging in the air. I’m a nerd, and I’ll own it. Give me a gift card to Staples, and I’m a happy woman.However, since becoming a mom of school-age kids, the season has turned bittersweet.

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On Letting Go: An Easter Reflection for Parents – Sarah Westfall

Two weeks ago, we loaded our three boys in the van and handed the keys to my sister and brother-in-law. We watched as they left Tennessee, bound for spring break at my parents’ house two states away. I was 37 weeks pregnant and looking forward to some rest and alone time. But as they pulled away, I started to cry.

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