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Jillian Armstrong

Jillian Armstrong
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Jillian is the wife of Matthew and mama to three little girls. She's a stay-at-home mom who homeschools, reads at any possible opportunity, enjoys cooking, and loves the fall.

Questions to Connect: Sharing Life as a Family

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I am always looking for ways that our family can connect and intentionally grow closer to each other. I want our kiddos to have the opportunity to process life with us and also to...

I Wanted To Say It, and I’m So Glad I Didn’t

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Navigating sibling squabbles is part of my daily life. Like many siblings, our three and six-year-old daughters are often playing happily and often fighting. And as often happens, the process of parenting our girls...

Meals for a Friend: 8 Easy Crowd Pleasers

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Bringing a meal to a friend whose just had a baby or who is going through a hard time is such a tangible and practical way to offer support. Over the years I’ve brought...

Called to Care: Keeping Compassion Alive When I Just Want to Scroll Past the...

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On my daughter's birthday, yet another horrific act of violence was committed in our country. There was talk about it on social media and in the news, but I’ll be honest: I wanted a...

Pandemic Babies Turn One: Perks of Having a Baby in Quarantine

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“Babies are a blessing” is a phrase that always rings true, but I have to say, especially true during a pandemic. As we approach the anniversary of the pandemic, we also start to celebrate...

The Sweet Side of a Hard Time: Feeling Cared for by the People in...

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Flowers left on the front porch, a thoughtful note, warm dinner or a gift card for delivery, offers to care for the kiddos, a simple care package: reaching out to a friend in times...

Keeping the Faith: Staying Focused in Trying Times

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As an overall eternally optimistic, enneagram 7, focusing on the negative parts of life is not my favorite. And by not my favorite, I mean that it’s something I avoid when at all possible....

Reading Pandemic: Favorite Books of 2020

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I’ve always loved to read; my parents used to ban me from reading as a punishment for talking back or breaking family rules. I’d read in the car on the way to dinner, in...

Crockpot White Chicken Chili {Gluten & Dairy Free}

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Among friends and family, there’s a specific recipe that I’m known for: White Chicken Chili. What’s funny is that this is not a complicated recipe, it’s actually super easy to throw together for any...

Not-So-Picture-Perfect :: Embracing Simplicity This Christmas Season

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When I envision getting a Christmas tree, I think about the time we cut down our own at my Grandpa’s cabin in Michigan, snow covering the ground, dragging the gorgeous tree back home and...

Mama, Treat Yourself: 8 Ways to Recharge This Holiday Season

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As we approach the holiday season, it’s getting time for us mamas to kick it into high gear. And while things may not look exactly the same this year, I doubt we will completely...

Politics in 2020 :: Easy Insults & Drama

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My three and five year old daughters have two favorite insults. “You Stink!” they’ll shout, when one does something the other doesn’t like. “Stink,” in this context, is a noun rather than a verb...