Chapter 27~ The Girl Who Can Be Trusted

Ouch! This chapter in Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood really hurts my heart.  Not because my sweet daughter Laura was a girl who could not be trusted, because she was. But because I was the one who could not be trusted at this age. I groan when I read this chapter […]

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Crafty Girls ~ Bare Feet Welcome Wreath 25

Spring didn’t sneak in this year — it leaped in threw open it’s arms and sang “Ta-da!”. This has been a most unusual month with temperatures above 70 degrees many days in March. My feathered friends have returned to awaken me every morning with their raucous  serenade. As I look out my window, I see […]

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Chapter 26~ Boy Friends

Just last week  in our study of Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, we talked about the awakening of the love nature in our little girls. It seems to happen overnight! It seems as though yesterday she was playing with dolls and the next day she has put her Barbie away and […]

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Redefining Beauty

  Twenty uniquely created faces stared at me with secret hurts, uncertainties, longings. I saw in the darkness of their eyes a reflection of the woman I once was. As I shared each morsel of truth wrapped in hope, a softening glow crept forth in their countenance. The message was penetrating their souls. It was […]

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Craft Girls ~ Princess and the Pea Sleeping Bag 24

  Hello there Crafty Girls! I saw this idea for a pillow sleeping bag a while back and just had to share it with you. It reminds me of the fairy tale The Princess and The Pea. Do you know this story?   Once upon a time a princess was traveling in a far off […]

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Chapter 25 ~ The Waking of the Love Nature

Hmmmm, what do you do when your daughter suddenly, overnight has a crush on a tween-age heart throb? Or, maybe she is not that into pop culture and her crush is on the cute boy at church? How is a mom supposed to handle this? It is tough! In my estimation, during this transitional time […]

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How a Book Becomes a Friend

A book becomes a friend in the same way an acquaintance becomes a friend. Time is the most important ingredient in building a relationship with a person or a book. Reread books that you’ve enjoyed the first time. Reread them again in times of trauma or loneliness. Reread them to your friends or younger siblings. […]

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Crafty Girls ~ Happy St. Patricks Day Treats 23

Top o’ the mornin’ to you Crafty Girls ! Back again this week with a sweet treat to share with your friends and family…even if you aren’t Irish. With a last name like Noonan, our family proudly claims the Irish Heritage and likes to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day. Here is a fun craft tutorial […]

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Chapter 24 ~ Making Friends of Books

C.S. Lewis once said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Yes, Mr. Lewis, you are sooo right! I am a reader; I come from a long line of readers, and my husband and I begat readers. In my home of origin,  family history […]

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Crafty Girls ~ Moist March-Green Cake 22

Mmmmm, Thought we might want to have a go at cooking this week! Here is a fun and very easy way to bring spring into your home with a Key Lime Cake from AllRecipe.com! It received 4.5 stars out of 5 . This one is delicious and simple…   Let me know what you think […]

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