Gina G. Smith

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Gifts We Can Give Our Kids: Consistency

February 22, 2013

Over the last couple of years, we have begun to think of certain parts of our parenting as gifts we are giving our children. Have you ever thought of discipline/correction as a gift? It really helps change my outlook to think of it that way, especially when the children seem slow to respond. Rather than Read More


Variations on “Breakfast”

February 18, 2013

Brek-thist Bwep-tist Bettist Bwek-fist Beddist Burptist Brep-thist How many ways have your kids found to pronouce this word? And what is your favorite go-to breakfast?  Ours is pictured above. We call it egg-in-a-hole. I’ve also heard it called egg-in-a-frame, egg-in-a-basket, egg-in-a-nest. And yes, my kids devour them. I have to stop them at two each. Read More


Getting Over Myself

February 13, 2013

Have you wondered what could have possibly changed so suddenly in my life that I am now more free to turn on the lights and dust the shelves and rearrange the furniture in this blog?  I’ll tell you. decided to get over myself. I stopped believing that as soon as I had things in order Read More


To My Main Man

February 11, 2013

Happy birthday to my main man. I love the way you work so hard, and parent with imagination. You’re so understanding, and you speak to me with wise, loving, and encouraging words. I can’t wait for you to come home every day, because home is always better when you’re here. I think you are wonderful.


Who He Is and What He’s Doing

February 6, 2013

  Many of you know the circumstances of our dear friend and pastor, Kim Buttram. If not, here is a little history of how his life and the lives of his family members changed forever this past summer.  I know how you all have been lifting our church family up before the Father. Will you Read More


A Little Fall Fancy

October 19, 2012

It’s not much, but a little break in our school schedule allowed me a few moments for some freshening up. I love fall. And like Anne, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables If you have never been to West Virginia in the autumn, well, Read More


What’s in YOUR Wash?

October 17, 2012

So it turns out I’m not alone in this world. There are others out there. Others who don’t check pockets before they do laundry. This was confirmed to me through a silly status update I did on Facebook yesterday. The game was this: “Fill in the blank. I hate finding ____________ in the washer when Read More


How Reasoning Changes

October 8, 2012

I used to drink coffee because it was cozy in the morning. I chose the cup based on how pretty it was and how comfortable it felt in my hand, because I planned on holding it for a while. Now I just go for the biggest mug and hope I will get to drink at Read More


The Busiest I’ve Ever Been

September 15, 2012

I can’t recall a time in my life when I’ve been busier than I am right now. These kids are growing up so fast and keeping us on our toes. Collapsing into bed at night, just after the kids are down occurs on a regular basis. I really hate that blogging has taken a back Read More


Content with March’s Lion, Delayed Plans, and Being On Time

March 5, 2012

March has certainly come in like a lion this year as tornadoes, thunderstorms and snow came ripping through the east over the weekend. Our best laid plans for the annual homeschool testing session were delayed by the snow/bad road conditions this morning, so I was forced into tackling some serious laundry issues and getting a Read More

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