11 Truths about Mothering I’ve Learned in 11 Years

Our oldest daughter turned eleven yesterday. Eleven. I have been a tad emotional and sentimental hugging on my not-so-little girl. I promised myself I would never be one of those moms who tell younger moms to “enjoy these days because they go so fast” because that advice can be irritating and completely unhelpful to a frazzled young mother who is trying desperately just to make it to bedtime. Instead I have been thinking about what could be helpful to newish mothers reading my blog. I love gleaning from the experience of moms that gave gone before me so I asked myself: if I could go back and tell my younger self the pieces of advice, the parenting nuggets that would be most helpful over the next eleven years, what would those be?

Well here’s eleven of them.

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What to Do For a Friend with Cancer

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I often receive emails asking what to do for a friend with cancer or another serious illness. So I decided to create a comprehensive post because I know people want to do, say, and give the right thing, but often don’t know what that looks like. Many of the ideas below come from DoSayGive readers. If you’ve had a cancer diagnosis please share what was helpful and meaningful to you and your family in the comment section at the bottom of the post. DoSayGive readers would appreciate it!Read More

10 Tips for Hosting A Beautiful (and Thoughtful!) Shower!

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I am so thrilled today that my amazing assistant, Meg Thatcher, is contributing with this lovely post. Meg graduated from TCU and is currently a graduate student at Dallas Theological Seminary where she is getting her Masters in Christian Education. When she’s not studying she’s helps keep DoSayGive (and me!) running smoothly. She isĀ  newly married and in a stage where many of her friends are getting married so it’s great to have her perspective on all things wedding! Today she is sharing photos from a recent bridal shower she hosted with her mom for her friend, Ashley Jarvie.

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What We Do: Children’s Chores

I am starting a new Motherhood Mondays series on Instastories next week and in preparation I had so many questions from readers about what kind of chores my children do and how that looks in our family. Today I am excited to partner with The Kid Who Can to share those with y’all along with some great products that make introducing chores to children simple and fun.

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Elegant & Easy Christmas Cards with Dixie Design + Card Etiquette Tips!

I’m thrilled to share our family’s Christmas cards this year and how easy it is to order cards from Dixie Design, an online source for refined, ready-made stationery that y’all are going to love just as much as I do! Plus, a few helpful etiquette tips as you think about your family’s card this year.

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