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What I do on the first day of school ...

If you need a recipe, here's one for Nutella Ice cream: bit.ly/1rio3ut
If you need a recipe, here’s one for Nutella Ice cream: bit.ly/1rio3ut We still have one more week of summer vacation at Casa de Roose. However, many of you are bundling your offspring back to school this morning, so I want to share my back-to-school tradition with you: After the kids leave the house, I eat a bowl of ice cream. Yes, on [...]

The ONE word that represents what ALL...

Helicopter-Mom
Is there ONE thing that your kids need more than anything else? Okay, other than Jesus. Yes, I believe that all kids need Jesus. You do, too. But, outside of a relationship with Christ, what else does your child need in order to succeed in life? In a word: RESOURCEFULNESS Last week, I posted on Facebook about how I stopped school shopping wit [...]

Goodbye, Marie…

Goodbye, Marie…
Dear Marie, It’s your last day in the US. Today, I figured I would distract myself for a little while by writing this blog post. It’s Saturday morning and we’re in the living room. You’re sitting in the chair across from me while Sami is braiding your hair one more time. You didn’t want have to deal with your ha [...]

22 Things I’ve Learned about My...

22 Things I’ve Learned about Myself & Marriage Over the Past 22 years
-Andy Stanley As of today, I’ve been married for 22 years. Double Deuces. Apparently, we’re supposed to exchange copper-theme gifts this year. Suggestions include copper mugs, pitchers or door knockers. Copper? That’s not happening. Yet, each wedding anniversary feels like a gold medal for me. I’m proud of every annual [...]

Set Yourself Up for Success: 5 (Unrel...

Set Yourself Up for Success: 5 (Unrelated) Lifehacks You Can Use Today
photo credit: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000582327361/91aa81bf907abab992a495c605b4c187.png Lifehacks are strategies or life management techniques. I love lifehacks because they expand the potential of what I am already doing so that I can do life better. So, I thought I would put together my own list of lifehacks. Now, this li [...]

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  • The Secret – 10th Anniversary Edition September 2, 2014
    Today, Ken Blanchard and I are excited to announce the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Secret. Here’s a two-minute video about the history of this project…
  • YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS… July 3, 2014
    I’m going to sound like a saleswoman, but I HAVE to tell you about something that you HAVE to try! (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with jewelry, shakes or purses; I promise that it won’t cost you a penny, and I don’t have the potential for financial gain if you decide to try... Continue reading →
    Lauren Snyder