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Hi! I'm Tiffany blogger and creator of Counting Joys! I live in rural Iowa with my hubby and 2 kids. Together we are learning to lean into God's grace, navigate life as a homeschooling family, and working on finding joy in the everyday!
Faith, From the Heart

Count It All Joy

It’s amazing how time flies. I started my first blog 4 years ago. Throughout the years God has been faithful and brought our family through so much while drawing us closer to him.  After one really hard season, I noticed that this verse always comes back to me. Always has a way of “showing up” in my life.  So when I decided to share my thoughts and ramblings with you, I couldn’t think of any other name for my corner of the internet world… Counting Joys. Here’s why. Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, E-Man's Picks

Painting With Toddlers…

I do love to paint with my littles BUT lets face it, painting with a two year old isn’t exactly the most stress or mess free thing in the world.  So when a friend recommended these I just had to try them out. They quickly became a favorite and a month later we are still enjoying them and that’s why I decided they would be perfect for one  E-man’s favorite things! Continue Reading

From the Heart

Thank You… and I Mean that!

Have you ever tasted honey? I mean straight from that little bear jar? My kids eat it right on bread. Just honey and bread. I’ve been given a spoonful of honey for a cough and almost couldn’t keep it down. It was just SO sweet I could hardly stand it. But I swallowed it. Why? Because it was good for me.

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Faith, From the Heart

Jesus’ Mama

One of my favorite Christmas songs has always been “Mary did you know?” I love Mary’s heart. Her willingness to serve God could have cost her everything. Her family, her fiance,  her name, maybe even her life during that period in time. She still said yes.  I have to wonder did she really truly know what she was saying yes to? Continue Reading

Faith

BE BOLD

It was a year ago in February that I attended a woman’s conference.  I was excited and nervous (cuz introvert remember).  I walked in so unsure.  I came out clinging to a small domino with two simple words written on it.  “Be bold”.

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A Few Of Our Favorite Things, My Picks

5 Must Haves for Cloth Diapering

Whether you are just starting out with cloth diapers or thinking about cloth diapering, you have probably been searching the internet for everything you’ll need to be successful. The choices between prefolds, AIO’S, Pockets and other kinds of cloth diapers go on and on. It’s enough to make your head spin. But what else are you going to need? I asked my cloth diapering friends what their must haves were. I wasn’t shocked that we pretty much all had the same list.  So here’s a list of 5 things I refuse to live without.   No matter what kind of cloth you went with, these items are sure to make your life easier!

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From the Heart

Simplifying Christmas

Every year it’s the same dilemma. What do we get them for Christmas? It seems that we spend so much time and money on Christmas for our kids to pick out one thing to play with and then proceed to play with only that thing… forever.  Until I get fed up with all the stuff laying around and decide all toys need to be sold or donated.  All of a sudden the kids love whatever I’m tossing out.  Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, My Picks

Read To Me

I recently discovered podcasts. What can that possibly do with reading? It turns out a lot! Before you quit reading because you think this “doesn’t pertain to you”, please don’t!  I promise it will! The benefits of reading aloud are so many!  Here are a few ideas that will be useful to you no matter what stage in life. Continue Reading

From the Heart, Looking Back

I Still Miss You

I still miss you from time to time. I think about what could’ve and would’ve been. You were only in my life for such a short time but I loved you more then you know. More than I knew. I didn’t know it was possible to love someone you’ve never met.  Not until we lost you. Continue Reading

From the Heart

Forgiving You: An Open Letter Of Forgiveness

Forgiving You - An Open Letter of Forgiveness

Hello.

Where do I start? You’ve been on my mind a lot lately. The truth is I’ve started writing this letter a million times. I’ve even thought I had finished it a few times, put it in an envelope and sealed it. Only to later throw it in the trash. I wouldn’t even know an address to send it to. The timing wasn’t right, or so I told myself. When is the right time really?

So here it goes…

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