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Nov
21
2014

Update on My Daughter {& me}

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Ah, lovely readers. Have I mentioned how much I adore you and how thankful I am for you? I have had so many comments and emails telling me how you are praying for my daughter and for our family. THANK YOU!   I wanted to give you an update on how things are going at […]

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My Frugal $26 Room Makeover plus tips to update yours -- The Peaceful Mom

  It’s November which means the holidays are closing in on us and you may be feeling the itch to spruce up your home before company comes. I felt the need to redecorate a few weeks ago before my daughter’s accident but I had a budget of only $30 so I had to be extremely creative. […]

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Oct
31
2014

The Question That I Didn’t Ask

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I will never leave you - The Peaceful Mom

[Editor’s Note: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a few deep thoughts that have been rolling around in my head. Don’t worry – I won’t become philosophical in every post. ] With the recent circumstances in our life (read more here) I have been thinking about others who have to walk through challenges and […]

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Oct
28
2014

A Sense of Normalcy

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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Now that my daughter is back home I am longing for a sense of normalcy. We are trying to get back into a daily routine that is similar to the one we had before even though the details are a little different with my daughter in a wheelchair and everyday tasks taking longer than usual. With […]

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Oct
25
2014

Update on My Daughter

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Update on My Daughter - The Peaceful Mom

I have often thought that God allows me the privilege of experiencing hardships in life so that I can use those experiences to comfort and encourage others in similar circumstances. Like 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: “He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone […]

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Oct
21
2014

Why I Will Be Missing For A Little While

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

  There are some experiences in life that put everything into perspective.   You know those moments when your entire life flashes before your eyes and you are at a loss? We experienced one of those this weekend when our neighbor knocked on our door to tell us that our 17 year old daughter had […]

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New Site - Beautiful Life 365 Screenshot

It’s finally here! I have been working hard behind the scenes on my new website: Beautiful Life 365. While The Peaceful Mom is a very practical site where I give you tools to save money, get organized and enjoy life, my new site is more spiritual, inspirational and personal. I am opening up my spiritual […]

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Sep
18
2014

One Way to Instantly Improve Your Day

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

One Way to Instantly Improve Your Day from The Peaceful Mom

You know when you have one of THOSE days? The kids are uncooperative, you stayed up too late, the to-do list is a mile long and no coffee in the world is strong enough. It’s easy on a day like that to focus on yourself and your problems, but I encourage you to take a minute […]

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Aug
28
2014

How a Fast Food Manager Changed Me

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

How a Fast Food Manager Changed Me - The Peaceful Mom

This is J. He is the general manager of a local fast food restaurant … and two weeks ago he challenged me.   Let me tell you the story.   It was a DAY – you know, the kind of day where things don’t go as planned and you get nothing accomplished. I had been busy all […]

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Aug
19
2014

Hope – Don’t Lose It!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Do Not Lose Hope - The Peaceful Mom

There is so much going on in the world today – wars, genocide, human trafficking, suicides … and on and on. It’s easy to pay attention to all that we see in the news and to allow the negativity to steal our peace and our hope. Except for this: Hope isn’t about current events. Hope isn’t about […]

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Aug
14
2014

Easy Freezer Cooking (except … not!)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Easy Freezer Cooking - The Disaster Edition - The Peaceful Mom

Okay, so I had this brilliant idea to do some freezer cooking each night this week as I cooked dinner. I normally double meals or set aside a little time in the morning when my brain is working to do my cooking for the freezer, but I decided to switch up my routine. Well, let’s just say […]

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Aug
12
2014

Why Robin William’s Death Deeply Affected Me

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

The Hole That Will Never Be Filled - The Peaceful Mom

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to talk about something very important today: life, depression and death. There are some holes in life that can never be filled because the piece that fits is missing. Robin William’s death leaves one of those holes. I don’t normally write about celebrities but this has grieved me deeply. […]

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