Welcome to Peace in the Pod!

TulipsWelcome and thanks for stopping by! Peace in the Pod is a place where you can find encouragement, laughter, and friendship. A place where my imperfect but beautiful life is on display to keep you company on your own journey.

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Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary

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I love my Catholic faith, but I’ve noticed that Catholic phrases are sometimes thrown around like the government throws around acronyms. For instance, when I worked for the government, I worked for DOH in BHR doing R&P and a little C&P – does that make sense to anyone besides me?

To someone from the outside, words like annunciation, exposition, visitation,

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A Giveaway from Peace in the Pod and Jen’s Beads and Things

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Today I am excited to be offering my very first giveaway! Thanks to my cousin Jen of Jen’s Beads and Things, I will be giving away a beautiful, hand crafted necklace and earring set to one lucky Peace in the Pod reader.

Jen is a wonderful wife and mother, owner of two businesses, an adjunct professor, and a preschool PTO leader. I have no idea how she finds time to make these pieces, but I am so glad that I have the opportunity to share her work with you. Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Summer


Welcome to Fall! Or as I like to call it, that time of year when our children head off to school and peace reigns once again. If we’re honest, most of us will say that the start of school comes with a little sadness and more than a little relief. As much as we love our children, we know that the last three months of unstructured “fun” have been too much for all of us. Continue reading

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The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series: My Coupon Confession

Header Photo 2 Welcome to part 3 of The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series! The first post in this series is my Quick Start Guide, which wraps the whole couponing process up into a neat little package. My second post, No-Clip Coupon Options, explores some great virtual couponing apps (which I just love!) Today I am writing my couponing confession. I intended for this series to break down Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Scallion Freezing

Scallion Header 2 This spring, when I was plotting out the dimensions of our newest square foot garden the kids’ garden, I realized that two of the sides would have a little extra room. I tied the grid strings to make my square foot sections and then took a break to think about what I could plant in the extra space. Continue reading

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Taking a Break

Header Photo 1 Wow, it has been a LONG time since I posted anything on Peace in the Pod! Did you miss me? Actually, don’t answer that question… Since the day I started this blog, I have been struggling with balancing my work with the rest of my life – something that each of us struggles with every day. I have been constantly asking myself questions like: Continue reading

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Update – Big Lessons from a (Gluten Free) Little Boy

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You may have read my post Big Lessons from a Little Boy when I published it in February. A few people did. In fact, it is the second most popular post on my blog, following closely behind The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series: No-Clip Coupon Options.

Something big happened to our family since I wrote Big Lessons from a Little Boy – Continue reading

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My Depression Story

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Oh, the paths God leads me down. Never in my life would I have expected to be a stay at home mother to three kids and a blogger who shares her inner struggles with the whole world. But, since God has a plan for all of us, I am open to his will and I am so excited to see where this path will lead.

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The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series: No-Clip Coupon Options

No Clip Coupon Cover Welcome to the second part of The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series! My Quick Start Guide is a great resource for new couponers who need to get started quickly and easily. This second installment of the coupon series will focus on options that require absolutely no clipping. I don’t know about you, but I HATE clipping coupons. It is so tedious and although I know it is important, I often find myself putting it at the bottom of my to do list. Every. Single. Week. Continue reading

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Are YOU Lonely?

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Would you publicly admit that you’re lonely? I recently mentioned on my personal Facebook page that despite a life full of blessings, I sometimes feel lonely. Since then, I have talked to several other women who could relate to that sentiment. It really drove home the point that there are a lot of people out there who need help but won’t admit it.

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