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Survival Guide for a Day Off School

Posted by Carrie Flener on

That's right.  We got the call 5 minutes after the alarm woke us up.  My phone rang announcing school had been cancelled.  It came as a surprise -- had I not watched the news the night before or checked the weather app in the last 24 hours?! I struggle handling my expectations.  What I had planned for today didn't line up with how things were playing out.  However, our weekend was super busy, so the thought of being "stuck" sounded a bit refreshing too. Unfortunately, my middle-schooler and I could not get back to sleep after "the call" and the...

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4 Things I've Learned While Parenting a Tween

Posted by Carrie Flener on

  I've dreaded this day since the day she was born.  Middle school.  It seems so daunting and scary and too much for this momma's heart to handle.  In middle school are boys and hormones and drugs and sex talks and....am I really ready for this!?! But God, in all his grace and love for me, has prepared me for this moment.  Fortunately, my oldest wasn't handed to me as a 12-year-old.  We've gone through a lot together and built a relationship that led to the middle school years.  And, while I'm still scared to death by all that is...

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Praying Dangerously Together

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We often read other blogs and share it with each other, so we thought...why not share it with you too! Prayer is something that we Etch girls value greatly and when we read this blog post by Whitney Putnam, founder of Imperfectly Brave, it immediately resonated with us and conveys our heart behind a collection we launched last fall – A Shared Table is a Shared Life. The Shared Table Collection was inspired by 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NLT) : We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.  We believe that...

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Show Love with Scripture

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We've pulled together our favorite verses that help us tell someone they are loved, both by us and by the Lord.  We think these are the perfect jump-starters for you to partner with Etch to create the perfect custom hand-lettered Valentines for the ones you love.

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3 Songs That We Have On Repeat

Posted by Carrie Flener on

"You gotta listen to this!" That's what my husband said to me one morning as we were getting the kids ready for school.  A song was playing, but I could barely hear it about the chatter and noise that comes with three kids getting ready for school.  Instead of hearing the words of the song, I heard, "Mom, can you help me make my lunch?" "Mom, can you tell him to stop looking at me?" "Mom, where are my shoes?" I could tell from my husband's expression that it was important for me to listen to the song, so I...

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