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Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein graduated summa cum laude from John Brown University and began her career with NavPress, where she worked on The Message Bible. She is a mother of four and she and her family served as missionaries to Uganda for five years.  Janel has continued using her gift of writing by serving as a writer and editor and you can read more from her at A Generous Grace.


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To Makeup, or Not to Makeup?

I am a mother of four young children. My daily adornments may include an organic shade of green (in truth, peas), an otherwise trendy shade of chocolate brown in the…

Easy, Healthy After-School Snacks

Some recipes for somewhat healthy, quick treats to celebrate the new school year: Simple veggie dip: Light sour cream; add seasoning salt (like Lowry’s), dill, and onion powder to taste….

Rainy Day Idea #3: Bunk Beds

Recently my kids passed one of those childhood milestones: bunk beds (also referred to by my sons as “bonk beds.” Yes, I believe there is a reason for this). One…

Homemade Carpet Spot-Cleaner: Easy and Cheap

My carpet and I have a pretty close relationship, considering that between the dog and a few preschoolers, I scrub it at least twice a week. MomBlogger Jenn Dyer and…

Quick Ideas for Romance!

A few ideas to warm you up as the weather cools down…! When you’re running errands and know your husband will be home, grab his favorite drink from Starbucks, Sonic, or wherever. Pick…

That Painful 1%

It happened after we ate at Chick-fil-A one evening, when my husband and I drove home separately, the kids riding with me in their car seats. I’d wanted to give…

Disciplining Boys: An “Aha!” Moment

I can tell when it’s happening. My son wants to hit everything (or everyone) in sight with something: his foam sword, his body, a pillow, a blanket, a piece of cardboard. He…

“Let Me Hold You Longer”

Almost a year ago I listened to an interview with bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, in which she shared the story behind a poem I’ve posted below. (The poem is actually from…

Budget-Fudging, and Other Small Crimes

I don’t know what you and your husband have set up financially, but I have a budget. After an ongoing discussion, I have an amount of money each month that…

Plan B

Well, it didn’t work. We weren’t able to sell our house over the summer. For the last couple of weeks of the season, a slow, steady awareness descended on me: We’re not moving. What…

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