If you see something, say something

By |2019-04-09T19:17:19+00:00April 9th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

I know that the hours before us will be filled with chaos and craziness, with the hard and the hilarious, with stressing and with blessing. But I look forward to the third Saturday morning in April every year. A team of volunteers from across the city combine forces in the pre-dawn hours to prepare for [...]

Shine Like Diamonds

By |2019-03-06T21:14:25+00:00March 6th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

Years ago, for a splash of pizazz, I added a black chalkboard paint border close to the ceiling in our Kentucky kitchen. On this border encircling our hub of family activity, my husband suggested that we write each family member’s name, birthdate, and favorite Bible verse. That night at the dinner table we asked our [...]

Happy Heart Day

By |2019-03-05T19:30:06+00:00February 14th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

I’ve always had a heart for Valentine’s Day! I remember with a big smile the excitement building the week leading up to February 14th each year. Afternoons were filled with Valentine preparation. First there was the official Valentine BOX. Before gift bags, back in my elementary era, shoeboxes with a hole cut in the top [...]

Are you a Christmas card person?

By |2018-12-12T17:29:22+00:00December 12th, 2018|Heart of Womanhood|

The Wiggintons are Christmas card people. We like to send Christmas cards. We like to receive Christmas cards. We’ve always been Christmas card people. When I said “I Do” to my husband in 1985, I said “I do” to many things! One desire my husband made perfectly clear during our engagement was that he’d like [...]

Teaching ThanksLiving

By |2018-11-14T18:16:11+00:00November 14th, 2018|Heart of Womanhood|

As with most new moms, when our first baby was born, I knew that one my jobs was to teach her good manners. You know the “please and thank you’s” and the “yes ma’ams and yes sirs.” Since hand coordination develops before verbal communication, way back in the 90’s the newest parenting thing was to [...]

Becoming a Barista Mom

By |2018-10-16T15:34:16+00:00October 16th, 2018|Heart of Womanhood|

Wednesday mornings are wonderful. It’s my weekly coffee date with Papa. Our family’s golden doodle (named “Sport”) excitedly joins us as we walk to our local Starbucks for an hour of good coffee and good conversation. Each time we open the door to our neighborhood coffee shop, the fresh ground scent reminds us that somethin’ [...]

Leave it behind you!

By |2018-08-14T14:12:10+00:00August 14th, 2018|Heart of Womanhood|

It happened in the Holiday Inn at Sandusky, Ohio. Last month we enjoyed a fun “family weekend” visiting our youngest daughter on Lake Erie–where 100+ college students were involved in a summer project with Campus Outreach. All too soon, it was time to say our good-byes, pack up our belongings, and travel back to our [...]

Preparing for our children’s “Independence Days”

By |2018-08-14T14:13:17+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Heart of Womanhood|

Every 4thof July morning, our ordinary collection of middle-class houses becomes an extraordinary celebration of family and freedom with our neighborhood parade. (Note: We were even featured in Family Fun magazine as one of the Most Fun Neighborhoods in the USA several years ago! That’s how fun our neighbors are!) To prepare for Independence Day, [...]

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