The Day Logan was Born

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Baby #2. My Sweet Logan Olivia.

She’s finally here. What a blessing this baby is! It’s amazing how loved a brand new child can be when they haven’t done a single thing for any of us yet.  They can’t say “I love you,” or “Thank you,” or even offer a smile to let us know they like us.  But something happens when they are born, that their parents and all who meet them simply fall in love with them.

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4 Ways to Move from being a Stepdad to a Dad

Today’s post is brought to you by an old friend of mine.  For a time in our life, Chuck and I were partners in crime and best buds.  He is now happily married to his wonderful wife, Christine, and together they write their own blog, Wonderful Joy, about faith, family, and home. In marrying Christine, he also inherited her two children from her previous marriage. In this post, Chuck discusses how he went from being an “outsider” in this established family of three, to a full-on dad and integral part of a new family.

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Making Time: A Picnic Date

If you’ve had any personal communication with me over the last few months, you know its been a crazy summer for the Hallahans. With my impromtu trip to California in June, a week working at summer camp with the whole family in July, immediately followed by a week heading up the preschool Vacation Bible School at our church, then a week at my parents while Dave took our youth group on a missions trip to Boston, finally ending with a leadership conference in Lancaster, PA, we settled back into our home last week for what felt like the first time all summer. Man, just writing that paragraph makes me sleepy.

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