Motherhood

Seasons (of motherhood) are circular

When Motherhood Takes All Oh friends, I have two half-written posts, scrap paper with?blog ideas overflowing, and social media shares still residing safely in?my bookmarks. ?Everything is just there. ?Waiting for me. It’s funny how every week I set out to do things and every week I’m buried somehow between loads of laundry, a crockpot …

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Why we’re all taking life too seriously and how it pays to play hooky

A sermonette to myself First, I’d like to thank my Dad for letting me play hooky approximately 1-2 times per school year from about 9th grade onward. ?He knew my rebellion was strong when I would ask him to call me off for the day. ?The year he was not in charge of me, whilst …

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My happiness doesn’t depend on others

A hard lesson for all of us (and one I’m still learning) It seems just like yesterday, but it’s been over 3 months since my mom and I vacationed with the kiddos in Ottawa, Canada. Ottawa had amazing architecture, a world-class tulip festival, but most important to my children was – THE WIGGLES WERE BROADCAST …

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Parenting little ones and flying on airplanes- two great analogies

It’s no big secret that I have struggled to adjust to having three children. ?I adore my little people, but each day has challenges and perplexities that I could not have imagined pre-kids. ? ?I’ve actually never been so thankful for the years of basketball I played because it’s made me appreciate zone defense! When …

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How the Library Summer Reading Program nearly sent me to the Funny Farm

The guilt of motherhood circa 2015 is complex. ?It’s not enough to have your 4-yr old in a Master’s Mini-musicians class, you have to feed them only organic rice krispies while sipping on a BPA-free-non-dairy-no-GMOS-from-the-fountain-of-youth Coconut Frappe Latte. ?One scroll of my Facebook feed and I’m not thin enough, disciplined-enough, didn’t nurse long enough, and …

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How to be more productive by doing nothing

It’s 9:19 on a weeknight…. and no one needs me. The children and the husband are asleep. The house is quiet. Sure the kitchen is still showing its?post-dinner exodus – a dirty stove-top and unrinsed dishes. ?Thomas the Train has spewed his track all over the living room floor and there is a pile of …

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The Fruit of the Spirit for Moms

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ?gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ?Galatians 5:22-23 My kids love this catchy little tune on YouTube.?- “The fruit of the Spirit’s not a coconut. ?The fruit of the Spirit’s not a coconut!” ? You’re sooo welcome for …

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