Mother's Musings

You Truly Are a Wonder, Women

I don’t like to sound full of myself or braggy, but I really am quite an amazing woman, a wonder. I possess many extraordinary gifts, abilities and titles. In my tiny Kingdom, I am Queen, Champion and Hero in so many situations.  You scoff? I promise you, fellow mother, you enjoy many of these amazing… Continue reading You Truly Are a Wonder, Women

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A safe place to rest, The Giving Stump

I read The Giving Tree for the first time since becoming a mom last night. I had one boy on either side of me. Bennett was half sitting on my lap and slightly rubbing my arm softly with his tiny hand. Boston had his head full of messy curls resting on my shoulder. We were… Continue reading A safe place to rest, The Giving Stump

Mother's Musings

Return Again: finding hope in the midst of the scary

This world we live in is beautiful.  There is so much goodness, so much kindness, so much love.  Most of the people in it are good, and they will be helping us raise our children.  I am so grateful for that. I often wonder if  the “scary” in the world feels a little scarier lately… Continue reading Return Again: finding hope in the midst of the scary

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Why I won’t worry how long his hair gets

I have a sweet friend who recently told me a story about her mom.  My friend is pretty amazing, and I am always curious about amazing people’s parents.  Her mom’s name is Mary.  She told me that there was a family in her church that had a son who grew his hair out really long.… Continue reading Why I won’t worry how long his hair gets

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The Keepers

I don’t think I will ever stop watching the music video “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran on repeat.  (Watch the video here.)  He did not write it about a Mother’s love, but the music video shows clips of Sheeran as a young baby, a toddler, a teenager, and an adult.  So many small, beautiful moments of his… Continue reading The Keepers

Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

I have some very deep feeling children. Maybe every mother says that? Do you also have deep feelers? My oldest feels IN LOVE when she meets a new friend and if I accidentally embarrass her there are tears for days. My toddler is a whole new world of emotions. When she got too angry a… Continue reading How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

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Don’t try to be a good mom

  Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability.  Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote… Continue reading Don’t try to be a good mom