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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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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

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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

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The most powerful tool parents have

We innately crave the love of our mother’s very deeply.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have even realized that I still do things to this day in hopes of impressing her, or even winning MORE of that love.  I recently read Siblings Without Rivalry, and I highly recommend it to all… Continue reading The most powerful tool parents have

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When it is a lot of work

Chores and errands seem like shoveling while it is snowing when you have littles.  Put them in, buckle them up.  “Don’t touch that, it’s yucky!”  Fighting, crying, whining.    “I had just folded those!!!”  Unbuckle them, take them out.  “No, we can’t get that.  I know you want it, but you want everything.”  Snacks, sippy… Continue reading When it is a lot of work

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Loving like there isn’t tomorrow

He cried and I am a sucker.  I go back into his room and pick him up.  His arms pull me in to him and he lays his head on my shoulder.  His sobs stop immediately.  I sit down on the rocking chair with him and listen to his breaths slow. His body is warm… Continue reading Loving like there isn’t tomorrow

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I Won’t Waste Another Wish

I sometimes picture myself as an older woman. My children have flown the coup. My sweet husband and I have dinner with only each other as company most nights. I fill my days with…I really can’t picture that part. Will there really be a time in my life where I am not trying to keep… Continue reading I Won’t Waste Another Wish