Category: For Mommas

Today's Joy Will Expire

When All of Those Moms Were Right… Mostly

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Jax, my three-year-old took a nap the other day – something he hasn’t done consistently in over a year. Consequently, he was up late. At about 10:00 pm, after books and stories and sitting with him, he said, “Momma? Remember when you used to hold me? Remember when you used to get my pillow and…

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WHAT MOMS WERE THINKING

What Moms Were Thinking When Kate Stepped Out With Baby Number 3

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

I think the entire world gasped when the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the hospital, carrying her third baby while wearing a red dress by Jenny Packham and HEELS. She was stunning… as always… a true picture of royalty. But I think MOMS everywhere, remembering the hours after we gave birth… when our insides…

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Maybe They Do Notice

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

My husband needs a clean workspace to start a new project. I respect people like him, but I’m just the opposite. Often, if I want to motivate myself to do all of the things I HAVE to do, I take on a project that I WANT to do. It makes all of those less fun…

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My Body Broken For You

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

I had this mission. Lose all the baby weight. It seemed like a simple goal. Nursing helped. Watching my sugar intake helped. Eating healthy and getting exercise… it all helped. Even though I should be clear that my version of exercise is chasing three kids around. Well, two and a newborn. I have this friend…

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When You Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

I get it. You looked into their sweet little eyes and wondered, “Do you feel like I’m too busy? Do you know that I feel like I’m failing you?” You looked at your husband and thought, “Do you know that I wish there was more time for us, too? Like, do you know that I…

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What It Feels Like To Parent A Child With Anxiety

Monday, November 27th, 2017

When your child is young and it is time for bed, you walk into the room ahead of them, and turn on the nightlight. You might find the special blanket or lovie, you might even turn on the closet light and open the closet door… You do these things because you love your child. You…

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Strong Mom

Strong Mom.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

I imagine you sitting on your couch – a baby crawling on the floor or in your lap… maybe an older brother or sister playing nearby. You’re going to have to think about their next meal or snack or diaper soon or maybe you’ll need to go get bigger kids from school soon – which means you’ll…

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When A Spirit-Led Mom Remembers Who She Really Is

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Sometimes my heart becomes absolutely overwhelmed. Does this ever happen to you? You know the Truth of who God is, and yet you become so focused on… just… everything else happening around you? From babies to grandbabies, a mother’s heart never stops thinking of those she’s given to love. So many people and projects and…

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When What’s Best For Your Child Doesn’t Make Sense to Anyone Else

Monday, August 14th, 2017

It’s nine o’clock AM, and I am sitting outside my daughter’s first grade classroom with my laptop open and my heart a little nervous. The school, built decades ago, isn’t setup like most. The classrooms open up to a central library. And while you might think that noise or distractions would prevent little minds from…

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Summer’s Final Call

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

“That’s it! It’s time to come in now! We’re going to have to get ready for bed, because school starts tomorrow.” It was the last call of the summer. It seems as though my kids have spent more hours out of the house than in it over the last few months. They played in our…

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Why Many Millennial Parents Struggle With Anxiety

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Dear friend, Let me start with this. It’s not just up to you to keep them safe. This week I read yet another article online highlighting one more way I need to protect my children from this world. As I made my way through one father’s terrifying narrative and his hopeless account of how he…

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When Community Doesn’t Look Like It Once Did

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Earlier this year, I created a network for writers to find encouragement, resources and community as they pursue their craft. From this network, I have discovered new and seasoned voices that absolutely need to be heard by many! The post below has been written by Tammy, of TammyLeeMarlene.com, and I’m so excited to share it with…

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Hey Momma? If You Are Still Awake Read This

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Did you think it all over? – The day, I mean. Have you had a chance to replay all of your moments? To rethink your choices? To come up with half a dozen ways you could have or should have done it differently? Have you made promises for how tomorrow will be different? Tomorrow, you’ll…

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What Will Your Kids Grow Up and Read About Their Lives?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

I was sitting in the hallway waiting for my kids to finally fall asleep. All three of them wanted me to sit in their bedrooms, but obviously this wasn’t possible. I don’t know if you realize this, but a person cannot be three places at once. Try telling them this. So I compromised and plopped down onto the…

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Here’s How to Make Mom Guilt Be Quiet (With Free Printable)

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

I don’t really remember what my son did that evening to cause me to put him in timeout, but I know that he needed a minute to think about what he had done. That’s why we do timeouts in our house. When my kids make a poor choice, they take a break and pause for…

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