Category: For Mommas

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Mommy’s First Christmas

Friday, December 5th, 2014

There are branches wrapped in festive lights, packages arriving in the mail and family is gathering from near and far. But this Christmas is different. This year is even more special, because you got your Christmas gift early. Being a Mommy is wonderful. Isn’t it? Your sweet baby has brought more joy in the short…

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To The Momma at Chick-Fil-A

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

I saw you come in with your sweet kids the other day – one on your hip and one around your leg. I watched as you ordered your lunch, and then set the baby on the counter to dig through the diaper bag for your wallet. I wanted to cheer for you as they handed…

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Little Girls and Their Mommas

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“You’re a mean momma!” She shouted as she pushed her tiny thirty pound body away from mine. They were hurtful words, but I knew she didn’t mean them. I mean, she did, but… she didn’t really. On this day, I wouldn’t let her have another juice box before bed. “Sister. Momma doesn’t want you to…

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Only Good Mommies…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I used to think that good mommies were a group of women that did everything right. You know. Good mommies don’t yell. They have endless patience. Good mommies balance life at home and work and every other group/organization they or their kids are a part of. Good mommies have clean houses and do crafts and…

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To the Momma Who Needs to Vent

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

“I just cleaned this house!” I sigh as I walk out of my bedroom and find a living room floor covered in toys AGAIN! NO! No No No! I’m not cleaning this mess again today. I’m not doing it! I’m not going to spend all day sorting through these toys to get them put away…

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You’re Worth Your Own Attention

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It was late… not like Tonight Show late… like infomercial late… like somewhere there is a farmer getting up to start his day late…. Like almost tomorrow late. And I hadn’t slept one bit. Don’t get me wrong here. My head had touched the pillow. It had touched the pillow many times, but it hadn’t…

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Somewhere There Is a Woman…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Somewhere there is a woman rocking a baby in the middle of the night. She is exhausted and tired, and as she rocks back and forth, she cries silently into his curly hair. His head tucked up under her chin, his chubby hands holding onto her, she holds him tightly and prays, “Lord, make me…

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The Day I Stopped Saying, “I Don’t Have Time”

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I bent down and kissed him on the cheek. His sister was holding one of my hands, and I was holding his new baby brother’s carseat with my other arm. “Love you, sweet boy. You have to go into your classroom now. I will be back to pick you up after school.” I turned to…

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Because Let’s Be Honest, You Do More Than They Realize

Friday, September 5th, 2014

“Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be just like Daddy.” “Oh yeah? Which job do you want to have? Daddy does a lot of different things doesn’t he?” “I want to be ALL of them! I want to be a welder-man, and a firefighter-man, and a construction-man, and a city council-man, and a…

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Don’t Give Up Hope – One Mom’s Message to Childless Women

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Someone once called me a Mommy Blogger. I didn’t mind. After all, I am a Mommy and I blog, and the majority of what I write includes my children in some way. But, I guess I just never put myself in that category – and honestly, it used to be for a reason. I write…

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Raising Hope: How We Are Changing the World

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

“I don’t want to play with her anymore!” “Bubba,” I calmly corrected, “It’s not nice to tell your sister that she can’t play with you. Can you please scoot over and let her play on the other side with her toys too?” Tears streamed down my daughter’s face as her brother’s words sunk into her…

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To the Momma Hanging On By A Thread

Friday, August 8th, 2014

I have no idea what last night was like for you. Maybe you got a great night of sleep and you woke up this morning ready to conquer the day. Or maybe you spent hour after hour holding and rocking and feeding a fussy baby, or a sick baby, or a baby who just refused…

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What I Need My Kids to Know About Finding “The One”

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

When I met your Daddy, there weren’t any sparks. Things didn’t move in slow motion, and we didn’t lock eyes while music played in the background. Actually, that’s not true. The mall always has music playing… but it wasn’t some romantic ballad. It was just a regular Wednesday at work. I worked at a kiosk…

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Better Than Holding Their Hand…

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

“One last push, and you can meet your son!” the nurse cheered. And she was right. As I leaned forward, I saw him. Brand new. Arms stretched wide. Hands open. Reaching for something to hold onto. Such a big transition into this new world. Such a brave adventure. But as they laid him on my…

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Mommy? Were You and Daddy Lost?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

“Momma?” “Yeah, buddy?” I stood in the doorway of his bedroom. He was tucked into his twin sized bed, and his little sister was tucked into hers across the room. My husband and I had already told bedtime stories and prayed. I was giving my final hugs before I said goodnight when he started his…

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