Category: For Mommas

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Please Don’t Tell Me I’ll Miss This – Today That Isn’t Helping

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

When my daughter was little (about 9 months) we called her my little koala baby. Imagine Momma Koala going about her day climbing eucalyptus trees and munching on leaves all while Baby Koala is along for the ride. Translate that into human activities, and you have a pretty clear picture of about six months of…

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Dancing in the Difficult

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

“You sure have your hands full.” I was busy keeping my nearly 4 year old from pulling all of the Hot Wheels cars from the display rack next to the checkout and calming my overtired two year old. “Every day, sir. Every single day.” I barely glanced up at him, but it was long enough…

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Why Did I Want to Be a Mommy?

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Last week, I sat down at my computer and wrote a few thoughts about my life after having children. I shared my heart based on our own experiences as a family. I didn’t know the number of people those words would reach or the impact that they would have on the hearts of women and…

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To Wives: Before You Were “Mommy”

Friday, January 24th, 2014

  When we found out that we were pregnant with my son (now 4), my husband and I became one of those “new parent” couples. We researched together, shopped together and made every choice surrounding the arrival of our new baby together. I’m talking right on down to the discussion of which wipes would represent…

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Mommy’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Because She is Just Like Me

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

She was just like me -her kids swinging from a jungle gym a little too high, her youngest braving a fast slide, her little girl out of breath from skipping. We were standing on the side of playground in a city far away while our children laughed together. She began to tell me about her…

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Bless My Crumby Life

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Red light. I reached behind my seat to pick up a fallen straw. It came back with a half-eaten sucker and goldfish dust stuck to it. Gross. I glanced into the backseat. Abandoned socks and shoes, toys and trinkets, crayons and Cheerios were strewn across the floor of my minivan like an explosion of toddler…

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Jesus in the Mess

Friday, October 25th, 2013

It was Thursday afternoon just after lunch… I was busy clearing half-eaten chicken nuggets and cheese sandwiches from the table. My dishwasher was full of clean dishes that needed to be put away and my sink was full of dirty dishes that needed some serious attention. Sandwich crusts, bread crumbs, empty cheese wrappers, and juice…

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A Pocket Full of Memories

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Mommy….” “Just a second baby.” “Mommy…” “Hang on… mommy is almost done.” “Mommy, do you have a pocket?” “What?” I barely look up from my phone to see what trinket my tiny 2 year old wants me to store for her. “Do you have a pocket, mommy?” “Yes, baby. I have a pocket. What do…

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My Promise for Today

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I don’t know what I imagined being a momma would be like…but this was certainly not it. The screaming fits for a pink sucker that we do not have in the pantry. The great, big, from the depths of his soul tears for the green light-up shoes instead of the red ones. The frustrations of enormous…

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When Love Runs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

“Mommmmaaaaa!!!” There is terror in his voice. I jump up and stumble towards the door bashing my thigh into the footboard of our bed. I put my hands on the doorframe to steady myself and open my eyes for the first time. Thunder is crashing outside, and the wind is shrieking. MOOOOmmmmaaa!! He is crying…

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That’s Where Mommy Was…

Monday, September 30th, 2013

I push my babies on the swings in our backyard almost every night. Over the last few months, we have spent hours on those swings. I push, and they giggle and chat and sing and kick their little feet pretending to run through the air. I wouldn’t trade the time that we have spent in…

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What I Wish They Had Told Me Before I Had My Baby

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The warm sun shone through the nursery window as I rocked my 5 day old in a plush aqua colored glider. I had rocked in that chair for weeks before my son arrived hoping he might become accustomed to the feel of it. I thought that maybe if he got used the gliding motion while…

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A Lesson on Beauty

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

*Clomp clomp clomp clomp* “Look, mommy! I pretty just like you.” Her tiny size 6 toddler feet were tucked into the toes of my sparkly flats. She had gone to my closet and pulled them all on her own. She was so proud of herself as she came clomping across the kitchen floor. “See! I…

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Raising Greatness – Parenting With Love

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The pool was closing early for the day. We had arrived not long before, and when the announcement was made… I honestly panicked. If you have ever met a toddler, you are surely aware of their extremely delicate dispositions. Basically, they are always one “no” away from complete meltdown. Toddler mommies spend the majority of…

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