For the Mom Who Doesn’t Think She Can Do This

For the Mom Who Doesn’t Think She Can Do This

She was on the other side of the wall in the next room. I couldn’t hear what the nurses were saying or her husband or friends. I couldn’t hear what words her family might have spoken to assure her. I couldn’t hear the calm words of the doctor or the likely beeping of...

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For the Momma Who is Stronger than She Knows

For the Momma Who is Stronger than She Knows

You are strong. I imagine you don’t usually feel as if that word fits you. ...stressed tired overwhelmed anxious exhausted... Maybe it seems those words better fit how you feel most days. And maybe they do. Maybe you pour and give and never feel quite filled back up....

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The Pass/Fail Test I Wasn’t Prepared to Take

The Pass/Fail Test I Wasn’t Prepared to Take

He had watched his older brother and sister stand on the front porch for their first day of school photos for years. He knew exactly what he was doing Monday morning when I said, “Okay, let’s take a picture before we leave for Pre-K.” He tucked his arms into his...

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When All of Those Moms Were Right… Mostly

When All of Those Moms Were Right… Mostly

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...

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Maybe They Do Notice

Maybe They Do Notice

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...

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My Body Broken For You

My Body Broken For You

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....

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When You Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

When You Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

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

What It Feels Like To Parent A Child With Anxiety

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...

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For the Momma Who Is Stronger Than She Knows

For the Momma Who Is Stronger Than She Knows

You are strong. I imagine you don’t usually feel as if that word fits you. ...stressed tired overwhelmed anxious exhausted... Maybe it seems those words better fit how you feel most days. And maybe they do. Maybe you pour and give and never feel quite filled back up....

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When A Spirit-Led Mom Remembers Who She Really Is

When A Spirit-Led Mom Remembers Who She Really Is

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...

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Summer’s Final Call

Summer’s Final Call

“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...

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