Aug 28 2014

Back To School Menu Planning

Back to School Meal Ideas

  With the kids heading back to school, and one fewer kid at the table (sniff), it is time to buckle back down with meal planning. Summer can be fun with lazy days and no bedtimes. We tend to not even start thinking about dinner until after I get home from work, and then work …

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Aug 26 2014

Nobody Told Me

Nobody told me

  Nobody told me: that I would be in more pain after the baby was born than I would be during labor. that feeding a newborn would be a full-time job. that I would have conversations about poop and never blush. that I could survive on two hours of interrupted sleep. that I would be …

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Aug 17 2014

7 Ways we Make Mothering Harder Than it Has to Be

Motherhood truths

I’ve spent the better part of the last 15 years on parenting message boards, email groups and Facebook groups. When I started off on this mom gig, I was determined to be a pro. Whether or not I’ve succeeded at professional motherhood is best left un-judged, but suffice it to say, I’ve talked and typed …

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Aug 11 2014

The Circle Game

Circle song

My husband has a fun (sadistic) game in which he tries to make me cry about the children growing up. I tear up easily, so it is not a difficult game for him. For the most part, I am so happy to see my kids grow up. I’m a more patient mom to school aged …

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Aug 07 2014

Girlfriends are a Gift

Girlfriends are a gift

  This is a picture from what seems a lifetime ago. A  quick snapshot of four women outside of our cabin at a Pastor’s wives retreat. We were all supporting our husbands in the same geographical area. We spent the weekend laughing, crying, praying for each other. Within the next few years, we were all …

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