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Hope for the exasperating mom - when you're the one who exasperates your children, there is forgiveness and the grace to improve!

Hope for the Exasperating Mom

Welcome to 31 Days of Hope for Moms! To see all the posts in the series, click here!  Here we are, on day two of this series. Can I share a little confession? I wrote this post a long time ago. In fact, I already published something similar to it, two years ago when I first […] Read more…

Hope for the Tired Mom

Hope for moms who are just. so. tired! Welcome to 31 Days of Hope for Moms! To see all the posts in the series, click here! Today, on this very first day of the series, I’m speaking to the tired mom. In other words, I’m speaking to all moms, or at least the ones with […] Read more…

Why I Don't Have My Kids' Back in Everything

Why I Don’t Have My Kids’ Back in Everything

The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and I came across a local news story about a child who refused to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It wasn’t for religious reasons (Jehovah’s Witnesses will not pledge to the flag) but just because “he didn’t want to”. The child was […] Read more…

When Your Heart is Divided as a Mom

Facebook notifications. Text messages. A TV episode you’ve been dying to watch for days. A book that has been drawing you in, so much so that you can barely put it down. An internet “conversation” you want to jump into. Your to-do list that is going undone, the perfect ministry opportunity at church that allows […] Read more…

When Your To-Do List Goes Undone

The dishes sat dirty for yet another day. My socks made a slurp-pop sound as I walked across the sticky dining room floor. The house smelled faintly of dirty diapers and a garbage that needed to be taken out hours ago. So is life with a newborn baby and three other children to care for! […] Read more…

Our Newest Addition!

Introducing our Newest Addition!

Just wanted to post quickly to let you know that we welcomed our fourth child into our family just two days ago!! Lydia Eva October 10 9 lbs, 10 oz 21 inches 7:57 pm Lydia joins 2 brothers and one very excited sister! She was my first birth without medications and came very quickly! I […] Read more…

Finding Quality Time with Each of Your Children

Finding time as a mom during the day to fit everything is, can be challenging on many aspects. But as the number of children in your family grows, it starts to seem impossible to find quality time with each of your children individually. With so much going on during your day and week, is it […] Read more…

Why I Almost Quit Nursing My Baby

He was sweet and quiet, his bright blue eyes taking in everything around him. When we began nursing he had no issues latching or eating for long periods of time. I decided to use a method of feeding where we let him nurse with no routine for the first 10 days but simply worked to get […] Read more…

When It’s Good to Read the Same Story Over and Over

Tonight we settled down for devotions and L, my 4 year old daughter, pulled out The Story Bible, which we are going through for the second time (this is an excellent Bible, the words are very close to Scripture, not embellished like other Bible storybooks I’ve seen–read more about it in my starting devotions with […] Read more…

How to Prepare Your Older Children for the New Baby

Here are some tips for how you can help your older children adjust to having a new baby around the house! Thanks for joining me for the pregnancy and baby related posts this week! Check out how I survived horrible morning sickness and how I’m fitting in exercising during this pregnancy if you haven’t already! […] Read more…

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