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Category: Motherhood

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Morning

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Morning

I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed, feeling a little grumpy and a lot groggy. It was one of those dreary, rain-filled starts to the day that left much to be desired. I struggled to get out of bed, I […]

Dear Doctor {Who Gave Us “Options”}

Dear Doctor {Who Gave Us “Options”}

“The heartbeat looks strong. The measurements are all within normal range. Um, I have to go get the doctor to discuss this with you…just a minute.” Dear Doctor,  You once asked me what I was going to do. You had just finished telling me that […]

8 Secrets to Keeping Tweens and Teens in the Family

8 Secrets to Keeping Tweens and Teens in the Family

We all know how difficult the tween and teen years can be on these children who are trying so hard to become adults. Their bodies change drastically, their friendships become more complicated, their schoolwork more intense, and they begin to get minds of their own, […]

3 Tips to Building Strong Sibling Relationships

3 Tips to Building Strong Sibling Relationships

I’m excited to be sharing at Jen’s blog, Being Confident of This. She’s doing a series on Family this month. You saw her post here a couple weeks back, and this week I’m sharing over at her blog. It’s a blessing to partner with another […]

Building a Strong Family Unit

Building a Strong Family Unit

I’m honored to be sharing a post from my friend, Jen. We blog on very similar topics so we’ve teamed up to share our messages on both blogs. Once a month I’ll have a post from her and once a month she will return the […]

The Night the Angels Came

The Night the Angels Came

We were just standing there talking as I dried her hair…. Suddenly, a shadow passed across her face, as she turned her head away from me. I called her: “Honey. Honey? Honey!” She didn’t respond and her body became dead weight in my arms as […]

The Importance of Godly Role Models

The Importance of Godly Role Models

Today I’m sharing at Kaylene’s blog, in a month-long series on raising boys. I wrote the actual post a couple months back, but I was re-reading it today as I prepared to share it here. It’s no coincidence, in my mind, that this post is […]

The Day I Walked Away From My Son (and didn’t go back)

The Day I Walked Away From My Son (and didn’t go back)

Yes, I did just that. I left my son sitting at a picnic table by himself, and then I drove away. Ok, let’s start at the end of this story, and then go back and fill in some blanks. This story has a happy ending, […]

I Took the Long Way Home Today

I Took the Long Way Home Today

I probably could have been home twenty minutes earlier if I had kept up with traffic, and taken the shorter route home.  I took the long way home today, though.  Things have been a little up in the air for me lately, but that’s not […]

5 Easy Steps for Taking Care of You

5 Easy Steps for Taking Care of You

Dear Weary Mom, you do so much, as a mother.  I know of the school schedules, the kids’ appointments, the laundry, the homework, the cooking, the cleaning.  You give and give, until it feels like there’s nothing more to give.  And then you dig down […]