I’m Too Busy Eating Nutella In The Trenches

I was scrolling through Facebook the other night and started reading the comments on some mommy post. Oh my goodness, you guys! So many people out there who are SO ABSOLUTELY SURE ABOUT EVERYTHING! Like, teach me your ways, because this mama has doubts sometimes, you know? Anyway, I lurked for a while and then moved on but my snarky […]

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10 Easy Ways To Get Your Day Running Smoothly

You guys – I used to be a morning person. I’d get home from work and be out cold asleep by 11, then all perky and cheery by 7 AM. My day was almost guaranteed to start smoothly. That was before kids. Before 3 hours of sleep. Before there was no such thing as “sleeping in,” or “lazy weekends,” or […]

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We Can Choose – And Our Children Will, Too

What do you choose? A couple years ago I was at home, cuddling my sick baby, and quickly typed out some mothering thoughts on my old blog. I shared with my friends on Facebook and went on with my day. That post, “Kids Aren’t Expensive But That Other Thing Sure Is” ended up being shared by parents, blogs and websites […]

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5 Little Habits To Shape Their Hearts

Habits – good and bad – are the foundation of our days. There are a thousand parenting articles and books, but sometimes what I really need is a concrete, practical way to mother right now, this minute, while the dinner is cooking, the toddler is screaming, the older kids need help with homework, and the to-do lists seem never-ending. All […]

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Motherhood Is My Gift Of Love

My sweetest motherhood thoughts tend to happen at night. When all those tiny humans are fast asleep, the house quiet, and the work is done – then it’s easy for me to remember all I love about motherhood. In the quiet of the night, my heart is always softer, and I often am nostalgic for their toddler years and tiny […]

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Mother, Child – This Endless Cycle

Mother life. Today ended, and I have no photos to show for it. The hours crawl, the years fly by, and somehow I find myself girl no more, but woman. 4 children that I call my own. 4 hearts that love with a love I don’t deserve. 4 sets of little hands that cling to me, but those little hands […]

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Minimalism With Kids: Gifts & Gratitude

  How to balance a minimalist mindset with a culture of consumerism? How to teach our children gratitude without greed, appreciation without demand? This is one of those issues that varies greatly from one family to the next. It can often be an extremely personal, and therefore extremely touchy topic to discuss, especially in groups of strangers. Where one mother […]

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How To Find Joy In The Trenches of Motherhood

1. Coffee. 2. Coffee. 3. Wine. 4. Chocolate The end! Just kidding… mostly. haha I can’t believe I’m writing this today because, to be honest, less than a year ago I was so overwhelmed, physically and emotionally exhausted, that I was falling apart. [read more about it here.] It took some soul searching, honest conversations, prayer, a lot of love, […]

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Minimalism With Kids: Activities

Today we’re talking about minimizing activities. Or, put another way: adding more freedom to our kids’ days. Every parenting choice is personal. It’s about what works for you as a parent, for each of your individual kids, and for all of you as a family. It’s a balance that isn’t always easy to find, and one that I find myself […]

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Reflections 

It’s rare that I get overly excited for New Year’s, but this year I definitely am. There is something beautiful about new beginnings, and while each new day can be that fresh start, a new YEAR is just that much more hopeful. I was browsing through older posts of mine recently, and I had to laugh. The perky ease of […]

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