Be Still and Know

My floors are cleaned, laundry is folded, kids are tucked snug in their beds and my mind is finally at peace enough for fingers to meet keyboard and put down the thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head all week. Ironically, the main thought is the mothering mantra that has been pressed deepContinue reading “Be Still and Know”

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Expectations on Modern Parenting

We bear more fruit in community, and we do better in community when we manage our expectation of ourselves and others. When we see the advice as a helpful tool or an opportunity to remember their own motherhood, and not an attack on us. When we see that different decisions can be made for valid reasons and that we are all united in trying our best. It is so great to see the things that haven’t changed and to witness a mother’s love that truly stands the test of time.

A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity

We have had a rough last several weeks. Very rough, pulling my hair out, not sure anything I say or do is getting through, send me all the coffee rough. Potentially made worse by the fact that my daughter is very sensitive to caffeine in breast milk and I can only drink the fake decafContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity”

Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe

Parenting intentionally is hard work. The act of raising self-focused children into loving adults takes a lot out of me somedays, even though it is my driving force. My biggest wish for parenting is to raise kind humans; I strive to model compassion, to sow seeds of love, and to have healthy conversations about emotions.Continue reading “Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe”

Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion

I do my quiet times in the morning. I have bounced around a little and found different rhythms as time has marched on. In my first year of motherhood, I was so completely sleep deprived that I could only handle short snippets of scripture that I would mediate on all day long. My official “quietContinue reading “Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion”

Alignment and Holy Procrastination

Over the last couple years, I have gone through what I like to think of as a break-up with workout culture. I’m still actively pursuing my health and fitness but have been reframing my thought processes around it. I’ve seen so many young mothers struggling to breastfeed as they seek to “gain their bodies back”Continue reading “Alignment and Holy Procrastination”

Lies and Liabilities

  I have recently entered a new phase in parenting and am dealing with lying. My 3 year old believes he has discovered the secret to getting away with murder (or, at least, the creation of large, obnoxious messes and causing physical or emotional distress to his sister or cousins). The secret recipe is theContinue reading “Lies and Liabilities”