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Fort Building in the Living Room

  On Thursday, my living room was taken over by three very busy little adventurers. In the morning, Jorryn excitedly approached me “with a great idea for what we can do today”. My knee jerk reaction was to tell him no.   No, Mommy is too tired.   No, Mommy is too busy.   No, […]

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Behind Closed Doors

Photo Credit   Often, behind closed doors, I’m not the mom I want to be.   I’m impatient over mistakes. Frustrated by accidents.   Last week I shared about being that mom. The screamer. The yeller. The banshee.   But I am so tired of that mom. I am tired of midnight prayers for forgiveness. […]

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Confessions of a Screaming Mother

Photo Credit   Confession time: I am a screamer. A yeller.   I’m that mom.   I start with the best of intentions. With dreams of projects to complete and books to read. Daydreams of a clean house, clean children, clean self. No laundry pile. A healthy, balanced lunch. Children happily playing, joyous that I […]

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Best Ever Natural Teething Remedy

***Let me first disclose that I am not a doctor or a nurse or a qualified medical professional. I’m just sharing what has worked for my family!   ┬áBest Ever Natural Teething Remedy.   There is almost nothing worse than a teething baby. As a parent, you feel helpless. There is only so much you […]

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Mothering Matters

  After church on Sunday, we sat and looked at family albums. Some pictures were around 100 years old. Pictures of my great-grandmother as a little girl that I had never seen before. Pictures of my Papa growing up with his three siblings. Pictures of my mom growing up.   And I was struck by […]

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Three Ways to be Patient while Parenting

  If you know me, you know I’m not naturally very patient. As in.. at all. I like things to happen quickly and efficiently. It’s that Type A, OCD coming out of me.   This is especially ironic when you take into consideration that I am the stay at home, home school mama of three […]

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Praying for Our Sons

1 Samuel 1:26 “So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.”   This week has been full of emotions with unexpected tragedies across our country.   Tonight, the second Boston bombing suspect is in custody. I haven’t had the TV on with the […]

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Enter to Win the Character with Cousins Combo Pack | The Learning Parent

Enter to Win the Character with Cousins Combo Pack from the Learning Parent — valued at $36! I was so blessed to review these great books from The Learning Parent a few weeks ago and I’m thrilled that a lucky reader will win them! Our entire family has enjoyed reading together! I love that the […]

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