When Your Kids Reveal What Kind of Person You REALLY Are

There was a time in my life that I thought I was a pretty decent person. Oh sure, I had struggles and weaknesses and was far from perfect. But I could hold it together fairly well. Or so I thought. Then I had kids, and the truth came exploding out. Having kids has this way …

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To My Daughters, On Your Third Birthday

This weekend, we celebrated our girls’ third birthday.   The familiar saying still holds true: The days are long, but the years are short. So much of growth and change comes slowly and gradually, and it’s so subtle that you don’t even notice it until you start looking back. You see where you were just …

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My Dream that Never Came True

About four years ago, God asked me to let go of a dream that I thought was supposed to come true. I had been holding on in faith, trusting and believing that if we just persevered and believed, we would get what we want. After trying to get pregnant and going through tests and treatments …

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My Kids are (Sometimes) Annoying

Confession: Sometimes my kids really annoy me. I know…as their mom, I’m probably not supposed to say that. But come on…I KNOW I’m not alone in this. If you’re honest, your kids have probably annoyed you at times too. You can admit it. This is a safe place. It’s not because they are doing anything …

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This Too Shall Pass (For Better AND Worse)

A couple nights ago, I left my house a little before 7pm to meet my small group at Starbucks, and I thought about how strange it felt to be out of the house so late. AT SEVEN P.M. I know. The me of ten years ago would be rolling her eyes right about now. LAME! …

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When Parenting Feels a Little Like Death

Do you ever read a passage of scripture that just hits home for you and seems to describe exactly how you’re feeling? Recently, I read this passage in 2 Corinthians that really resonated with me as a mom: “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life …

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We Are Weak, But He Is Strong

It had been one of those weeks, the kind that just needed to end already. The girls had been particularly needy, and my patience had been running even lower than usual. On top of this, I just felt kind of “blah” and didn’t feel any motivation or focus when it came to work or getting …

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Why You Should Keep the Blurry Pictures

I’ve been going through all the pictures on my phone lately, trying to free up some storage. The picture count has gotten up to 9,664 (UGH, I KNOW), and I just keep adding more cloud storage, figuring I’ll deal with them later. So I finally started deleting some pictures, getting rid of duplicates or whatever …

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The One Thing You Need as a Parent

It seems like there are so many things to remember as a parent, so many worries that fight for attention in my mind. Are they eating well? Are we disciplining too much? Too little? Do we take them outside enough? Are they watching too much TV? I better stop my list of questions there before …

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