Book Reviews, Books, Motherhood

On Learning To Parent Different Kids

We’re an anxious bunch here. Anxiety runs red through our veins and upon closer inspection of the family trees, it’s apparent, that it has for generations. Some of us walk around with our shoulders near-permanently affixed just beneath our ears because that’s one way anxiety grabs hold and doesn’t let go. We forget to breathe. We…

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Growth, Guest posting, Motherhood

Thoughts On Struggling Well

I don’t know how many times I have thought of sitting down here to write, over the last several weeks. I’ve been trying to get caught up after a whirlwind trip to Allume. I was home for a week and then hopped a plane to Colorado for another super-fast trip. Life here is full, and it’s…

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Motherhood

On Manna and Muffins

It’s been a day laden with tears and upsets. Hurt feeling and clumsy injuries abound, and for a moment in the chaos, I want to run. But I don’t. Of course I don’t do that. Instead I find myself giving out more hugs than a usual Tuesday morning, more strokes and scratches on small backs. I am…

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Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

It’s Friday, friends, and around here that means a little relaxing, a little writing, and a bit of freedom. I’m joining with Lisa-Jo and my other writer-friends to write for just 5 minutes. There’s just a couple of rules: Write for just five minutes, no editing, share the love with others who play. Simple enough,…

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Children, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

I’ve been messing around with my site, so I hope you’ll pardon the dust while I re-decorate. Hopefully, I’ll get the kinks worked out quickly. I like to think I’m a fast learner 😉 For now, since it’s Friday, I’m going to write for 5 minutes with these awesome people. Just for the love of…

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Family, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

It’s Friday, that means we shake our hair out a bit and take a deep breath, we let some words loose for just five minutes. We don’t edit, we don’t critique, we DO encourage. So lets play, shall we? Lisa-Jo chooses the prompt and this week, it’s Connect. Go We wind through the mountains through…

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Children, Five Minute Friday, Grace, Motherhood

Today it rained outside and in. I cried three times before lunch. And then again somewhere between 4 and 5PM My four year old broke a glass during snack time. At one point today I had six children in my care. We watched TV instead of tackling math. I folded eight loads of laundry with…

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