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When You Need a Time-Out to Balance It All

A re-publish of one of my Embracing Motherhood posts.  Linking up with Kayse today for Balancing Marriage&Mommyhood. I’ve written about time outs before.  The difference between mommy time outs and kid time outs here.  How sometimes life hands us a time out that’s not necessarily what was planned. I’ve learned to embrace a lot about… Continue reading When You Need a Time-Out to Balance It All

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31 Days: What I’ve Learned About Embracing Motherhood

Sometimes it’s hard.  It’s oh, so very hard to be grateful for every moment, to find the blessing in sleepless nights and pee-soaked carseats and sucker sticks stuck to the carpet. But embracing this time doesn’t have to mean liking it all the time, or even being grateful for all those nuisances that sometimes threaten… Continue reading 31 Days: What I’ve Learned About Embracing Motherhood

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31 Days Embracing Motherhood: When All You Have is a Clean(ish) Floor

I mentioned last post that we’ve been potty training around here lately.  I thought she’d gotten it, really thought so.  A week of no diapers and lots of “I gotta go potty now!” and rushing, rushing, rushing so she could say, “I tinkle!  It change colors.”  (you know, because we don’t drink nearly enough water…)… Continue reading 31 Days Embracing Motherhood: When All You Have is a Clean(ish) Floor

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31 Days Embracing Motherhood: Making the Trade

I went blog silent in the middle of my 31 Days series because  my life right now needed a lot less of this… …and a lot more of this. I’ll be back tomorrow and the rest of the month to finish out my 31 Days on Embracing all the trials and tribulations of motherhood (did… Continue reading 31 Days Embracing Motherhood: Making the Trade

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31 Days Embracing Motherhood: Look {5 min Friday}

When I look at him he smiles back.  Always, invariably, big two little tooths winking at me, smiling.  I see his grin that spreads to his eyes fringed in lashes longer than mine and I snuggle him close and kiss and kiss and kiss all over those fat baby cheeks and I look again. I… Continue reading 31 Days Embracing Motherhood: Look {5 min Friday}

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31 Days Embracing Motherhood: This Too Shall Pass

I would love to tell you that I’m putting lots of thought and prayer and consideration into each of these posts. I would love to tell you that I hope my words touch you in some way, help you through a bad day, or make you hug your kids a little tighter before you spank… Continue reading 31 Days Embracing Motherhood: This Too Shall Pass

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31 Days Embracing Motherhood: When It’s All About Perspective

You know how you’ll have a really good day as a mom or homemaker or employee or all of the above and you’ll get so much done (like canning 8 jars of apple butter and folding three loads of laundry) and feel really good about your accomplishments and you’ll put your kids to bed with… Continue reading 31 Days Embracing Motherhood: When It’s All About Perspective