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In order to take good care of your kids, you have to make sure you’re taken care of first.

A Moment of Honesty (and Clarity)

A Moment of Honesty (and Clarity)

I started this blog as a place where I could be “real” as a mom. A place where I could let other moms know that they weren’t alone. I need to apologize to you all. Because I realized that I haven’t been real at all. I’ve been sanitizing my words and trying to create a perfect life so I could share my “secrets.” (As if I really have everything figured out! And with only one child at home, no less!)…

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Christians: Your Testimonies Cause Bad Faith

Christians: Your Testimonies Cause Bad Faith

There’s a big problem right now with many Christian testimonies. To explain, let me first share mine: When I was six months pregnant, our daughter was diagnosed with CDH or Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Basically, she had hardly any diaphragm, which meant there was nothing to prevent her intestines from drifting up into her chest and crowding out her lungs. Our baby girl’s lungs had no room to grow and the prognosis was very grim. I prayed non-stop for two months,…

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SAHMs…Is Your Life a Blessing or a Burden?

SAHMs…Is Your Life a Blessing or a Burden?

The other night, I had an eye-opening revelation. My husband and baby were both in bed, so I took a moment in the silence to do my Bible study. While reading through Mark, I came across a verse that made me stop in my tracks. “Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. And the Pharisees said to Him, ‘Look, why do they…

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Mom’s Night Off

Mom’s Night Off

I often debate with myself whether it’s harder to be a SAHM or a Working Mom. And—while it’s undoubtedly physically exhausting to have to wrangle kids into daycare every morning and squeeze errands into the weekend—I eventually come to the conclusion that being a SAHM is harder. Why? We never get a break. We wear the same hat all the time: Mom. We don’t have the chance to take the Mom hat off for a while and don the Employee…

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Every responsible gun owner should support gun control. And here’s why.

Every responsible gun owner should support gun control. And here’s why.

Note: The subject matter of this blog post is outside the usual scope of this blog. (I swore I wasn’t gonna do that. Sorry.) But, as a mother who is trying to protect her daughter while helping her make sense of the world, I couldn’t let this go unsaid. If you’re here for my usual SAHM stuff, feel free to ignore this post and come back next week. But if you choose to read on, please don’t shut your eyes…

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8 Quotes For a Rough Day

8 Quotes For a Rough Day

Because the hardest job in the world calls for some motivation.   When You’re Feeling Unappreciated “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only…to support the ultimate career.” – C.S. Lewis It’s easy to feel useless and unappreciated as a SAHM. Your husband and working friends are talking about promotions and mergers and big projects while your only accomplishment for the week was finally finding that lost Lego head. But the workforce does all…

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Stitch Fix May 2016

Stitch Fix May 2016

If you’ve spent any time on social media lately—especially if you’re interested in dressing a little better—you’ve probably heard of Stitch Fix. This part-online clothing company/part-personal styling service is a big thing in the “mom blogosphere,” and I can definitely see why. They make shopping SUPER EASY. At my husband’s urging (yes, you read that right!), I decided to give it a shot (see my first two Fixes here and here).   How It Works You sign up with Stitch…

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What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Every May, the airwaves are bombarded with commercials telling us to “buy this for mom” or “do this for mom.” And the suggestions are flat-out ridiculous. Flowers? They die (plus, Mom is always responsible for getting out a vase and cutting the stems down). Breakfast in bed? Um, I like to eat at a table, like a civilized person, thank you. Jewelry? Are you kidding? One more thing for the baby to grab. So I’ve come up with a list…

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8 Ways to Reset When You’re Having a Bad Day

8 Ways to Reset When You’re Having a Bad Day

Confession time: I’m having a bad day. You know the ones I’m talking about. I think I went to bed too late last night (Hubby and I were watching Hotel Impossible and lost track of time). I slept a little too late this morning. Baby Bear was in full force after breakfast, clinging to my lap so I couldn’t pay a single bill. And my eyes just won’t. Stay. Open. As I type this, she is supposed to be taking…

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