Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reacting to our Children vs. Leading Them

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Life with small children is wildly unpredictable. Before having kids, I swore I would never yell and I didn't understand how parents lost their tempers so easily. Then I hit the sleepless nights, the constant interruptions, the unexpected and totally insane messes, the noise, and baby brain. 

And wow, it was a recipe for disaster. All of my cherished notions flew out the window and I finally understood a thing or two. Mainly that I didn't understand a thing or two about parenting!



Friday, August 11, 2017

What's For Dinner?

I don't know what it is, but for some reason every. single. night. around 5:00 the people in my house get hungry and start asking for food.

Of course my kids aren't too choosy, and they'd be thrilled if I just threw a few cookies at them. While I won't say that never happens around here {spirit of full disclosure and all}, I generally speaking try to fill their bellies with a little more substance.


Which means my response is, "Good news! It's almost dinner time, so you can eat then."

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Few Favorite Authors


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While it's fun to read widely and meet new authors, I have a few solid standbys. Whether I'm looking for solid Biblical encouragement, elegant writing, or just a wonderful story, these are the authors I return to time and time again. I'd love to hear your favorites!

Monday, July 31, 2017

30 Things About Being 30 Weeks Pregnant


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Of varying degrees of importance, and in no particular order.

1. Feeling so many baby kicks and squirms is delightful... even though it always seems to coincide with my bedtime. This little lady is way more active than my last one, and who knows if this will be the last baby? Just soaking it in 💛.

2. Lots of body parts just hurt.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Routines that are Saving My Life

A few months ago I posted the daily schedule that seemed to be working SO WELL for our family at the moment. I just reread it and had a little chuckle because, predictably, quite a bit of it has changed already.

Life with little people, I'm telling you...



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