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MOTHERHOOD

Winters can be challenging with kids. And February 2019 has been extra difficult. Whether you survived the midwestern polar vortex, were a part of the Pacific Northwest snowmagedden, or if you are a Minnesotan awaiting more inches of snow this weekend adding to the acc...

I had hoped this post was the first post in my blog series, the one where I begin talking about setting priorities, what to say yes and no to this holiday season. The post that ends with a pretty printable you can download to start making your lists. Everything wa...

In my last post I talked about the idea of a mom team. In its most basic definition a mom team is a network of support for you as a mom. It can range from tangible support to emotional support. 

A mom wears a lot of different hats. At certain seasons some hats and...

Jeremiah,

This week you turned 3. I have yet to write your birth story down. Part of that is life with two can get away with you, but the truth is your birth was painful. It was hard. Mommy still cries when she talks about it. And that’s ok. I hope I always do. Your gre...

I just learned the month of March is #trypod month. A time where podcast hosts encourage listeners to introduce them to friends, family, coworkers. It is a concerted effort to spread the word about this medium. I am not a podcast host, but when I heard about #trypod mo...

Does this scenario sound familiar. You start your day with a list of 5 things you need to get done. You start with the dishes after breakfast. You are not even one minute into this task and you have a 2 year old hanging on your leg. "mom, come play with me." You go pla...

It was another morning where I didn’t wake up exactly 30 minutes prior to my 6 month old. I wanted to get back into reading my Bible, spending time with God. My thoughts started coming fast, You failed again Marie. How are you going to instill Bible reading to your chi...

Next to marriage, motherhood is one of the longest things we will work at. Some days everything will go wrong. Some days everything will go great. Neither of these days defines us. When we have a day where everything goes wrong, or seems to go wrong, it is tempting to...

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You are the mother your kids need most. You are enough for the task of motherhood. God gave you your kids, and he gave your kids you. I know you have a long to-do list and an even longer guilt list. This is a place where you will receive encouragement that who you are is enough as a mom, and encouragement on this adventure of mothering our kids.