Category Archives: Motherhood is Funny

Day 22: When Jesus Invades Your Ordinary Motherhood {a story that’s beyond precious to my heart}

These are ordinary days. Days of nose wiping and grilled cheese making and sibling spat refereeing. Days of giggles and cuddles, kisses and correction. Of heart shepherding and soul shaping. As a Jesus-loving mom, you try and you try to … Continue reading

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In Which Life Is Extra In My Face {some (more) honesty about this season}

I sink into the couch on a Sunday afternoon, Stan across the living room studying music theory, Maia snug in nap-land, and Isaac in the playroom doing “quiet playtime” and needing our attention every other minute or so. Sigh. Life … Continue reading

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In Which I Give Up. And Show Up.

It’s dinner time. I throw a frozen pizza in the oven, quickly chop and cook some asparagus because this day has been somethin’ else. This, after opening the fridge and being dive bombed by a container of applesauce. Applesauce that, in … Continue reading

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The Days He Brings Me to the End of Myself {Five Minute Friday}

Hey my friends!  It’s Friday and time for some unrestrained scribbling.  Five minutes on a one-word prompt. If Five Minute Friday is new to you, here’s how it works: No editing or over-thinking. Just write.  Then link up over at Lisa-Jo’s and … Continue reading

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On Noticing the Small {FMF}

Hi my friends! Tonight has been — oh my goodness — BEYOND fun.  Some of my FMF friends and I connected via Voxer tonight and Y’ALL!  To quote my friend Aprille – these people have real voices!  Ha!  I love hearing … Continue reading

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As You Turn 3 [A Letter to My Isaac-Boy]

Dear Isaac, How’s it possible? Just last week-ish, you looked like this: And now?  We blink, and… BAM! …you’re turning 3 tomorrow! Whhaaaaaat?! My goodness – the time slips like sand through my fingers and I pray I do well … Continue reading

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On Depositing Love-Currency {In Which I’m Utterly Stumped by the Five Minute Friday Prompt}

Hey my friends! Linking up tonight EARLY – YAY LISA-JO! – with this incredible crowd of spontaneous writers for Five Minute Friday.  Join us? It’s so fun, y’all.  5 minutes, no editing or over thinking.  Just write. ******* So this … Continue reading

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Before Motherhood: 6 Things I Wish I’d Been Told

Happy Mothers’ Day in advance to all you mom-friends! This post is part of a Mothers’ Day series (over at the blog of a new friend) called Thanks to Motherhood.   Upon considering motherhood, all its ups and downs and the … Continue reading

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Our Awesome Little Guy Is 2 Today!

How can it be?!  The time has flown by.  What’s that saying?  The days are long but the years are short…?  It couldn’t be more true.  And sometimes, even the DAYS seem short. Two years ago this morning, at 9:39am, … Continue reading

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How He Expands Our Hearts

[Those of you who are part of Stan’s and my church fam may remember this devotional I wrote at the beginning of this year.  It’s been a busy evening in my corner of the world tonight, and I’ve been wanting … Continue reading

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