MOTHERHOOD

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Finding Community in Motherhood

Finding friendship as a mother can be challenging.  Our time is so often filled with taking care of our homes and children and work that we can simply forget to reach out to our existing friends, let alone form new ones. Some friendships…

uncommon goods for new parents

I have several friends who are currently pregnant, including three new nieces/nephews coming early next year! Eep! Many times, expectant parents already have in mind a few things they might need or want for their new little's arrival--especially…

on "doing it all"

Last week, I received an email from a sweet reader asking how I manage to do it all and make it look so easy--"I'm not even homeschooling and I can barely hold it all together," she added. From where I read her words I surveyed the mess around…

the playful home

I loved the early years of motherhood, the snuggly, baby-wearing years filled with firsts and discovery. At times, I miss the kids' chubby baby legs or our quiet moments nursing and reading aloud together. I miss how organized and simple…
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on slowing down

Living in modern culture often makes it difficult to appreciate slowness. Being a mother sometimes makes slowing down feel impossible. Like so many other parents, I'm a list-maker and planner, meaning at any given point I have the day's needs…

11.

As you turn a year older, Liam, and slip into what, in reality, is the last half of your time at home with us, we want to use these years both to hold you more closely and fling you forward into your destiny, the person God has had in his heart…
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a simple backyard adventure

Last week, I sprained my ankle while running with the kids. It was silly really--a moment of looking back to check on the younger girls while my feet still carried me forward right into one of my sons. I ended up rolling over my foot and…

bits of home

I unpacked the last of the kitchen this week, ignoring the handful of small details around the space we're still waiting to complete, grateful to be making food here again. Even the kids have welcomed this part of our home again, joining…