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Tagged With: motherhood

A Farewell to Cones

April means rain around these parts. And when I say rain, I mean rain. Imagine dogs and cats and then triple… No, wait. Quadruple it. We spend most of our month in soggy socks, walking on dirt-smeared floors and invariably waiting ‘til the eleventh hour to search for an umbrella. This usually leads to shrieking … Continue reading »

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Busting the Myths of Motherhood

I have a confession to make. I hate bedtime. Oh, I love my own bedtime. There’s nothing like falling into my own bed after a long day. It’s putting my girls to bed that I dislike — a lot. I tell you this because it’s one of those things that as a mom, the rest … Continue reading »

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A “Little Mess” of a Morning

I’ve snapped. I’ve yelled. I’ve pretty much made everyone miserable. Sure, I have a mountain of work to do, a house to clean up from having company and a party over the weekend, and pile of laundry so tall it rivals Mt. Everest, but it probably doesn’t give me the right to go around snapping … Continue reading »

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This Motherhood Thing

We’re 12 years into this motherhood thing, and this is not what I thought it would look like when I dreamed of being a mom. There are so many things that no one tells you about motherhood, so many moments that you wouldn’t have believed could happen even if someone had told you. I didn’t … Continue reading »

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When Motherhood is Overwhelming

One foot in front of the other. Some days that’s what it takes to walk this motherhood journey. On the days when you don’t think you can handle another screaming child, another homework question, another dirty diaper, another sick kid, you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. On the days when … Continue reading »

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You Can’t Quit

We’ve had three days in a row of frustration and tears when it’s time to do math. I don’t know why my younger daughter gets in a mood when it’s time to do math, but it’s wearing on both of us. Yesterday, I was trying to get her to finish her math before we went … Continue reading »

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It Matters

I drop exhausted into bed at night with about a dozen things still on my to-do list. And I know there will be more things to add tomorrow. As I lay there, I wonder if what I’m doing matters. I wonder if what I’m doing really makes a difference in my kids’ lives. I wonder … Continue reading »

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These Moments Aren’t Forever

I looked around my house yesterday and saw a bunch of things that need to be done. There are walls that need painting, carpets that need cleaning, pictures that need to be hung. There’s a hockey bag in the entryway and a soccer bag in my kitchen. There’s laundry to fold and bathrooms to clean. … Continue reading »

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Is Serving Your Family a Chore?

It was a ridiculously busy weekend around here. We had a wedding, a hockey tournament, church, a middle school volunteers’ meeting at church and a soccer team pool party. By the time last night rolled around, I felt like I hadn’t sat down for more than five minutes all weekend. On our way out the … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Authenticity

Authenticity. I remember the first time I heard this word elevated to a catch phrase amongst the mama set. I remember it being something deep and raw and real. I remember seeking out the parts of me that still fell captive to the masks I wore. And then I pretty much fell asleep. For two … Continue reading »

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