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Tagged With: motherhood

It’s OK to Let Your Weakness Show

This poor little blog has been ridiculously neglected for the past two weeks. We’re still struggling to adjust to a new normal of both kids in school, me working outside the house two days a week and the new soccer and hockey schedules. Add to that a kid who has been sick for a week, … Continue reading »

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Time to Just Be

I had a little meltdown on Sunday. It was one of those days where everything was just a little bit off. My husband and I couldn’t seem to get on the same page. My girls were standing on my last nerve. Everything was simply overwhelming. So I cried. I cried because I felt completely inadequate. … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Sending the Bully Home

“Mommy, I am being bullied…and it is hurting my heart…” I couldn’t tell you what exactly drew my gaze as she spoke those words. Perhaps it was the look in her big brown eyes.  Perhaps it was the crazy, adult verbalization from a 3-year-old who is normally good with a loud scream.  Perhaps it was … Continue reading »

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No One Ever Told Me

On Sunday, we’ll mark a milestone in this house. My older daughter turns 13. As we approach the day when we turn the page from child to teenager, I’ve been reflecting on how much our lives have changed in the past 13 years. At this time 13 years ago, I was big, uncomfortable and nearly … Continue reading »

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The Power of Encouragement

Everyday Truth occupies a very small corner of the Internet. While I’m constantly amazed by the number of people who choose to stop by here every day, the reality is that in the big pond of the Internet, this blog is a minnow. And sometimes that’s discouraging. When you pour your heart and soul into … Continue reading »

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When You Can’t Do It All

I’m sure some of you have noticed that I’ve been rather sporadic at posting here in the past month or two. I’ve missed more days than I have since I started blogging. The first few times it happened, it really bothered me. I wanted to have a post here every weekday. I wanted to be … Continue reading »

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You Don’t Have to Love Every Minute

The past couple of weeks have not been my finest weeks as a mom. It’s the end of a long school year. As the primary teacher for my 11-year-old, I’m ready for the year to be over. I’m done with school projects for my older one. I’m really not interested in fixing one more lunch, … Continue reading »

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Take a Moment

I pulled into the garage yesterday morning after dropping my older daughter off at school, and I sat in my car. The rain pounded outside, and my younger daughter was waiting to start her school day inside. But I sat there, desperate for just a few minutes to myself. Last week, I shared with you … Continue reading »

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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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