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Tagged With: Psalm 127:3

Let Them Play in the Mud

We spent the weekend at a hockey tournament and are enjoying a little extra rest this morning. Enjoy this post from the archives. When  my older daughter was nearly 11, she informed me that two kids in her class were “dating.” I asked her what she thought of that. She replied that she didn’t “get … Continue reading »

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Don’t Miss the Blessing

I listened last night as my husband and my younger daughter turned my back door into a nerf-gun shooting range. A dry-erase marker, two nerf pistols and some suction-cup bullets were all it took. As I listened to them laugh and argue over a nerf bullet that sat on the line between two point ranges, … Continue reading »

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It’s Not All Giggles and Smiles — and That’s OK

Before I had kids, I had a rosy picture in my head of what being a mom would be like. My kids and I would giggle and smile our way through the next 18 years. They would be well-behaved. We’d make memories. When one of them did something wrong, we’d have a rational discussion about … Continue reading »

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When the Laundry Has to Wait

There’s a pile of clean laundry at the end of my bed. A big pile. It’s been there since Monday. It needs to be folded and put away. You know what I did last night when I had time to fold the laundry? I played a game with my family and watched a hockey game … Continue reading »

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10 Reasons I Love Being a Mom

We’ve been working on creating thankful spirits in our house. In this give me, give me, give me world, it’s important to help our kids focus on all the things that God has already given them. Next month, our Thanksgiving devotionals will focus on helping your kids have thankful hearts. But with all the focus … Continue reading »

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Why Being a Mom is Worth It

We’re in the throes of the hormone-induced, cry at the drop of the hat years with my older daughter. We continue to struggle with my younger daughter controlling her tongue and thinking before she acts. Between the two of them, there are days when I just want to walk away. There are days when I … Continue reading »

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Reckless Love and a Birthday Prayer

Eleven years ago, I was impatiently awaiting the arrival of our first child. She was five days overdue, I was huge and miserable. I was also a bit scared of what was to come. It was my last day before motherhood arrived. Tomorrow my firstborn child turns 11. I’ve often said that monkeys could raise … Continue reading »

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Let Them Play in the Mud

  My older daughter turns 11 in a little more than a month. We are firmly ensconced in the “tween” years. As we drove to soccer on Monday, my daughter informed me that two kids in her class are “dating.” I asked her what she thought of that. She replied that she didn’t “get it.” … Continue reading »

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