Planning for the Unplanned
I was scared I wouldn’t love this baby. I didn’t know how I would take care of my baby at home when I was sick with the one growing inside me. I was 100% panicking.
Lately I have been questioning if it’s the right decision to pack our schedules so full that we have limited time to just breathe, let alone spend any time together as a family. Aren’t we called to have purposeful lives? How do we balance those good things without spreading ourselves too thin?
I’m Breaking up with You
You have to make sacrifices for your children. It wasn’t up to them to come into this world, and as a single mother I wanted to show my child a different way of life. I want him to look up to me. I want him to believe in me.
Cooking with Kids
We all need to figure out which activity it is that we love, and share it with our kids. They want that time with us, and I have come to find out that they don’t care too much what the activity is...
The Last Bite
But those sacrifices are not always easy. It could mean working full-time to provide for the needs and wants of your kids. Or maybe it means passing up that dream job to stay home with your babies. Or foregoing coveted sleep to wash the 5th load of laundry for the day because that uniform doesn’t...
The Dating Life
My number one focus was my son. I didn’t want someone who had a major night life and tried to get me to do the same. It would have just made me go backwards and relive a life I didn’t want to live anymore.
End of School, Start of Summer
I have committed this summer to spend my time loving on them. I have decided to put down my laundry and remember to run, laugh, and be silly.
The Comparison Game
That glare from another person at the grocery store when my toddler decides it’s the perfect place to throw a tantrum…it hurts. It cuts deep straight to this mama’s tender heart, even though I know we have all been there.
On Getting Things Done
It is so tempting to constantly be telling my people, “I need to get things done, so you need to go play.” There is certainly a time for that, but it is far more important that I show these little ones that I am willing to be interrupted for them.