Category: motherhood

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Tuesday 9th May 2017

On Mother’s Day, 15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

On Mother's Day, 15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Dear Daughters, There are approximately 10,952 things I want you to know, but these 15 are the ones I absolutely, positively pray that you will never, ever forget. 1 – I will always love you. Always. As in, you can’t get de-loved in this house — or in this life. You might just make massive ...

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Tuesday 12th May 2015

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for A Second-Born Child

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for A Second-Born Child

Dear Daughter, I loved you instantly, of course. It was the second time in my life that a delivery-room nurse had placed a wrinkled newborn girl in my arms. When my lips brushed across your cheek, I knew it would be a cinch to love you as much as I loved your big sister. But […]

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Saturday 9th May 2015

A Letter To Every Mother on Mother’s Day

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Dear Mom, No, you didn’t do it perfectly. You lost your temper when you should have given yourself a timeout. You delivered scoldings when you should have offered grace. You forgot to send the lunch money, got the wrong size shoes, counted Ketchup as a vegetable, and gave in too early. ...

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Tuesday 17th March 2015

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels By Stacey Thacker Mommy guilt can cause weariness a nap won’t fix. It weighs us down and wears us out. It turns perfectly normal moms into women who are convinced they could win the prize for Worst Mom of the Year. I know. Recently I failed epically. I wrote something ...

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Friday 4th April 2014

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

  FREE COPIES OF LOVE IDOL Several bloggers are giving away copies of Love Idol today. Enter the giveaways here: Outside the City Gates. Leah Adams @ Point Ministries. Patricia Hunter @ Pollywog Creek.        

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Thursday 3rd October 2013

The Shortest Distance Between Your Messes and Your Sanity

The Shortest Distance Between Your Messes and Your Sanity

These are the moments that are writing our lives onto the skin of the world, these moments that might make a woman turn red with embarrassment … or pink with exuberant laughter … She knew it late this afternoon. It was that moment when she realized — as she grabbed the plastic ...

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Monday 9th September 2013

The Burden of Mama-Guilt

The Burden of Mama-Guilt

So, if anyone’s handing out Mother of the Year awards, they can leave this woman off the list of nominees. That’s what I was thinking about myself over the weekend. Truth be told, I’d pretty much lost rights to that award a while back. Probably on the day when I found those ...

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Friday 2nd August 2013

When A Mother’s Grand Summer Plans Get Rearranged

When A Mother's Grand Summer Plans Get Rearranged

I am one of those good-intentioned mothers who makes a list the start of every summer of all the wholesome and educational activities I’ll do with the girls through the summer. I buy glossy math workbooks in May, hoping that the extra work will help the children retain what they learned ...

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Monday 11th March 2013

15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Dear Daughters, There are approximately 10,952 things I want you to know, but these 15 are the ones I absolutely, positively pray that you will never, ever forget. 1 – I will always love you. Always. As in, you can’t get de-loved in this house — or in this life. You might just ...

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Friday 16th November 2012

The Motherhood Miracle

The Motherhood Miracle

It was a miracle, the simplest, most beautiful kind of miracle known to mortals. And if you’ve ever held a baby in your arms, you know it’s true. My miracle happened 11 years ago today. There were no brave rescues by nurses, no major hurdles, or illness to overcome. There was no ...

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