Category Archives: Parenting

The Things You Don’t Think Of

Parenting is hard. But not for the reasons you think…. I’m sure there may come a time when this will change (maybe the teenage years), but right now I feel like parenting is more about dealing with the things I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How You Do It All

I feel like one of the number one phrases I hear these days is “I don’t know how you do it all.” My first thought when people started saying that to me was, ” me either.” Because I do do … Continue reading

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On My Own

I’ll be heading to a conference in Seattle this weekend. It’s the child ambassador conference for World Vision. When I signed up a few months ago, it seemed ages away, and I got more and more excited. Now that it … Continue reading

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Intentional Parenting

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about parenting. About raising my children. It’s hard, you know, being a parent. And it’s not because of the endless work or middle of the night wake ups. It’s not because of the long … Continue reading

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Special Moments

What makes a moment special? What makes one memorable? All I know is that there was one moment today I hope I never forget. Elias had woken up from his nap, and I had lifted him out of the crib … Continue reading

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In Which I Pray For Patience

What do you do when you’re running out of patience? When you’re at the end of your rope…pulling out your hair…when you feel like screaming or punching a pillow? I felt like that earlier. It was lunch time and Elias … Continue reading

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Advent is Approaching

For a few weeks now I’ve been thinking a lot about advent and how I’d like to observe it with my family. I know Elias is too young now to really understand what is going on, and he certainly won’t … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Me

I’m so tired of being asked, “Are you working?” Ever since Elias was born, that is probably the number one question I’ve been asked by people. Some phrase it as, “When will you go back to work?” As if it’s … Continue reading

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