Parenting/Motherhood

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Losing my mind. Had a great idea for a post, but it’s gone now. Actually, I had it completely written out it my head and it’s turned to brain dust. I was a bit flighty before pregnancy, but being a mom has elevated confusion and forgetfulness to a whole new level. I know you can…

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Dear New Mom: Be Honest

About a month ago, someone sent me this article. This post has sat in my draft pile ever since. Then Rachel at Finding Joy posted this on Facebook and I felt compelled to finish writing. Real motherhood is messy and wonderful and frustrating and rewarding. There are days you’ll consider a major success, others a…

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The Impossible Day

I can’t shake the feeling that after my post “Sinking into Grace” some people might think I’ve got it altogether and because I feel peaceful means my life is full of peace as well. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Today, for example, I have wished several times that there really was such a…

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Dear New Mom: You Are A Rock Star

This letter is just as much for me as it is for you. This week has been rough so far. The Little Monkey has not dealt with daylight savings time well at all. This moment is the first time he’s had a decent nap since Saturday (that’s 4 days of no rest). And when this…

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Dear New Mom: Grief

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (Psalm 94:19) I can’t be the only new mom who has wrestled with grief. Grief takes on many different shapes and sizes; it’s more than just the loss of a parent. It could be the loss of a child’s health, moving to…

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Dear New Mom: Balancing Expectations

Dear New Mom: Balancing expectations is extremely difficult no matter who you are or which season of life you are in. I’ve found it nearly impossible in motherhood. Take today, for example: I have had a nasty chest cold for a few days and have developed a fever. As in, the “to do” list got…

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Dear New Mom: Relax

Dear New Mom: Now that I’m a veteran mom of 4 months (it’s okay, go ahead and laugh; it’s not a very long time, but it also feels like forever!), I feel like I’ve got a few things to share with new moms. The most important of which is RELAX! Babies are incredibly resilient. They…

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Dear Caleb: Your Grandpa Mike

Dear Caleb: It breaks my heart to know that you’ll never be held by your Grandpa G. He was quite a man and I am honored to have celebrated his life today. You’ve been the honorary guest at each of the memorial services, but I’m sure you won’t remember since you’re only 3 weeks old….

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Dear Caleb: Your Birthday

Dear Caleb, You are already three days old. How does that happen? You were born on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:13pm the Michael O’Callahan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. That’s right, you are a Vegas baby! It was quite an interesting day. Your dad worked all night the…

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