Category Archives: parenting

things I learned while my dh was away

My dh (dear husband) was away all of last week. I always dislike his time away from the family, although it only occurs about four times a year. This was a longer trip than normal, but not as bad as … Continue reading

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Untidy house = untidy mind

So I have some random thoughts running through my head that I’d thought I’d share. Looking around my house this past Thursday, I know I’ve totally fallen off the tidy house wagon. I’m not sure when that wagon took off … Continue reading

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Encouraging play

When I had my first child, it was a bit of an adjustment ~ being home all day. I was used to going out to work everyday, so I would get cabin fever. I’d stop by at my mom’s, or … Continue reading

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Grace full parenting

I’ve been thinking about kids and the stages of life you go through as a parent. I know when I was in the “littles” stage, it felt relentless, the giving, and caring and stumbling through the day deprived of sleep. … Continue reading

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I hear her crying for Mommy and stumble out of bed. A quick rock and back rub and I’ll be back in the arms of morpheus. She kicks her legs, wiggles in my arms, restless yet tired. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Summer has officially started in every way – the calender says so, it’s 95F outside and the kids are off from school. The adjustment for me has to do with figuring out a new routine that is a break for … Continue reading

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Holding onto time

Do you remember when all you wanted to do was grow up? When everything seemed brighter and better ahead of you and you were impatient to get there? I couldn’t comprehend the attitude of adults back then, who talked about … Continue reading

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