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Why I won’t worry how long his hair gets

I have a sweet friend who recently told me a story about her mom.  My friend is pretty amazing, and I am always curious about amazing people’s parents.  Her mom’s name is Mary.  She told me that there was a family in her church that had a son who grew his hair out really long.… Continue reading Why I won’t worry how long his hair gets

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The Keepers

I don’t think I will ever stop watching the music video “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran on repeat.  (Watch the video here.)  He did not write it about a Mother’s love, but the music video shows clips of Sheeran as a young baby, a toddler, a teenager, and an adult.  So many small, beautiful moments of his… Continue reading The Keepers

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How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

I have some very deep feeling children. Maybe every mother says that? Do you also have deep feelers? My oldest feels IN LOVE when she meets a new friend and if I accidentally embarrass her there are tears for days. My toddler is a whole new world of emotions. When she got too angry a… Continue reading How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

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Don’t try to be a good mom

  Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability.  Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote… Continue reading Don’t try to be a good mom

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The most powerful tool parents have

We innately crave the love of our mother’s very deeply.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have even realized that I still do things to this day in hopes of impressing her, or even winning MORE of that love.  I recently read Siblings Without Rivalry, and I highly recommend it to all… Continue reading The most powerful tool parents have

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When it is a lot of work

Chores and errands seem like shoveling while it is snowing when you have littles.  Put them in, buckle them up.  “Don’t touch that, it’s yucky!”  Fighting, crying, whining.    “I had just folded those!!!”  Unbuckle them, take them out.  “No, we can’t get that.  I know you want it, but you want everything.”  Snacks, sippy… Continue reading When it is a lot of work

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Loving like there isn’t tomorrow

He cried and I am a sucker.  I go back into his room and pick him up.  His arms pull me in to him and he lays his head on my shoulder.  His sobs stop immediately.  I sit down on the rocking chair with him and listen to his breaths slow. His body is warm… Continue reading Loving like there isn’t tomorrow