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Mommy Moments Monday:: Finding My Identity

In June 2013, I had just given birth to our second baby girl and became a stay-at-home mom. I went from working full-time at a large financial institution responding to credit disputes to being home full-time with a newborn and three year old. I went from having a structured work environment where I knew what I was going to be doing each day because I could plan it out to changing diapers at all hours, changing sheets after naptime because…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: Thankful for Good Dads

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a Mommy Moments Monday post. I saw this video posted on a friends timeline and it inspired me. I don’t think dads always get credit for the job they do. Post by Robert Breiner. From as far back as I can remember as a child, my dad was always there. He was always present, always praying for me {and I’m sure about me in my teenage years 😉 }. He was always quoting…

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Trying to Be Someone You’re Not Only Brings Feelings of Discouragement, Frustration, and Unwarrented Stress

A few weeks ago, I was discouraged. I was running on caffeine and racing against a crazy deadline. A deadline I had set on myself, nonetheless.  I felt like I was swimming against the current, or like a huge wave of discouragement. I was trying to “keep up with the Jones'” to make others happy. You see, I was in the process of switching my site from one platform (Blogger), where I was extremely limited about what I could do…

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Being Submissive in an Unsubmissive Society

One day, out of the blue, my four year old asked me, “Mommy, you’re the boss even when Daddy’s here, right??” My first thought was, “That’s right! You have this figured out. Mommy is the boss all the time.” But I stopped myself. One word came into my mind: submission. Yes, you read that right, submission. So, instead I responded, “Well, Mommy is the boss when Daddy is not here, but Mommy still checks with Daddy when he is not…

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Mommy Moments Monday: What is a Good Mom?

Since Mother’s Day was yesterday, it got me thinking “What does a good mom look like?” I heard a quote one time: “A good mom lets her kids lick the cake beaters; a great mom turns off the beaters first.” If that’s true, we are all great moms, right? While it’s a light-humored way to look at it, I’m sure all moms wonder if they are doing a good job as a mom, if they’re a good mom, or if…

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Mommy Moment Mondays: Planning for Summer Break

Summer Break can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re a working mom, you may be trying to figure out what to do with your kids over the summer. If you’re a stay at home mom or will be home with your kids over the summer, you may be trying to figure out some fun, affordable activities to do other than the mundane “Go outside and play”. Here are ten activities you can do with your kids. Each activity is under…

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Mommy Moments Monday: Respecting Your Husband

Just the other day, we were walking through the grocery store and Sabrye (4 year old) sees reading glasses down and aisle. She tells me, “Mommy, look there are glasses! Do you need any more glasses?” I told her, “No. I have mine at home.” She then proceeded to ask, “How many do you have?” I told her, “Two.” Puzzled she asked me, “Mommy, why do you have two pairs of glasses?” In that moment I could’ve told her a…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: There’s No Wrong Way to Put a Bow In

It was Sunday morning, and we were getting ready for church. I told Sabrye to go pick out a bow to match her dress, as I was trying to get everything else ready to go so I could stop and get a newspaper before church. Sabrye comes back in with a bow; Paul tells her, “Let me see it. Turn around so I can put it in.” Not even five seconds later, I hear Sabrye say, “BUUUUUUUUUUUUT DADDY, this is…

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Mommy Moments Monday: Sometimes Mama Needs a Break

Have you ever had one of those days? One of those days that is just crazy? You know the wake-up late, fussy baby all-day-long, stressed beyond belief days? Or had a week like that?  Last Thursday was my day like that. It felt like the past two weeks catching up with me. I felt like I needed a break. Only how did I have time “take a break” have some “mommy time” or do something for “myself”? Then the thought…

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Mommy Moments Monday: Lessons in Parenting

About four years ago, my oldest daughter, Sabrye, was about 5-6 months old. We were delighted God had blessed us with her. She was sitting up on her own, playing, cooing, and just in that adorable baby phase. My husband had a great Full-Time job with awesome benefits. I had graduated with my Bachelor’s in English just two weeks before having Sabrye. I was able to go back to work part-time when Sabrye was 12 weeks old, so I could…

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