Tag: motherhood

Mama’s alone time (FMF post)

Since the start of the pandemic, my little girls, aged 2 and 4 have been at home with me. Every. Day. Some days are great fun, especially if they have “good listening” days and we can get some homeschool in, which is me coming… Continue Reading “Mama’s alone time (FMF post)”

Follow the leader

Oh, how the gift/job/chore/lesson of parenthood reveals to us in such a tangible way how God sees us!

The silent tension of motherhood

All is quiet in the house apart from the metronomic snores of my husband and the heat clicking off and on. Both girls sleeping in their beds, snow sprinkled trees outside. Morning footprints now slushy imprints in the yard. Crumbs on the table call… Continue Reading “The silent tension of motherhood”

Road Trip Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I was driving back home to Charlotte with my two girls from visiting my family in Wilmington. My husband was in Boston visiting his family and meeting his new baby nephew, so the girls and I headed to stay with… Continue Reading “Road Trip Thoughts”

This is a test

Some days, I feel like I’m living in an experiment to see how much it takes for my sanity to crack. Living life as a stay at home mother is bilateral. On one hand, I know I am blessed to raise our two daughters… Continue Reading “This is a test”

Breath

Yesterday, I was reminded that our friends who lost their little girl to cancer started her chemotherapy 8 years ago. Just two months later, their precious baby went into the arms of Jesus. Seeing the picture of the brown-eyed two-year-old sitting on her mama’s… Continue Reading “Breath”

Mama Bear

Up until I was thirty, I would never have described myself as a “kid person.”  To be honest, I just didn’t like anybody else’s kids besides those in my own family- and even then, it was only if they were behaving.  After I turned thirty, I… Continue Reading “Mama Bear”

Five Minute Friday: Is there a REWARD for this?

This time of year, grocery stores sell mini Cadbury eggs. They’re little chocolate egg shaped treats with a crunchy candy shell in pastel colors, and my husband and I find them irresistible. Our oldest daughter, Noelle, loves them too, so my husband lately has… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Is there a REWARD for this?”

Post-Partum Take Two

A few weeks ago, I woke up to get ready for my bi-weekly get-together of a bunch of moms spanning all ages. Something was different when I opened my eyes. I was excited to be awake. The day seemed clearer. This invisible pressure that… Continue Reading “Post-Partum Take Two”

Uncontrollable Parenting

My baby girl was diagnosed with RSV at her pediatrician nearly two weeks ago. I took her to the doctor because, while we all had green snotty noses, she seemed to be laboring to breathe. When the doc walked in to our room, his… Continue Reading “Uncontrollable Parenting”