Month: February 2016

Life with Kids: Living in the Mess

Most days I feel like I’m walking in circles.  Take a dish out, put it away.  Send the kids outside, usher them back in.  Wipe a nose, wipe another.  Make a bed, tuck a kid in.  Read a book, read it again.  Take out a puzzle, put it away.  Make a meal, beg the kids …

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To the Mom Who’s Feeling Burntout

Lately I’m been pondering how exactly one recharges as a mom.  When our tanks are empty, how are they filled?  When we have reached the end of our rope with the kids and the house and ourselves, how do we find the peace and strength to grab hold and try again? I’ve been pondering for myself …

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Free First Holy Communion Cross Stitch Patterns

Hello and happy Tuesday! I have a fun little project to share with you today that is 100% reader inspired:  A Free First Holy Communion Cross Stitch Pattern.  It’s simple, it’s small and, in my opinion, quite cute.  So, if you have a little one in your life making their First Holy Communion this year, use this pattern to …

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The Humbling Experience of Moving

Moving is the worst whether single, married, with kids or without.  No one likes moving–at least not sane people.  It’s one of those things we all just live through and do when we have to.  My little family recently relocated from Minneapolis to Kansas City.  The whether here is ah-mazing and the people we’ve met …

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25 Lenten Resolutions for the Mother and Wife

Most of my Lenten resolutions fail–both miserably and quickly.  I have all of the excuses down and ready to use–we are moving, I’m pregnant, I’ve had a rough day with the kids…and before we are 2 steps into Lent I’m hiding out in the pantry cramming chocolate down my throat while the kids watch Netflix. …

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