motherhood

Tag

My best advice for new mamas: did I just become a Titus 2 woman?

So, the other day I had a crazy realization in a social media thread (of all places?) Several moms had been asking for tips on how to balance it all, or at least a portion of it.  I noticed that the moms of older children were immediately telling them what we wish someone had told us.  "You can't do it all!"  "Give yourself grace in this season!"  "You're doing a great job."  "You'll never regret more snuggle time on the…

when motherhood doesn’t meet your expectations.

"Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too.  Nothing else will ever make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality - especially while you struggle to keep your own."  -Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons  Yesterday was an interesting day in our home.  Everyone was losing their marbles in my house and no one was…

Building The Village

Last night during bible study, we got into a discussion about our villages.  How blessed we feel to have met one another and formed a village there and at our local mom's group.  How lucky we are for the village members whom we picked up off the street, and just in general how happy we are for women who make us better.  I love my husband, he is my authentic best friend.  He's the person who has seen me at my…

gym, fitspo

The real reasons I go to the gym..

I've been working out this summer like a mad woman!  I'm loving spin class, HIIT work outs, and the stair climber.  I'm feeling slim, confident, and much stronger.  On the stair climber earlier this week, I was thinking: "Why do I do this to myself?!" and made this list of silly reasons to get fit this summer! As always, the best reason to work out is to get healthier and stronger. Here's some fun inspiration: 1.) So I can fit into…

www.thismessyseason.com

Creating more joy as a stay at home mom.

I'll be candid here, and tell you sometimes I feel burdened by motherhood.  I try so hard to focus on maintaining peace and joy in my home, but some days I feel burdened.  My kids don't listen, I'm exhausted, my dinner tastes like dirt.  I don't feel joyful and fulfilled.  I actually just feel like looking for full time employment and full time childcare.  Some days, I worry I'm ruining my children.  I even consider the possibility I have already…