31 Meal Solutions for Overwhelmed Moms

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When life gets messy, complicated, broken, or crazy busy, sometimes it’s time to just take a step back and go back to the basics.  I picture Will Smith teaching Kevin James the basic step clap dance move. Less cue tip and making the pizza, and back to home. We had been graciously loved on with …

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Because Sometimes We Need Some High Fives in Motherhood…

Yesterday was my 7th Mother’s Day, but I’m far away from figuring out this motherhood gig.  How did our moms make it look so easy?  It’s a game of trial and error, making something out of a mess, and asking for forgiveness in the process. It’s a dance of receiving grace and extending grace. (And …

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To The Mamas Who Clean Up Messes for a Living

Does it ever feel like every day is Groundhog’s Day? You peak out from your hole to find the same messes as yesterday, the same laundry list, the endless to-dos. So often I start head on into my tasks at hand, disheartened that none of my efforts last for more than a few minutes.  Clothes …

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13 Good Reads for 2013

I love getting a good book recommendation, it’s like a gift that keeps unwrapping itself within each page.  Once Brad bought me my Kindle {just the basic cheap, easy on your eyes one} I reclaimed my reading groove after kids. Reading is my selfish unwind time that I sneak into my busy days.  A 1/2 …

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Mama Dates

We started this process of having one on one dates with the boys.  I’m half way through and already looking forward to starting all over again. It’s taken planning, and it has been accomplished as fast as I had hoped, but these 1:1 moments are too precious for words. I love seeing their faces light …

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7 Ways to Raise Boys to be MEN {From a Mom in the Trenches}

{Click Image or Link to Print} When I took on the challenge to blog for 31 Days about Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys, I knew it would stretch and grow me in a few ways.  However, I didn’t anticipate how it would allow me to fall more in love with boyhood. With each adventure, I …

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