raising kids

& now the 6 year old!

it is simply unavoidable. the fact is, the children will talk about wanting a new brother or sister or a new dad every single week. it’s just how we roll around here. oh to be a fly on the wall at some of our dinner conversations…  mouths would drop to the floor, ears would be…

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hi single mom…

hi single mom. i’m one too. nice to meet you.   i’m going on 3.5 years of checking the locks and turning out lights and sleeping alone at night. of raising kids every single day. of attempting a “man” voice so that my children will listen the first time… of trying to be enough when…

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8 & wise

God and i had a daily chat for 9 months… all the days… and the moments within the days… and the seconds within those moments. i reached out and begged God for a son. a healthy son that would love and know grace and mercy. that would have a heart filled with Jesus. that his…

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it’s merry.

last year i wrote a post called Santa’s Dead… a little chit chat between my daughter and a Lowe’s employee and Abigail’s bold, beautiful delivery of the true reason for the season. this year the children have continued to ask questions about Jesus and coming to earth to save our sins. celebrating His birth.  …

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i am weary.

as time has past, as time does… it’s closing in on 2 years of being a single momma to my two sweet children. 2 weary years. 2 years of battling for safety. 2 years begging God for a hedge of protection around us. 2 years of weary, long, exhausting days full of long to-do lists…

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santa’s dead.

i felt slightly bad for the man at Lowe’s that asked Abigail (4 yr old), “what is Santa going to bring you this year?” her reply: “Santa’s dead.” his mouth dropped open, his knees weakened and he was speechless while tilting his head back and forth between her & i. i think he wished for…

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20 mom and son DIY ideas

a few days ago i posted a bit about my daughter and her pure joy crafting — well, my son is the same way! i think it’s perhaps they both have been raised around glue, glitter, paper projects, markers, paints & an unlimited supply of creativity (& a wall closet filled with every possible crafting…

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20 mom and daughter DIY ideas

i have a phenomenal 4 year old daughter. she is brilliant. she is creative. she is intelligent. she loves designing & crafting & creating & making & baking. i love doing simple DIY’s with her — it provides quality focused time together doing what we love!! most of these ideas have been gathered over this…

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