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take a breath, sisters

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It’s been a little crazy around here. It’s been VERY unscheduled around here. My day job (and sometimes night job) is on a church staff. Office-wise, we kind of go with the school flow, which means hours are pretty flexible when school is out. Hurricane Florence has meant that school is still out. In fact, I’ve been home with the kids for two weeks, like a Christmas break 2.5 weeks after school started. Aaaaaand, the girls are off this week, too. (Jack attends a private preschool, and they are opening. Jesus is Lord, y’all!) The big picture here is huge. If you’ve seen my posts on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen. Our county and surrounding areas are undergoing historic, horrific… Read More »take a breath, sisters

self-care in the trenches: to our health

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Let me tell you about my recent self-care decision… Self-care is not simply what you want to do to feel good. It includes things that you must do.

miscarriage and our two year old

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The comparison game that women play creeps into grief as well. Just because you didn’t hold your baby or see your baby or even know the sex of your baby does not mean you did not lose a child. #miscarriagematters

Saying YES to self-care

We cannot, as grown adults, expect other people to know how to take care of us if we don’t lead the way. This isn’t news, people. If you have ever flown, you know you’re supposed to put your own oxygen mask first. So why is it that we make excuses for everything we put ourselves through?

life hack away

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Life hacks are really anything that help us get through stresses, tight schedules, or general life challenges more efficiently.

A happy planner and a functional hobby

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I have used planners forever, or at least since I can remember… But here’s the thing: I don’t track things to stay busy. I track them to stay organized, so I can be as un-busy as possible!

Plain old guilt

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We can – and we often do – drive ourselves to the BRINK OF INSANITY with guilt over every decision, every occurrence, every person around us who might not be having a perfect experience.

Redemption Child

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I have probably said before how much having another child surprised us. It changed my perspective on mothering, family, my career aspirations, my belief in God and His works, my bond to other women, my pregnancy experience… everything.

When you let go of “have to”

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It’s time to let go of some of those have-tos – whether they bring shininess or not – and get back to some core needs in myself that I have neglected.