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A Thanksgiving Encouragement

A Thanksgiving Encouragement

In her book “I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet” @sniequist writes about how hospitality changed during the pandemic. People went from inviting friends into their homes to meeting outdoors. From “take a seat on my comfy couch” to “here’s a lawn chair.” There’s a line…

Puzzle Table

Puzzle Table

As the gifting season is upon us, I wanted to share a quick story. John Robert has always loved puzzles and legos (and really anything with directions and a clear outcome). We needed a way to keep his masterpieces away from his sisters and off…

It’s okay to have a season with your kids you don’t love

It’s okay to have a season with your kids you don’t love

They say to soak it up. Babies don’t keep. Time is a thief. This is all true. But I am going to be brutally honest with you: I am so happy to leave year one behind. The last twelve months were hard. The lowest postpartum…

Fitness Data in Context

Fitness Data in Context

After two weeks of sickness, I am slowly but surely getting back to exercising. I have had days on end with no movement goal reached. No rings closing. It’s in times like these I find a lot of comfort in the reminder that fitness apps…

It’s Just Thursday

It’s Just Thursday

I had a wise friend tell me that one day my kids would come home from school and begin to melt down for no reason at all. The mere suggestion they take their lunchbox out of their book bag would sent them into a tailspin.…

Carrying More

Carrying More

{Encouragement on a Monday morning} A few months ago I upped the amount of weight I use when I workout. It is amazing how much harder the exact same workouts are when the weight you carry is heavier. The workout didn’t change, but the load…

Lessons In Control

Lessons In Control

God has been using so many parallels in my daily life to teach me about himself and challenge my personal desire for control in the process. The latest happened today, on the boat, attempting to outrun a giant thunderstorm. There was one key reason I…

Mom’s Tub

Mom’s Tub

Growing up, if you had a hard day or didn’t feel well, you get to take a tub in mom’s bathroom. If the day was a real doozy, she would also bring you hot tea. This is Scout’s first time at “long day school” as…

Encouragement For Feeding Your Family

Encouragement For Feeding Your Family

This blogpost is short and sweet, and honestly, all I hope to do is encourage you. Why? If there’s one thing I have noticed in the last month, it is that many of you are tired. And the days are cold. And yet, the house still…

Pandemic Culture

Pandemic Culture

During the pandemic, I started cutting the kids’ hair at home. I was decent enough to keep at it and it was nice to save that money. Recently, however, I felt a nudge to take them all in for a professional cut. As John Robert…