31: the end.

I'd like to end this series with a bang. But that's not happening tonight. :) Ranger's behavior has gotten better. My habits have gotten minimally better. The big changes have happened in my head and in my heart. And that is good. Being intentional is good, but you also have to give yourself space to … Continue reading 31: the end.

30: be encouraged.

"It occurred to me that so many of the aspects of my life, my writing and my running and my relationships, are all flavored by my love for my children. Where I had diluted areas in the past, I am now full concentration. Motherhood refines us. It forces us to refocus and reprioritize, leaving just … Continue reading 30: be encouraged.

29: you

So I've started and stopped writing this post about four times in the last five minutes. That is a lot of backspacing, people. I'm not letting myself restart again. I have to write it, even if it's hard. Because the truth is I've been struggling with this recently. I've been struggling with me. How to … Continue reading 29: you

28: imperfection and the goal.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him … Continue reading 28: imperfection and the goal.

27: Books for the Journey: Motherhood

(My little muppets!) I have another lovely list of wonderful books today! You can see all of the posts in my Books for the Journey series here! :) So far I've done books for recovering perfectionists, fiction, travel/culture/world,pregnancy/birth/babies, parenting, and faith. Anyway! On with today! These books are just super encouraging books for moms. They … Continue reading 27: Books for the Journey: Motherhood

26: acknowledge and teach emotions.

Going from tantrums to emotions makes sense right? Usually when a tantrum happens it is because emotions get out of control or they are unable to express how they're feeling or what they want. I am horrible at dealing with emotions. When I was younger (maybe 13?) people asked me if I smiled all the … Continue reading 26: acknowledge and teach emotions.

25: tantrums happen

Yup. that is all I can say thus far. we have just recently stepped into the land o f"no" and whining and fussing when he doesn't get his way. it's an interesting place. So try to be aware of age appropriate expectations. Tantrums are just how toddlers get rid of emotions they don't know how … Continue reading 25: tantrums happen

24: resistance.

(Sticks and boys: So much potential!) Romans 5:3-5 "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who … Continue reading 24: resistance.