29 Things Worth Learning.

I've been wanting to write this list since before my birthday. It's not complete; it's not perfect; it's not in any particular order. But here are 29 things I'm learning, have learned, or just come to know over the last decade or less of my life. I have a hard time making room for reflection … Continue reading 29 Things Worth Learning.

The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review}

https://instagram.com/p/BVAMrlmjRWk/ Life is hard. For all of us. (Of course it could be harder or other people might have it harder... but let's just agree that life is subjectively hard, complicated, and different for everyone). So anyway, you're there and it's hard and sometimes it's just one more thing on top of one more thing … Continue reading The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review}

Mend {#Wholemama}

----- Mend is a gentle word. It takes the preexisting pieces, torn or worn, shredded maybe, and coaxes them back together. Glue, thread, buttons, patches. The kind of mending that maintains the reality of the brokenness and tucks the fraying edges into safe places as the whole piece continues to be used in the way … Continue reading Mend {#Wholemama}

Christmas Joy {#Wholemama}

Christmas is so soon and joyful, but it can be so overwhelming. All the people, the planning, the presents, the pitiful sugar crazed children. -- Ok, maybe that p-phrase was a stretch, but whatever. -- These children can be so pitiful when they're overwhelmed with Christmas expectations. "Say thank you." "Wait your turn." "That's not … Continue reading Christmas Joy {#Wholemama}

There is Grace :: soul calm {15/31}

There is grace at the end of ugly days too. Those days that feel brutal and rough to the fingertips or heartstrings.  Even when we feel like we've not done our best and our fails far outweigh our successes. There is grace. No matter what we think. Lately my older two just refuse to nap. … Continue reading There is Grace :: soul calm {15/31}

The Battle of Shame and Perfectionism :: soul calm {12/31}

For me part of finding calm is letting go of the perfectionism that invades my soul, leaking me dry one doubt, insecurity, or mistake at a time. I can worry all day about how I might be messing up my kids because perfect parenting doesn't exist. I could get slightly angsty about missing a day of … Continue reading The Battle of Shame and Perfectionism :: soul calm {12/31}

Listening to the Loud {imperfect musings on parenting, learning, and earning}

I just told my three year old to hush a third time this nap/quiet time. Apparently naps are for the weak and he is of the shouting for amusement age so he's exempt. Ahem."These are the times that try men's souls." (Thomas Paine)Or mom's souls. Yes, i would venture to say this is where my soul is … Continue reading Listening to the Loud {imperfect musings on parenting, learning, and earning}