a contented heart · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · motherhood mission · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

It Was An Ordinary Day

It was just another ordinary day. The sun shone, the grass was tall enough to need mowing even though I had just mowed it, the world was still fresh from recent rains, the weeds and dandelions were growing faster than I could take care of them. The garden needed to be planted before the children… Continue reading It Was An Ordinary Day

looking ahead · motherhood mission · no regrets

What You Have In Common With Your Husband’s Grandma

If you, like me, have taken your husband’s surname upon marriage it may have already occurred to you fellow mothers that someday you too could bear the same name as both your mother-in-law and your husband’s paternal grandmother. Not to mention that of his grandfather’s mother and a lineup of generations preceding them as well.… Continue reading What You Have In Common With Your Husband’s Grandma

casting aside fear · fighting overwhelm · motherhood mission

Sometimes Service Isn’t What We Think It Is

I’ve had a number of tired, uninspired days lately. Maybe it’s the grey of November, maybe it’s a lack of exercise, maybe it’s well, anything! In any case, some of my days have seemed less than wildly successful. One of these quiet dull days I happened across this verse in my Bible: “With good will… Continue reading Sometimes Service Isn’t What We Think It Is

finding my way · finding peace · from the trenches · motherhood mission

What To Do When Your Day (Or Life) Doesn’t Seem Successful

I was having one of those days that I and my mom friends call “not very prosperous”. Really I would’ve used a stronger term than that to describe it. I was so, so uninspired and wasting time with tiny distractions: googling this, reading that, thinking about this work I needed to do and cleaning up… Continue reading What To Do When Your Day (Or Life) Doesn’t Seem Successful

fighting overwhelm · finding my way · finding peace · looking ahead · motherhood mission

What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms

Just like a brand new notebook that has never been opened, so a baby’s mind, too, is pristine and new when they are born, ready to receive thoughts and impressions and all that the world brings their way. As each of us grows to maturity, the collections of our lives can be built into a… Continue reading What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms

casting aside fear · finding my way · motherhood mission · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

Why I Write About Motherhood (And Why You Can Too)

If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know I write about motherhood and things that go hand-in-hand with motherhood a lot. You may also be aware that I’ve been working on a book about preparing for motherhood for the past year. Now here’s the thing. If you know me at all,… Continue reading Why I Write About Motherhood (And Why You Can Too)

a contented heart · finding peace · motherhood mission

What Does Your Label List Look Like?

If you were to introduce yourself and your strengths and weaknesses by labels only what would your label list look like? Mine would look something like this: CaringAD/HDIndecisiveHigh strungMelancholy-cholericStubbornCreativeDry humourHSP (highly sensitive person)PrivateLoyalINFP personality What does your list look like? Is it full of negative labels or are they mostly positive? Have you lived with… Continue reading What Does Your Label List Look Like?