(Inside: Today hold’s just-for-you joy. Will you look for it?) Six days ago, it was when my friend taught me how to crochet a star ornament. Previously, I had crocheted a hat for my then baby that instead fit my head. Then, I tried to crochet myself slippers, except the opening nicely allowed only
(Inside: For moms who feel sad over how fast their kids grow.) A sad thought enveloped me as I kissed my third-grader’s cheek: I can’t remember the last time my oldest son let kiss me his lips. At some point, he offered his cheek instead and that’s how it has been ever since.
(Inside: How to increase your happiness.) My four-year-old son didn’t cry when the nurse consecutively plunged 3 needles into his arm. No one tear. That’s never happened in our home before. Minutes before the shots, tears streamed down my four-year-old’s face. His little body trembled in anticipation until my oldest son said to him, “Shots don’t
(Inside: Be still and see all the goodness around you.) Do you ever just want everything to stop? The dishes, the changing diapers, the constant picking up – just stop, because I want to soak in this life, for 1/2 a second before the crying starts again. How does a busy mother actually
(Inside: What to remember when you’re sad your kids grow so fast.) Today was the last day of school and I was surprised at how sad I felt. I’ve been looking forward to school being done and being home with my boys for months. But instead of feeling the mounting anticipation of excitement, a lump formed in
(Inside: Ideas to forever capture and forever our best mom moments.) I had an amazing mom-moment on Mother’s Day. The busyness of life paused and the joyful moment unfolded in slow motion. I’d gone away for a relaxing, refueling girls weekend at one of my friend’s cabins. It’s taken me years to realize the
(Inside: A simple way to refuel through everyday moments.) “Boys, do you want to watch God paint the sky?” I needed to get out of the house. The last ten days or so has been wretched. My husband’s work consumed him leaving me home along with our three boys and the stomach flu