Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • Getting Intentional About Community {And an Invitation for You!}

    One Monday a month, I rush to get dinner ready by 5pm, and as soon as my husband gets in the door from work, I grab my purse and a plate full of dinner, kiss my babies, and head out the door. I drive 45 min. to my dear friend and mentor September’s house and…

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  • An Interview with Beth Learn of Fit2B Studio

    Since finding Fit2B Online fitness studio in January 2013, I’ve been working out more consistently than I ever have in my life. I started to actually have fitness-related questions pop into an area in my mind that used to just have dust and silence. Then, in spring 2013, I got pregnant, and though her site is all…

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  • Jesse’s First Pet {in which we make sourdough starter}

    When I decided to make our new sourdough experiment Jesse’s responsibility, I told him it would be like having a pet: he would have to feed and water it night and day. It would be good practice for the dog he dreams of. He was all for it. First he ground some flour. This is…

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  • {Finally} Loving My Core–Diastasis ReHab at Home

    How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Whoops. Sorry I asked. Wait–you’ll forgive me in a minute when I share this great resource I discovered. One of my goals for the new year was to close my diastasis Do you all know what diastasis is? It’s where the muscles that hold in the stomach separate…

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  • We survived ski season!

    I must shout it from the top of some place very high: “I survived ski season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I don’t usually blog about my husband’s absences till after he’s home (that’s wise, dontcha think?) but now that ski season is officially over for us, I can tell you what the last 8 weekends have been like for…

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  • Are You a Blog at Home Mom?

    “The Blog at Home Mom” could not have come into my life at a better time. The fight for balance between my real life and online responsibilities ebbs and flows. Sometimes I feel like I’ve finally found my sweet spot, only to struggle yet again with wondering if I’m even doing the right thing. I…

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  • “Redeeming Childbirth” Giveaway!

    As I said in my review last month, this is a book I wish I could give to every one of my readers. That’s why I’m delighted that it’s my turn to host a giveaway of Redeeming Childbirth. The more time I spend with this book, the more I love it. So much balance, so…

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  • Redeeming Childbirth

    It seems as though Tuesdays have become ‘Book days’ my blog! Every week this month, one of my bloggy friends has come out with a new book, and each time it’s been one I’ve been delighted to share with you. Know this: I don’t just post any old book that comes along, but save my…

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  • What we did with all that snow

    We actually got snow this year!!! Yeah, I know, seems like a given when you live in upstate NY, but the fingerlakes have their own little weather system and usually only get the fringes of everyone else’s storms. Except this year… since we don’t have a sledding hill, I decided to introduce Jesse to the…

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  • No More Desperate Moms

    Do ya’ll ever have days when you feel absolutely desperate? Days when you are quite positive you are a complete failure as a mom? I have those days. (Had a doozy just last week, in fact!) That’s why I’m so excited about this book. It was written just for me, and just for you, mamma,…

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  • If I have not love…

    The other morning in the few minutes I had alone under the warm Christmas tree lights before the monkeys came down demanding breakfast, my Father gently reminded me that, I needed this reminder, people, because though these photos show all the shiny parts of our month so far, there have been plenty of those moments…

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  • Tinsel, Truth, and a Real Live Manger {How the Kids are Celebrating Advent}

    I’m in the mood to give y’all a glimpse of how we’re celebrating Christmas around here with a 2, 4, and 6 year old. Do you mind? Great…here we go. Our new tradition this year is doing the Truth in the Tinsel Advent activity eBook. (affliate link–woot!) The kids adore their daily Christmas craft, and…

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  • A Perfect Script for Authentic Introductions

    Jesse has become fond of getting to know other children, though we discovered that he often claims a new friend without even knowing their name. We were at the Chic-fil-A playground the other night where he would have a chance to practice making new friends. I gave him a simple script for exchanging names, and…

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  • Anyways, what IS the best feeling in the world?

    His almost-6-year-old questions can be so random. And deep. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I’m left breathless and with no answers. Sometimes his questions lead me to answers I’d forgotten… “Mom? Is dirt in the same f’lamily as sand?” “Mom? Why do we call it ‘sewage’? “Anyways, what IS the best feeling in the world?” This…

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  • It all started with a haircut. Mommy couldn’t ignore it any longer – her dream of long hair for her little girl was gonna have to wait a bit. Claire needed a trim, and bad. Truth be told, Mommy liked a cute bob for a little girl nearly as much as long hair, so she…

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  • The Art of The Family Portrait

    First, find a nice background and gather a few props. Insert human into frame to get the focus and settings right. Summon more humans. Encourage young humans to smile at small, flashing light… …then wait, and wait, and wait for self timer to work… Holden Family, May 2012 Jeremy, Trina, Jesse (5 1/2), Claire (3…

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