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Tales of the Bad News Mom

I wasn’t really prepared for this. Not that I was prepared for ANY of it. As I’ve said numerous time, I never thought I’d get married, let alone have kids. So my learning curve in both of those areas might have been “curvier” than most. Th...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Jul 31, 2016

Building a Sensational Summer

                   Summer Camp. Hot days at the lake. Dripping ice cream cones. Bike rides. S'mores. When you live in the Midwest, you may have a slight issue with idolizing summer. And who really can...

Raising Kids in Self Mastery

What is the hardest part of parenting for you?For me, it is denying my children something I want them to have because of something I want for them even more. It's a grappling I have to do with myself because I just want all the goodness for them, rig...

Simple. Sane

I've been exhausted lately and I'm not sure what to do about it.I don't get up early by the standards of most - between 7 and 8, usually. I try to stay up late-ish to get some alone time but mostly fall asleep on the couch around 10, knitting in hand...

The Desires of My Heart

“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” (Augustine, Confessions (Book 1)"Mom, we need to move to a bigger house. Look how tiny this living room is!"Fiona gestures our one, catch all family...

Motherhood and Missions

When I woke up this morning, it looked like summer outside my window. Of course, it is Michigan, so that is hardly something to hang your hat on. Yesterday, on May 15th, my husband's birthday, it snowed. So, there's that.Still, something about the sl...

Love is Work

I feel it bubble up within me at the oddest times. Usually while I'm washing dishes, or making dinner, folding laundry or sweeping up. When my kids are all running around the backyard when they should be inside helping and I can see them laughing fro...

A Good Place

Every once in a while, you find yourself in a good place. A smooth place. I know it doesn't last for long, so while it is here, I am lapping it up with gusto.We are in a time of smooth relationships, little shifts here and there as people grow and ch...

Some Kind of Wonderful

Peter slips on his shoes (or not) and heads out the door right after breakfast. I catch up with him around lunch and push a peanut butter sandwich into his hands before he's gone again, tooling around the back yard on that hand me down big wheel, squ...

Motherhood and Guiltless Leisure

This afternoon, after the chores and school were done and everyone was having their own quiet play time, after I settled the preschoolers with a show and after I switched over the laundry, I made a quick cup of coffee and settled on the back porch wi...

Anatomy of a Good Day

Friday Afternoon.I'm putting away the last of the schoolbooks for the last time this week. Folding that last load of laundry, straightening up the house, hoping that my gentle movements will coax another nap from the baby on my back. Outside, my...

Fairy Tale Gospel

Before the coffee splashes into my mug, I'm already telling someone why we aren't having nachos for breakfast. I've already reminded a scowling kid that we don't play with electronics before our jobs are done. I've already gone head to head with a st...

Not Ready

Rosemary will be 3 years old this weekend, and she's not ready.Oh, she's been potty trained for nearly a year, speaks clearly in full sentences, is somewhat precocious and opinionated and, on occasion, demanding.  She knows she wants a pink birt...

Everything I Need

It's March, or "Birthday Month" as it is known around here. We celebrate in our small ways and I'm so grateful for grateful kids. The kind who just want to wear the felt birthday crowns I made years ago and pick out the type of cake we have. The kind...

Mothers Day Wallpapers Hd 2016 – Free Mother’s Day Wallpapers

Are you looking to download mother’s day wallpaper HD?  If you’re looking for happy mothers day wallpaper 2016 you’re at right place.   For all the beautiful mothers there, the Happy Mother’s Day! The love of the mother is love at first...
by Mothering Sunday on Feb 17, 2016

Losing Myself

I woke up in the middle of the night with the toddler's arms around my neck, her cheek pressed right up against mine and one leg flung across my chest - while I was nursing the baby who was pinching me at the same time.I used to think the idea that m...

WWW 12 | Looking Beyond the Bars

Wednesday Without Words 12 | Looking Beyond the Bars The post WWW 12 | Looking Beyond the Bars appeared first on Adventures of a Novice Mum.
by Adventures of a Novice Mum on Jan 6, 2016

My Full-Time Mum End of 2015 Holiday Hopes

Welcome to my second #12daysofparenting blog. Day 2 is all about lists for Santa, as you probably know if you’ve hopped from LadyBug Home & Designs. There are lots of fab prizes to win, including a Safedreams Hoppy from Baby Bundle. Check o...
by Adventures of a Novice Mum on Dec 14, 2015

Life, Generously - A Primer for the Holidays and Beyond

We picked up that little tree on our way home from church on Sunday. The kids decorated it Monday, chattering about gifts and wrapping paper and secrets. It's the second week of Advent and we're all leaning in. It's a lovely thing.With the shopping c...

Breastfeeding my Baby to Sleep: Reaching Acceptance

I can’t quite remember the first time it happened, but I remember my confusion about breastfeeding my baby to sleep. At the start, I didn’t think about breastfeeding Precious Sparkle to sleep, sleeping was just part of the feeding process...
by Adventures of a Novice Mum on Oct 26, 2015


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