Parenting Thoughts

insights, struggles, and reflections on this thing called parenting

The Struggle is Real

I had a hard time deciding on what to focus on for show and tell Tuesday with Momfessionals about being on the struggle bus. I have lots of struggles as a mom, and I actually like sharing about them so God can turn my brutal honesty into something helpful. Hopefully.   I really thought about sharing […] Read more…

How Motherhood Changed Me

Back before I had kids, one of my fears was that motherhood would turn me into a different person. Who I’d be as a mom was such a mystery. Would I let myself go? Would my personality become annoyingly maternal? Would I only listen to songs with titles like Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy? Would I […] Read more…

5 Lies About Parenting

  I consider myself pretty grounded, but there’s nothing like a stressful day of parenting to make me hurl common sense out the window. It’s true that there were so many things I didn’t understand before I had kids. But even after I’ve had them, there are still plenty of lies I’ve believed—even unintentionally—that were […] Read more…

You Are a Good Mom

I’d never seen my either of my kids’ blood, minus a few scraped knees, until last week. I was working on one side of the peninsula in our kitchen, making dinner, while my son Kai sat at the counter and Sylvie was playing on the other side. Suddenly, she was crying—a piercing “something is really […] Read more…

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