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#15weeks with this baby boy of mine💙 .

A few weeks ago (before I knew he was a boy), the Lord gave me a word that gave me confidence in the genetic testing we had done and that he would be a boy. So when I got the call a week later that the tests came back “normal” and that he in fact was a baby boy, I was not surprised but still shocked at the same time. Having two girls, we had been hoping and praying for a boy but not expecting it & having a child with Down syndrome, the reality of genetic disorders is never absent from your mind .

We know still anything can happen, but I’m grateful for this baby boy regardless, and I’m soaking up every week of him in my belly (especially now that the nausea has somewhat subsided)! 😉 Every time I think of him, I am reminded of how blessed I am that the Lord has given me these children of mine. #babyswiftlet3 .
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#pregnancyafterDownsyndrome #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #specialneedsmom #candidmotherhood #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodinspired #risenmotherhood #christianmom #joyfulmamas #joyfulheart #choosejoy #joyinthejourney #gratefulheart #thisisdownsyndrome #dsdn
#15weeks  with this baby boy of mine💙 . A few weeks ago (before I knew he was a boy), the Lord gave me a word that gave me confidence in the genetic testing we had done and that he would be a boy. So when I got the call a week later that the tests came back “normal” and that he in fact was a baby boy, I was not surprised but still shocked at the same time. Having two girls, we had been hoping and praying for a boy but not expecting it & having a child with Down syndrome, the reality of genetic disorders is never absent from your mind . We know still anything can happen, but I’m grateful for this baby boy regardless, and I’m soaking up every week of him in my belly (especially now that the nausea has somewhat subsided)! 😉 Every time I think of him, I am reminded of how blessed I am that the Lord has given me these children of mine. #babyswiftlet3  . . . . #pregnancyafterDownsyndrome  #downsyndrome  #upsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #specialneedsmom  #candidmotherhood  #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #motherhoodinspired  #risenmotherhood  #christianmom  #joyfulmamas  #joyfulheart  #choosejoy  #joyinthejourney  #gratefulheart  #thisisdownsyndrome  #dsdn 
Y’all!!!!! My dreams are coming TRUE!!! Not only do I get to meet my business partners in REAL LIFE {some for the very first time} this summer, but I also get to MEET @msrachelhollis !!!! Ohhhhh girllllll!!!!! It’s on!! I’m on a MISSION to 1. BECOME THE PERSON I WANT TO BE... ON PURPOSE and 2. GET OTHERS TO DO THE SAME!!!! We have the power to change the freaking world for our children!!!! IM READY!!!!!! Are you?!?!!! ✌🏼🙌🏼💕
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#last90days #girlwashyourface #createdtocreate #createdaily #createcultivate #risenmotherhood #wellwateredwoman #tiumidland #tiutexas #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportwomen #girlpower #findyourtribe #lifebydesign
Y’all!!!!! My dreams are coming TRUE!!! Not only do I get to meet my business partners in REAL LIFE {some for the very first time} this summer, but I also get to MEET @msrachelhollis !!!! Ohhhhh girllllll!!!!! It’s on!! I’m on a MISSION to 1. BECOME THE PERSON I WANT TO BE... ON PURPOSE and 2. GET OTHERS TO DO THE SAME!!!! We have the power to change the freaking world for our children!!!! IM READY!!!!!! Are you?!?!!! ✌🏼🙌🏼💕 . . . . . . #last90days  #girlwashyourface  #createdtocreate  #createdaily  #createcultivate  #risenmotherhood  #wellwateredwoman  #tiumidland  #tiutexas  #womenhelpingwomen  #womensupportwomen  #girlpower  #findyourtribe  #lifebydesign 
What are your favorite go-to healthy(-ish) meals?
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I always flip flop between loving and strongly disliking meal planning. The actual planning part is okay, the eating part is pretty good too, but the actual prepping and cooking part? Not so much. (I wrote about yelling at the pots and pans in one of my blog posts.)
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The simple meals I have come across aren't always the healthiest. They usually involve tossing together a bunch of processed stuff. I can't even keep track of what's good or not good to eat anymore because who really knows what's in our food even if the ingredients are on the label? If you have any simple healthy go-tos that don't involved a bunch of uncommon, expensive ingredients, lots of dishes to wash, or too much prep time, drop me a comment.
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Talk to me about all things healthy in your life. I want to know.
What are your favorite go-to healthy(-ish) meals? . I always flip flop between loving and strongly disliking meal planning. The actual planning part is okay, the eating part is pretty good too, but the actual prepping and cooking part? Not so much. (I wrote about yelling at the pots and pans in one of my blog posts.) . The simple meals I have come across aren't always the healthiest. They usually involve tossing together a bunch of processed stuff. I can't even keep track of what's good or not good to eat anymore because who really knows what's in our food even if the ingredients are on the label? If you have any simple healthy go-tos that don't involved a bunch of uncommon, expensive ingredients, lots of dishes to wash, or too much prep time, drop me a comment. . Talk to me about all things healthy in your life. I want to know.
“Oh, to grace how great a debtor; daily I'm constrained to be. Let that goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love. Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above.”
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“Oh, to grace how great a debtor; daily I'm constrained to be. Let that goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love. Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above.” • This new tee is NOW AVAILABLE in the shop at www.solagratia.co, or by clicking the link in our bio.
People have no idea what to do when they see this crew coming. We are a loud and crazy bunch...7 kids is a lot to handle.
But honestly, I feel like they behave better when they are together than apart. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I guess good friends just make your day a little bit brighter.
#lifelongfriends #raysandmckinneys
People have no idea what to do when they see this crew coming. We are a loud and crazy bunch...7 kids is a lot to handle. But honestly, I feel like they behave better when they are together than apart. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I guess good friends just make your day a little bit brighter. #lifelongfriends  #raysandmckinneys 
Hey, friends. Here’s a reminder from my heart to yours to not allow social media to lead you down the path of comparison. It’s easy to think the grass is greener, or that we aren’t doing “enough”... but remember, all of this is just a snapshot of our lives. 
We all know behind these cute fall pics are parents convincing toddlers that no, they can’t use a knife independently while pumpkin carving & watching as their phone gets thrown off the front porch in the rain 🤦🏼‍♀️... not speaking from experience or anything 😂. It’s fun sharing our lives with one another! Personally, I’m loving the cute fall pics (because fall is the most fun!). & I am SO thankful for these sweet moments that we get snapshots of 💙. #gospelcenteredmom #wellwateredwomen #biblicalwomanhood #risenmotherhood
Hey, friends. Here’s a reminder from my heart to yours to not allow social media to lead you down the path of comparison. It’s easy to think the grass is greener, or that we aren’t doing “enough”... but remember, all of this is just a snapshot of our lives. We all know behind these cute fall pics are parents convincing toddlers that no, they can’t use a knife independently while pumpkin carving & watching as their phone gets thrown off the front porch in the rain 🤦🏼‍♀️... not speaking from experience or anything 😂. It’s fun sharing our lives with one another! Personally, I’m loving the cute fall pics (because fall is the most fun!). & I am SO thankful for these sweet moments that we get snapshots of 💙. #gospelcenteredmom  #wellwateredwomen  #biblicalwomanhood  #risenmotherhood 
I went to the gym by myself today. Usually, I take the kids and drop them off in the childcare room (which they love), but today, they napped at home while Zach played the new Call of Duty.
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And the thing is, I felt guilty doing it. Like not bearing the burden of childcare alone was somehow wrong. But it’s not. Zach and I are in this parenting thing together; I can’t do it all by myself (although I fully acknowledge single parents and their need for support systems outside of a co-parent).
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In fact, not being able to do everything on my own just reminds me of my own insufficiency, and how clearly I’m not God. And that, in turn, points me back to Christ and my need for Him. I can’t earn my salvation any more than I can raise my children by solely my efforts.
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By turning to Christ to do what I cannot, I glorify Him. I’m grateful that I serve a good God whose power is made perfect in my weakness.
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#bedeeplyrooted #honestmotherhood #liveauthentic #motherhoodrising #uniteinmotherhood #ohheymama #strongertogether #risenmotherhood #extraordinaryinmyordinary #thisismotherhood #getaftergrateful #joyfulmamas #momentslikethese #postthepeople #dailyparenting #mybeautifulmess #communityovercompetition
I went to the gym by myself today. Usually, I take the kids and drop them off in the childcare room (which they love), but today, they napped at home while Zach played the new Call of Duty. • And the thing is, I felt guilty doing it. Like not bearing the burden of childcare alone was somehow wrong. But it’s not. Zach and I are in this parenting thing together; I can’t do it all by myself (although I fully acknowledge single parents and their need for support systems outside of a co-parent). • In fact, not being able to do everything on my own just reminds me of my own insufficiency, and how clearly I’m not God. And that, in turn, points me back to Christ and my need for Him. I can’t earn my salvation any more than I can raise my children by solely my efforts. • By turning to Christ to do what I cannot, I glorify Him. I’m grateful that I serve a good God whose power is made perfect in my weakness. • • • • • • • • • • #bedeeplyrooted  #honestmotherhood  #liveauthentic  #motherhoodrising  #uniteinmotherhood  #ohheymama  #strongertogether  #risenmotherhood  #extraordinaryinmyordinary  #thisismotherhood  #getaftergrateful  #joyfulmamas  #momentslikethese  #postthepeople  #dailyparenting  #mybeautifulmess  #communityovercompetition 
Hey moms! Don’t forget to take time for you this weekend to rest and recharge. What’s your version of self-care? I’ve got a million things but I think I’m gonna try and get to the rock climbing gym this week. Who’s joining me?
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#selfcare #momselfcare #restandrecharge #findyourfire #wannabeclimbing #rockwallclimbing #inspiremoms #befree #mycuprunethover #motherhood #greenvillemoms #motherhoodinspired #risenmotherhood
I’m so thankful for you, and for your daddy. Sweet girl I can’t wait for you to realize and see how lucky you are to have the daddy you do💕
I’m so thankful for you, and for your daddy. Sweet girl I can’t wait for you to realize and see how lucky you are to have the daddy you do💕
an ordinary Saturday with ordinary things. and then, there’s this view 👶🏻💛👧🏼 #myheart #biggestandlittlest
Slowly making this space a home, enjoying the light that shines in. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
#thehappynow #simplejoys #quietmornings #thatsdarling #darlingweekend 
#risenmotherhood #interiors #habitandhome #petitejoys
In the midst of toddler and preschool years, I can get so caught up in the disobedience, "NO"s, tantrums, resistance, and difficulties that come with a child developing in a healthy way. (Yes...those "No"s are healthy for your little one 🙈) However, today when I handed Joseph a new page of iridescent fish stickers, I saw a glimpse of God working in his heart. He took the sheet and this is what he said in an awed voice: "Mom, these stickers are so bootiful! Thank you Mommy for getting me new stickers!" I praise God that he is giving my oldest a heart of gratitude and an eye for beauty-even is it is stickers!

How do you see God at work in your toddler or preschooler?

#thelittleyears #risenmotherhood #mylittlemanjcg #boymom #raisingmytribe #gratitude #fromthemouthofbabes #noticethelittlethings
In the midst of toddler and preschool years, I can get so caught up in the disobedience, "NO"s, tantrums, resistance, and difficulties that come with a child developing in a healthy way. (Yes...those "No"s are healthy for your little one 🙈) However, today when I handed Joseph a new page of iridescent fish stickers, I saw a glimpse of God working in his heart. He took the sheet and this is what he said in an awed voice: "Mom, these stickers are so bootiful! Thank you Mommy for getting me new stickers!" I praise God that he is giving my oldest a heart of gratitude and an eye for beauty-even is it is stickers! How do you see God at work in your toddler or preschooler? #thelittleyears  #risenmotherhood  #mylittlemanjcg  #boymom  #raisingmytribe  #gratitude  #fromthemouthofbabes  #noticethelittlethings 
// "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are October's"...and even more glad that I get to share them with you. 🍂#audraeverly
// "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are October's"...and even more glad that I get to share them with you. 🍂#audraeverly 
Today we celebrated our sweet Abigail Naomi’s 2nd birthday! It was so fun getting to shower her with love and attention and let her be the star for the day! She is so loved by so many. I’m so blessed that this is my family 💗💕 swipe to see her sweet party details 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #instagrammamas #chasingslow #letthembelittle #thehappynow #unitedinmotherhood #worldoflittles #liveauthenic #motherhoodsimplified #motherhoodrising #holdthemoments #documentyourdays #risenmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #connectingmoms #howyouhome
Today we celebrated our sweet Abigail Naomi’s 2nd birthday! It was so fun getting to shower her with love and attention and let her be the star for the day! She is so loved by so many. I’m so blessed that this is my family 💗💕 swipe to see her sweet party details 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #instagrammamas  #chasingslow  #letthembelittle  #thehappynow  #unitedinmotherhood  #worldoflittles  #liveauthenic  #motherhoodsimplified  #motherhoodrising  #holdthemoments  #documentyourdays  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #connectingmoms  #howyouhome 
Blog update! 
These slower days have been such a blessing. Now that I actually have more time, I’m finally getting around to the blog posts I never finished and a home decor section that I’ll be sharing ASAP! Starting in November I’ll be able to resume my usual 2 posts a month, but I’m going to be increasing that to 4 - once a week as soon as I finish up a few work things.  Working a job that enables me to pursue my passion on the side is something I prayed for for a long time, and I’m still pinching myself that I’m finally here ✨🖤 Thank you to each and every one of you who read my posts, click over to my blogs and articles on other publications. Your support means the world to me! If there’s anything you’d like to see a post or essay on, send your ideas my way please! I’d love any input and suggestions you have! .
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#motherhoodwritten 
#honestlyworded 
#motherhoodintheraw 
#thehappynow 
#momentsinmotherhood 
#mindfulmama 
#mynameismama 
#dailyparenting 
#honestmotherhood 
#theeverymom 
#risenmotherhood 
#honestlymothering 
#magicandmotherhood
#surprisedbymotherhood 
#momswhowrite 
#bedeeplyrooted 
#motherhoodunplugged 
#bestofmom 
#mytinymoments 
#inbeautyandchaos 
#joyfulmamas 
#parenthood_unveiled 
#momtribe 
#kindredmemories 
#mybeautifulmess 
#motherhoodintheraw
#celebratemotherhood 
#shewritestruth 
#hopewriters 
#motherhoodunhinged 
#thisismotherly
Blog update! These slower days have been such a blessing. Now that I actually have more time, I’m finally getting around to the blog posts I never finished and a home decor section that I’ll be sharing ASAP! Starting in November I’ll be able to resume my usual 2 posts a month, but I’m going to be increasing that to 4 - once a week as soon as I finish up a few work things. Working a job that enables me to pursue my passion on the side is something I prayed for for a long time, and I’m still pinching myself that I’m finally here ✨🖤 Thank you to each and every one of you who read my posts, click over to my blogs and articles on other publications. Your support means the world to me! If there’s anything you’d like to see a post or essay on, send your ideas my way please! I’d love any input and suggestions you have! . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodwritten  #honestlyworded  #motherhoodintheraw  #thehappynow  #momentsinmotherhood  #mindfulmama  #mynameismama  #dailyparenting  #honestmotherhood  #theeverymom  #risenmotherhood  #honestlymothering  #magicandmotherhood  #surprisedbymotherhood  #momswhowrite  #bedeeplyrooted  #motherhoodunplugged  #bestofmom  #mytinymoments  #inbeautyandchaos  #joyfulmamas  #parenthood_unveiled  #momtribe  #kindredmemories  #mybeautifulmess  #motherhoodintheraw  #celebratemotherhood  #shewritestruth  #hopewriters  #motherhoodunhinged  #thisismotherly 
I got asked more than once today at the pumpkin patch if I was hiding a pumpkin under my flannel.. 🎃🌻🌿😝
I got asked more than once today at the pumpkin patch if I was hiding a pumpkin under my flannel.. 🎃🌻🌿😝
“No nap can transform my heart,” I humbly confess to the Lord as I lay my head on the pillow.
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I surrender to the heaviness of my eyes, the weakness of my body, the weariness of waking in the night and caring for a toddler while carrying a baby in my womb. I feel hard pressed, acutely aware of how close I am to giving into temptation—to frustration, to outbursts, to seeing everything and everyone through my own kingdom lens as servants to my will or not.
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I confess this as I lay down because there’s a deeper war going on in my heart. One that says, “If only you get a nap, then you won’t be so weak. If only she sleeps a little longer, we’ll have a better afternoon. If only you can control your circumstances so that they are a little easier, then you’ll be joyful and not so painfully needy.”
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I need the renewal of my mind and the rescue of my heart. Ease can never make me less sinful; it tends only to mask my sin. Hard pressed forces the dying I resist, the self-denial, that if embraced for the sake of Jesus, actually produces the life I so deeply desire.
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#motherhoodissanctifying #seekfirstthekingdom #risenmotherhood #wordsworthnoting
“No nap can transform my heart,” I humbly confess to the Lord as I lay my head on the pillow. . I surrender to the heaviness of my eyes, the weakness of my body, the weariness of waking in the night and caring for a toddler while carrying a baby in my womb. I feel hard pressed, acutely aware of how close I am to giving into temptation—to frustration, to outbursts, to seeing everything and everyone through my own kingdom lens as servants to my will or not. . I confess this as I lay down because there’s a deeper war going on in my heart. One that says, “If only you get a nap, then you won’t be so weak. If only she sleeps a little longer, we’ll have a better afternoon. If only you can control your circumstances so that they are a little easier, then you’ll be joyful and not so painfully needy.” . I need the renewal of my mind and the rescue of my heart. Ease can never make me less sinful; it tends only to mask my sin. Hard pressed forces the dying I resist, the self-denial, that if embraced for the sake of Jesus, actually produces the life I so deeply desire. . #motherhoodissanctifying  #seekfirstthekingdom  #risenmotherhood  #wordsworthnoting 
We tried to go to the beach today but I feel like something blowing in the air made us all cough & sneeze so we packed up & went right home 😬 Red tide maybe?
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Also this picture was taken only 3 weeks ago but I feel like he’s already gotten so big!! He is totally Daddy’s boy right now but every so often he’ll come & give me a hug. He’s going down for a nap right now & I’m over here just melting over photos of his sweet face.
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#thatsdarling #solovelysofree #bedeeplyrooted #thehappynow #theeverydayproject #liveauthentic #livesimply #theartofslowliving #vsco #inspiremyinstagram #calledtobecreative #letthembelittle #babiesdontkeep #howyouhome #nestandthrive #risenmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #wildandfreechildren #homeschoollife #coffeeshop #kidsstyle #halffilipino #homeschoolcollective #toddler #wildandfreeco #minimalistkids
We tried to go to the beach today but I feel like something blowing in the air made us all cough & sneeze so we packed up & went right home 😬 Red tide maybe? - Also this picture was taken only 3 weeks ago but I feel like he’s already gotten so big!! He is totally Daddy’s boy right now but every so often he’ll come & give me a hug. He’s going down for a nap right now & I’m over here just melting over photos of his sweet face. . . . . . . . . . . . . #thatsdarling  #solovelysofree  #bedeeplyrooted  #thehappynow  #theeverydayproject  #liveauthentic  #livesimply  #theartofslowliving  #vsco  #inspiremyinstagram  #calledtobecreative  #letthembelittle  #babiesdontkeep  #howyouhome  #nestandthrive  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #wildandfreechildren  #homeschoollife  #coffeeshop  #kidsstyle  #halffilipino  #homeschoolcollective  #toddler  #wildandfreeco  #minimalistkids 
In just a couple short weeks we will have a monkey here to occupy this room!!! Doing all the organizing today 🙌bought some newborn diapers ( how quickly I have forgotten how small they come!), should probably get my hospital bag together too.... what did you pack in your hospital bag? 
#37weekspregnant #nursery #potterybarn #magnoliahome #nurserydecor #newborn #momtog #uniteinmotherhood #risenmotherhood #momlife
Blair Addison is 6 months old!! 🖤 
Wow- these past 6 months have flown by! She is actually the most joyful baby we have ever seen. Blair is eating solids, crawling, cracks up at Jimmy Fallon’s dada book & is still obsessed with her mama 💁🏼‍♀️. Guys, she’s just the best. #myblairaddison #blairaddisonmonthly
Blair Addison is 6 months old!! 🖤 Wow- these past 6 months have flown by! She is actually the most joyful baby we have ever seen. Blair is eating solids, crawling, cracks up at Jimmy Fallon’s dada book & is still obsessed with her mama 💁🏼‍♀️. Guys, she’s just the best. #myblairaddison  #blairaddisonmonthly 
Truth time: 
People think it’s EASY for me to workout. —————————————-
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Always have & hopefully always will.....
It doesn’t mean that anything comes “EASY” for me. .
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You know what was easy?!
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It was easy to get caught up in my work this morning (Yes, I actually love what I do & have to be intentional about it cuz I could easily get out of balance w/it) 🤪
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It was easy to get distracted by all the things in my house......
The tv, the pumpkin pancakes (I did pause and have some of those... I mean cmon!), the kids...... I will say however, I dont get distracted by a mess.... I am not the ideal housewife 😬 I can walk right by a pile of laundry or sink full of dishes and not bat an eyelash! 🤭😂
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It was NOT EASY to push play on my workout long after the effects of my 🦄juice wore off (since ya know... that whole distraction thing 🙄) BUT
I did it anyway! .
Because it’s not MOTIVATION that keeps me going but rather it’s HABIT that’s gotten me to where I am. 😉
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Be stronger than your excuses today! 
Build on those healthy habits that’s you’ve been working on! 
And build confidence in yourself by showing up when you said you would! .
Happy Saturday Lovely!!! Spend it well ❤️❤️
Truth time: People think it’s EASY for me to workout. —————————————- & while I truly do love fitness... Always have & hopefully always will..... It doesn’t mean that anything comes “EASY” for me. . . You know what was easy?! . It was easy to get caught up in my work this morning (Yes, I actually love what I do & have to be intentional about it cuz I could easily get out of balance w/it) 🤪 . It was easy to get distracted by all the things in my house...... The tv, the pumpkin pancakes (I did pause and have some of those... I mean cmon!), the kids...... I will say however, I dont get distracted by a mess.... I am not the ideal housewife 😬 I can walk right by a pile of laundry or sink full of dishes and not bat an eyelash! 🤭😂 . It was NOT EASY to push play on my workout long after the effects of my 🦄juice wore off (since ya know... that whole distraction thing 🙄) BUT I did it anyway! . Because it’s not MOTIVATION that keeps me going but rather it’s HABIT that’s gotten me to where I am. 😉 . . Be stronger than your excuses today! Build on those healthy habits that’s you’ve been working on! And build confidence in yourself by showing up when you said you would! . Happy Saturday Lovely!!! Spend it well ❤️❤️
this little lady 🖤
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it hasn’t even been a full two months yet, but she already fills my heart with so much love! some days i am still so baffled at the fact that i already have two kiddos in my life who came from my womb... God has truly blessed us with our little family. yeah, some days i wonder why we didn’t wait a little longer to begin this journey and enjoy some of life’s others adventure first, but something about being a young mom... the hopes that my children won’t dry me to the bone and i will be able to run, play, learn and grow alongside them. and Lord willing, have all the energy to do so!
this little lady 🖤 . it hasn’t even been a full two months yet, but she already fills my heart with so much love! some days i am still so baffled at the fact that i already have two kiddos in my life who came from my womb... God has truly blessed us with our little family. yeah, some days i wonder why we didn’t wait a little longer to begin this journey and enjoy some of life’s others adventure first, but something about being a young mom... the hopes that my children won’t dry me to the bone and i will be able to run, play, learn and grow alongside them. and Lord willing, have all the energy to do so!
Watch til the end for color reveal ⏳
#3 is...you guessed it, sewing! The material is considered waste, but I’m making something beautiful out of it. If you believe in slow fashion, and want to support sustainability through your clothes then shop brands that use deadstock fabric or second best organic cotton (more on this later) and natural fiber materials like bamboo, linen, hemp. (more on this later)
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All in all they decrease the impact on landfill and provide better working conditions for laborers.
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And of course thrifting! Much of that on the site 💛
Watch til the end for color reveal ⏳ #3  is...you guessed it, sewing! The material is considered waste, but I’m making something beautiful out of it. If you believe in slow fashion, and want to support sustainability through your clothes then shop brands that use deadstock fabric or second best organic cotton (more on this later) and natural fiber materials like bamboo, linen, hemp. (more on this later) . All in all they decrease the impact on landfill and provide better working conditions for laborers. . And of course thrifting! Much of that on the site 💛
Somehow two months have come and gone 💗⭐️
Somehow two months have come and gone 💗⭐️
Saturday Mornings ☀️
Saturday Mornings ☀️
Teaching this little man how to draw is a favorite memory I am filing away for the hard days. He sure makes this artist mama heart proud! Motherhood is anything but easy, but he is so worth it and I wouldn’t trade our story for the world. #hudsonfordbraun #16months #unitedmotherhood #futureartist #journeytobabybraun #risenmotherhood
I enjoy what happens when my five-year-old claims the camera. Her perspective is blurry but sweet. | New post on #essaysfromtheordinary, link in profile.
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"The psalm says: be still, and know that I am God. I used to think that the stillness needed to come before the knowing. Now I think it goes the other way. You drive a mental stake in the ground and announce, He is God. Just a mustard seed of faith, but enough. And the stubborn rehearsal of his love makes for peace. As I drain the beans, fill the calendar, and rescue books from my velociraptor baby, I say to myself, Behold, here is my God, righteous and beautiful and mighty to save."
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#mamaandtheriffraff #mamawrites #yourmomhasablog #motherhoodwithoutshame #risenmotherhood #thesanctifiedmundane #bestillandknow #letthembelittle #lifewithlittles #thepursuitofjoy #theologyinaction #furtherupandfurtherin
I enjoy what happens when my five-year-old claims the camera. Her perspective is blurry but sweet. | New post on #essaysfromtheordinary , link in profile. . "The psalm says: be still, and know that I am God. I used to think that the stillness needed to come before the knowing. Now I think it goes the other way. You drive a mental stake in the ground and announce, He is God. Just a mustard seed of faith, but enough. And the stubborn rehearsal of his love makes for peace. As I drain the beans, fill the calendar, and rescue books from my velociraptor baby, I say to myself, Behold, here is my God, righteous and beautiful and mighty to save." . #mamaandtheriffraff  #mamawrites  #yourmomhasablog  #motherhoodwithoutshame  #risenmotherhood  #thesanctifiedmundane  #bestillandknow  #letthembelittle  #lifewithlittles  #thepursuitofjoy  #theologyinaction  #furtherupandfurtherin 
Starting her young. She’ll be drinking coffee like a pro by the time she hits Kindergarten 😜☕️. You guys loved this outfit that Miss B had on the other day, so I’ve linked everything on my @liketoknow.it App... except the boots because I couldn’t find them online 😩. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend! http://liketk.it/2xOdD #liketkit #LTKbaby #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKsalealert #LTKstyletip #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100
Starting her young. She’ll be drinking coffee like a pro by the time she hits Kindergarten 😜☕️. You guys loved this outfit that Miss B had on the other day, so I’ve linked everything on my @liketoknow.it App... except the boots because I couldn’t find them online 😩. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend! http://liketk.it/2xOdD #liketkit  #LTKbaby  #LTKfamily  #LTKkids  #LTKsalealert  #LTKstyletip  #LTKunder50  #LTKunder100 
Today I celebrate one year of sweet life earth-side for my sweet baby boy. This past year has been so high and so low, but we’ve made it to the end of a full rotation of the earth around the sun. If our story of depression, darkness, growth, and salvation can help even one mama in our very position, I would know that the world has a little more joy uncovered. It took us both a while to get used to each other, and to know how to love the other well. Mostly I struggled to meet his needs, and he has given me two things because of my struggle: he has broken down some more of my selfish nature, and he has helped me heal by seeking forgiveness and learning how to accept forgiveness of myself. Truly, my walk in the past year has been sanctifying, but I have never loved motherhood in the ways I do today. I love you, sweet baby 😭 with my whole heart.
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Today I celebrate one year of sweet life earth-side for my sweet baby boy. This past year has been so high and so low, but we’ve made it to the end of a full rotation of the earth around the sun. If our story of depression, darkness, growth, and salvation can help even one mama in our very position, I would know that the world has a little more joy uncovered. It took us both a while to get used to each other, and to know how to love the other well. Mostly I struggled to meet his needs, and he has given me two things because of my struggle: he has broken down some more of my selfish nature, and he has helped me heal by seeking forgiveness and learning how to accept forgiveness of myself. Truly, my walk in the past year has been sanctifying, but I have never loved motherhood in the ways I do today. I love you, sweet baby 😭 with my whole heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #postpartumdepression  #postpartumhealing  #momlife  #motherhood  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodissanctifying  #sanctifiedinmotherhood  #toddlerlife  #wheresmybaby  #babiesdontkeep  #letthembelittle  #oneyearold  #happybirthday  #birthday  #birthdayboy  #firstbirthday  #ilovemyboy  #ilovemyboys  #ilovemybaby  #nohoodlikemotherhood  #celebratelife  #ibclc  #normalizebreastfeeding 
Happy Saturday! Sharing my #thisblessednest list to celebrate the weekend 💕
- having my sister (who's middle name is in hinour of this Saint in my hand) spend the weekend here with me.
- the flowers she bought for me 🌹
- the soft continuous rainfall that keeps everything cool and saves me from watering my plants. 🌱
- loving texts and calls from my husband who is way for the weekend. 💑
- my two girls who have coped so well with being housebound in this wet weather 👭
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What blessings can you list? Use #thisblessednest 💕
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Happy Saturday! Sharing my #thisblessednest  list to celebrate the weekend 💕 - having my sister (who's middle name is in hinour of this Saint in my hand) spend the weekend here with me. - the flowers she bought for me 🌹 - the soft continuous rainfall that keeps everything cool and saves me from watering my plants. 🌱 - loving texts and calls from my husband who is way for the weekend. 💑 - my two girls who have coped so well with being housebound in this wet weather 👭 . What blessings can you list? Use #thisblessednest  💕 . . . #catholicmama  #catholicsofinstagram  #thecatholicwoman  #catholicwoman  #catholicblogger  #risenmotherhood  #shereadstruth  #takeupandread  #bissisterhood  #projectblessed  #catholicmomthoughts  #catholicconnect  #stellamarislife  #wellwateredwomen  #shewritestruth  #sheislight  #aboverubies  #womenoffaith  #christianwomen  #christianmama  #christianmom  #gracemaker  #graceupongrace  #jesuslover  #philotheafound  #faithandflorals  #thegoodlist 
Do you have a favorite arcade game?
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This is actually our dentist/orthodontist office, not the arcade so there are only a few things but fun for the kiddos. If you can believe it, the time in the game room was longer than the actual appointment. I think M was the only patient in the whole place when we got there...finished and the appt...and left. Flexible schedule for the win! We always try to schedule for when it's not busy.
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I remember my own ortho appointments that were supposed to take a few minutes but everytime we arrived in the waiting room after school, there were already 10 kids waiting. And of course the best thing was watching my ortho's favorite channel - CNN.
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Well, when they started this arcade game long ago, they always came in close to last place, and now they come in 3rd or 4th. It won't be long before they are actually out driving themselves around. I hope it would be too fast or too furious like their parents when they were young. I mean, just kidding, we were responsible youth of our day.
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Goodness, these years do go by even if they days are oh-so-long, especially with those middle-of-the-night wakeup calls or cries depending on the age of your kiddos(s).
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Any interesting dentist office memories?
Do you have a favorite arcade game? . This is actually our dentist/orthodontist office, not the arcade so there are only a few things but fun for the kiddos. If you can believe it, the time in the game room was longer than the actual appointment. I think M was the only patient in the whole place when we got there...finished and the appt...and left. Flexible schedule for the win! We always try to schedule for when it's not busy. . I remember my own ortho appointments that were supposed to take a few minutes but everytime we arrived in the waiting room after school, there were already 10 kids waiting. And of course the best thing was watching my ortho's favorite channel - CNN. . Well, when they started this arcade game long ago, they always came in close to last place, and now they come in 3rd or 4th. It won't be long before they are actually out driving themselves around. I hope it would be too fast or too furious like their parents when they were young. I mean, just kidding, we were responsible youth of our day. . Goodness, these years do go by even if they days are oh-so-long, especially with those middle-of-the-night wakeup calls or cries depending on the age of your kiddos(s). . Any interesting dentist office memories?
1. I can fit into my pre-baby jeans again🙌🏼
2. My biggest baby can eat crunchy foods again after his bathtub accident last week💪🏻
3. Fall is almost over, so I finally went to the Apple orchard... so bring on the snow! ❄️❄️❄️
1. I can fit into my pre-baby jeans again🙌🏼 2. My biggest baby can eat crunchy foods again after his bathtub accident last week💪🏻 3. Fall is almost over, so I finally went to the Apple orchard... so bring on the snow! ❄️❄️❄️
My October Essential Rewards order came! I love love love Stress Away and Gentle Baby and just smelled Christmas Spirit for the first time- holy festive!! But I want to share a little more about these kiddo multivitamins and oregano essential oil! Both of these are part of my arsenal of defense this Fall/Winter 💪 
Mightyvites are so much better than the kiddo multivitamins we used to buy... #knowbetterdobetter right? These are made with nutrient-dense whole foods, contain zero artificial sugars, zero artificial dyes, active folate instead of folic acid (super important!), and zero cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting junk! Check out the ingredients on Flintstones vitamins and then do a quick Google search on the top 3... it's crazy what is marketed to us as "healthy"! I know that I can trust every ingredient in these and my girls love them! Our health and wellness is 90% what we eat, so it is super important to me to supplement with plant-based vitamins- always, but even more so this time of year! 
Oregano essential oil is a powerhouse when it comes to the immune system! It is super potent and should always be diluted, but we add it to our adult "wellness" rollers! Oregano essential oil stimulates the production of white blood cells- the body's main line of defense 💪💪it is also high in phenols- compounds that have antioxidant effects and protect from free radicals! It is a really great oil to have around during sick season to keep your immune system strong! .
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#crunchymom #crunchymama #naturalmama #naturalparenting #motherhoodrising #theeverygirl #momboss #momsohard #lifewithlittles #lifedaily #uniteinmotherhood #momunity #momcommunity #mamahood #risenmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #immunesystem #health #wellness #healthandwellness #sickseason #investinyourhealth #youngliving #essentialoils #essentialrewards #yleo #pregnant #secondtrimester #plantbased
My October Essential Rewards order came! I love love love Stress Away and Gentle Baby and just smelled Christmas Spirit for the first time- holy festive!! But I want to share a little more about these kiddo multivitamins and oregano essential oil! Both of these are part of my arsenal of defense this Fall/Winter 💪 Mightyvites are so much better than the kiddo multivitamins we used to buy... #knowbetterdobetter  right? These are made with nutrient-dense whole foods, contain zero artificial sugars, zero artificial dyes, active folate instead of folic acid (super important!), and zero cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting junk! Check out the ingredients on Flintstones vitamins and then do a quick Google search on the top 3... it's crazy what is marketed to us as "healthy"! I know that I can trust every ingredient in these and my girls love them! Our health and wellness is 90% what we eat, so it is super important to me to supplement with plant-based vitamins- always, but even more so this time of year! Oregano essential oil is a powerhouse when it comes to the immune system! It is super potent and should always be diluted, but we add it to our adult "wellness" rollers! Oregano essential oil stimulates the production of white blood cells- the body's main line of defense 💪💪it is also high in phenols- compounds that have antioxidant effects and protect from free radicals! It is a really great oil to have around during sick season to keep your immune system strong! . . . . . . . . . #crunchymom  #crunchymama  #naturalmama  #naturalparenting  #motherhoodrising  #theeverygirl  #momboss  #momsohard  #lifewithlittles  #lifedaily  #uniteinmotherhood  #momunity  #momcommunity  #mamahood  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #immunesystem  #health  #wellness  #healthandwellness  #sickseason  #investinyourhealth  #youngliving  #essentialoils  #essentialrewards  #yleo  #pregnant  #secondtrimester  #plantbased 
What a day! We spent the morning pretending to model in a model home and had a blast doing it. More importantly, ✨IZZY ROLLED OVER TODAY!✨ And I got it on video!! So while Brandon’s at his gig I’ll be eating pizza and watching that over and over again. Truly loving the five month old life!
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This sweet moment captured by @sarahakiyama 💛
What a day! We spent the morning pretending to model in a model home and had a blast doing it. More importantly, ✨IZZY ROLLED OVER TODAY!✨ And I got it on video!! So while Brandon’s at his gig I’ll be eating pizza and watching that over and over again. Truly loving the five month old life! ____ This sweet moment captured by @sarahakiyama 💛
Satan tells me I am unworthy, but I always was unworthy, and yet You have long loved me; therefore my unworthiness cannot be a barrier to having fellowship with You now. // Charles Spurgeon
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Snag our #Squadgoals Theologian tees at www.solagratia.co or click the link in our bio. Perfect to celebrate #ReformationMonth
Satan tells me I am unworthy, but I always was unworthy, and yet You have long loved me; therefore my unworthiness cannot be a barrier to having fellowship with You now. // Charles Spurgeon • Snag our #Squadgoals  Theologian tees at www.solagratia.co or click the link in our bio. Perfect to celebrate #ReformationMonth 
The Claire in Mulberry! We love this color, it is perfect parts cranberry+plum+maroon! It is the softest textured linen, so versatile through the fall and winter. ALSO, the Thanksgiving Collection Giveaway is still going on through the weekend, check two posts back and tag away to win bows for you and a friend!
The Claire in Mulberry! We love this color, it is perfect parts cranberry+plum+maroon! It is the softest textured linen, so versatile through the fall and winter. ALSO, the Thanksgiving Collection Giveaway is still going on through the weekend, check two posts back and tag away to win bows for you and a friend!
Big sister, little sister up close video...just because ❤️
#sugarberryandrose 
#psalm139v14
Time flys by so quickly! My beautiful little princess enjoying the fall leaves. ☺️🍂🌾 #GerberPhotoSearch2018
Time flys by so quickly! My beautiful little princess enjoying the fall leaves. ☺️🍂🌾 #GerberPhotoSearch2018 
Dirty clothes to launder means our backs are clothed. Lunch to put away downstairs means we’ve got full bellies. Toys scattered everywhere means there are grandparents and friends out there who love my kids. Perspective. Mundane tasks turn into acts of worship and gratitude.
Dirty clothes to launder means our backs are clothed. Lunch to put away downstairs means we’ve got full bellies. Toys scattered everywhere means there are grandparents and friends out there who love my kids. Perspective. Mundane tasks turn into acts of worship and gratitude.
I don’t think I’ll ever regret carving out time for my boys to get to see their Great Grandparents. My biggest hope is that as they get older, they have good memories of spending time in this space with them — whether it’s eating all the candies Great Grandma would always leave out or being lucky enough to share a root beer in a special mug — I hope they remember the smell of this home and the love they felt as they stepped into this space. I hope words of truth spoken to them by these two would sink deep into their souls. But I mostly hope the comfort they felt to be themselves is what stood out the very most. Because it’s what has always stood out the most to me. I guess I just know how lucky I am to call these two mine that I can’t even believe my boys get to experience such goodness. They really do live a good and beautiful life. #hereverydayhallelujah
I don’t think I’ll ever regret carving out time for my boys to get to see their Great Grandparents. My biggest hope is that as they get older, they have good memories of spending time in this space with them — whether it’s eating all the candies Great Grandma would always leave out or being lucky enough to share a root beer in a special mug — I hope they remember the smell of this home and the love they felt as they stepped into this space. I hope words of truth spoken to them by these two would sink deep into their souls. But I mostly hope the comfort they felt to be themselves is what stood out the very most. Because it’s what has always stood out the most to me. I guess I just know how lucky I am to call these two mine that I can’t even believe my boys get to experience such goodness. They really do live a good and beautiful life. #hereverydayhallelujah 
I love living this crazy messy life with you! It’s been a whirlwind and I wouldn’t choose any other way than living in chaos with you, on the daily! Thanks for going on spontaneous adventurous, fighting the good fight, and laughing loudly as we shiver in the cold on the side of the road waiting for triple A together. You are mi amor, forever and always! 😘😘
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I love living this crazy messy life with you! It’s been a whirlwind and I wouldn’t choose any other way than living in chaos with you, on the daily! Thanks for going on spontaneous adventurous, fighting the good fight, and laughing loudly as we shiver in the cold on the side of the road waiting for triple A together. You are mi amor, forever and always! 😘😘 . . . #documentyourdays  #candidmoments  #authenticlovemag  #hellostoryteller  #thehonestlens  #belovedstories  #ourcandidlife  #our_everyday_moments  #inbeautyandchaos  #momtogs  #risenmotherhood  #honestlyparents  #thehonestlens 
"You use your anxiety to manipulate me." It stung. My first reaction? Anger. How dare he? I'm not remotely manipulative. And that's true: intentionally.
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But here's the sneaky thing about anxiety and fear: it infiltrates every area of your life. It both manipulates YOU and also those who love you the most. If something causes you anxiety, you do everything you can to mitigate that exposure - those who love you? They follow suit.
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So I lay in bed, listening to the rise and fall of his breath, thankful for a husband who would speak "unspeakable" truth, and thankful for a God who knew exactly what I needed to hear. My anger had turned into a deep groan in my soul, and a recognition of the fact that over the past year, I'd fought fear in many ways but was still allowing it to grow. I was cultivating it and watering it with each cherry-picked lie. .

I was arranging AROUND the fear instead of kicking it out. I was making it comfortable not removing it.
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Is it understandable that I have anxiety? By the world's standards, yes. But by God's standard: no. I can use all that has happened to allow my mind to go down those well-worn paths again and again. It would be understandable. But it wouldn't be Christ. In the rising and falling of my husband's gentle snores last night, I heard: Fear won't stop controlling you until you stop trying to control everything.
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It knocked the wind out of me. Death happens. Injury happens. Unthinkable happens. And as long as I try to white-knuckle everything in life into "OK" , I won't experience peace. Peace is not found in everything being OK. The greatest peace is found when things are profoundly NOT OK, because we then are relying on God, fully recognizing our inability to control anything.
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Control has been a mask for my anxiety--I've been self-medicating with it. And that will continue unless I am willing to fully acknowledge that it comes from disbelief. I cannot control that something will happen. SOMETHING- good, bad or indifferent - will always happen. We will all continue to experience suffering AND joy. God is the author of life- he knows our first breath and our last. He is unfailingly GOOD IN BOTH. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
"You use your anxiety to manipulate me." It stung. My first reaction? Anger. How dare he? I'm not remotely manipulative. And that's true: intentionally. . But here's the sneaky thing about anxiety and fear: it infiltrates every area of your life. It both manipulates YOU and also those who love you the most. If something causes you anxiety, you do everything you can to mitigate that exposure - those who love you? They follow suit. . So I lay in bed, listening to the rise and fall of his breath, thankful for a husband who would speak "unspeakable" truth, and thankful for a God who knew exactly what I needed to hear. My anger had turned into a deep groan in my soul, and a recognition of the fact that over the past year, I'd fought fear in many ways but was still allowing it to grow. I was cultivating it and watering it with each cherry-picked lie. . I was arranging AROUND the fear instead of kicking it out. I was making it comfortable not removing it. . Is it understandable that I have anxiety? By the world's standards, yes. But by God's standard: no. I can use all that has happened to allow my mind to go down those well-worn paths again and again. It would be understandable. But it wouldn't be Christ. In the rising and falling of my husband's gentle snores last night, I heard: Fear won't stop controlling you until you stop trying to control everything. . It knocked the wind out of me. Death happens. Injury happens. Unthinkable happens. And as long as I try to white-knuckle everything in life into "OK" , I won't experience peace. Peace is not found in everything being OK. The greatest peace is found when things are profoundly NOT OK, because we then are relying on God, fully recognizing our inability to control anything. . Control has been a mask for my anxiety--I've been self-medicating with it. And that will continue unless I am willing to fully acknowledge that it comes from disbelief. I cannot control that something will happen. SOMETHING- good, bad or indifferent - will always happen. We will all continue to experience suffering AND joy. God is the author of life- he knows our first breath and our last. He is unfailingly GOOD IN BOTH. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Mama, I feel you. The day is long. The diapers are many. The discipline is often and repeated. Did you know this is exactly where God has asked you to be? Today, he’s asking you to be their mama, in whatever way he’s asking you to do that in this season. Did you know he will also equip you? Yes, he will. Did you know you’ll also fail them daily? Absolutely. Did you know that Jesus fills in our gaps? 100%. •
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I forget that often. I like to have control. I think I can do things “right” and when I can’t, i feel like I’ve failed my husband and my kids. I forget that Jesus doesn’t ask me to be a perfect mom or wife, he asks me to be their mom and wife and reminds me that he will and has filled in for every way that I will fall short by his death on the cross. •
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AMEN. Take a breath of relief. Tomorrow is a new day. His mercies are new EVERY morning and His grace is sufficient. Where we are weak, he is strong...and I’ve never felt weaker than I do at the end of the day as we are rushing to get these cutie babes bathed and into bed. Lord...be strong and be lifted high in our homes...oh how we need you!
Mama, I feel you. The day is long. The diapers are many. The discipline is often and repeated. Did you know this is exactly where God has asked you to be? Today, he’s asking you to be their mama, in whatever way he’s asking you to do that in this season. Did you know he will also equip you? Yes, he will. Did you know you’ll also fail them daily? Absolutely. Did you know that Jesus fills in our gaps? 100%. • • I forget that often. I like to have control. I think I can do things “right” and when I can’t, i feel like I’ve failed my husband and my kids. I forget that Jesus doesn’t ask me to be a perfect mom or wife, he asks me to be their mom and wife and reminds me that he will and has filled in for every way that I will fall short by his death on the cross. • • AMEN. Take a breath of relief. Tomorrow is a new day. His mercies are new EVERY morning and His grace is sufficient. Where we are weak, he is strong...and I’ve never felt weaker than I do at the end of the day as we are rushing to get these cutie babes bathed and into bed. Lord...be strong and be lifted high in our homes...oh how we need you!
Friday Funday
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Today we got to spend some time at the Oil Ranch with some sweet friends. The boys had so much fun train riding, cow feeding, horse/ pony riding, animal viewing, jumping on the kids hopper and running around on a mountain of hay. .
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One of my favorite things about being a mom is seeing the joy in my children’s eyes and hearing the excitement in their voices when they see or experience something for the first time. “Mom! It’s a pig!”, “Hey! Look! A big pumpkin!” It’s fun to just for a moment try to remember what it is like the see the world as they do. .
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And although I’m exhausted- I was a little stressed trying to keep my eyes on all 3 of them at different times- I know doing things like this is worth it. I still remember going to this very place in 2nd grade on a field trip. It’s now become a tradition of sorts with our boys. .
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So thankful for the gift of today, the gift of fun and for the ability to enjoy creation that points up to our Creator!
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. On a side note two days ago we pretty much stayed in our jammies and did “nothing” most of the day, so this whole being a mom thing is all about balance.
Friday Funday . . . Today we got to spend some time at the Oil Ranch with some sweet friends. The boys had so much fun train riding, cow feeding, horse/ pony riding, animal viewing, jumping on the kids hopper and running around on a mountain of hay. . . One of my favorite things about being a mom is seeing the joy in my children’s eyes and hearing the excitement in their voices when they see or experience something for the first time. “Mom! It’s a pig!”, “Hey! Look! A big pumpkin!” It’s fun to just for a moment try to remember what it is like the see the world as they do. . . . And although I’m exhausted- I was a little stressed trying to keep my eyes on all 3 of them at different times- I know doing things like this is worth it. I still remember going to this very place in 2nd grade on a field trip. It’s now become a tradition of sorts with our boys. . . . So thankful for the gift of today, the gift of fun and for the ability to enjoy creation that points up to our Creator! . . . On a side note two days ago we pretty much stayed in our jammies and did “nothing” most of the day, so this whole being a mom thing is all about balance.
“You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else. What you must do is this: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.” —Wendell Berry
“You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else. What you must do is this: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.” —Wendell Berry
This is from the first snowfall of the season, last weekend. Today is so sunny and warm and I really want to make an autumnal wreath with all the colorful leaves we have this year. Does anyone have tips for preserving the color? —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
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This is from the first snowfall of the season, last weekend. Today is so sunny and warm and I really want to make an autumnal wreath with all the colorful leaves we have this year. Does anyone have tips for preserving the color? ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— #motherhoodrising  #mandinelsonpresets  #babyboy  #thehappynow  #simplejoys  #quietmornings  #thatsdarling  #babylove  #letthembelittle  #risenmotherhood  #onlyinmn 
“You satisfy me MORE than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy” Psalm 63:5
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He truly satisfies....every ache, every thirst, EVERY longing. We were made to be deeply satisfied, richly satisfied.
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It’s so easy for me to feed my soul junk food, things that are cheap and easy to come by but doesn’t truly nourish my heart. But when I slow down and listen, open my palms to receive...He pours into me from the Heavens and from His heart what I’m longing for.
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“You satisfy me MORE than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy” Psalm 63:5 • He truly satisfies....every ache, every thirst, EVERY longing. We were made to be deeply satisfied, richly satisfied. • It’s so easy for me to feed my soul junk food, things that are cheap and easy to come by but doesn’t truly nourish my heart. But when I slow down and listen, open my palms to receive...He pours into me from the Heavens and from His heart what I’m longing for. • He loves to satisfy us, so let’s draw near and give Him space to satisfy us. ♥️
Big sister, little sister ❤️
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One year ago! Happy to report they still love each other like this. #AvenandFinn #thegiftofeachother
I have a few new faces following me these days, so I wanted to do a little #fridayintroduction.
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My name is Mary Brantley. Yup, I go by both names. 🤗 I promise it’s normal in Georgia!
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I love Jesus... but only because he loved me first. ✝️
I’m married to my best friend, Nate.
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I have three children, two of them are twins. I still can’t believe that sometimes!!
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I’ve lived in Atlanta my entire life (except for four years in Athens— Go Dawgs!)
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I am studying Biblical counseling and am on track to graduate from Westminster Theological Seminary sometime next year!
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I just started my own business as a health and wellness coach. I am not an expert, but my heart has always been to help other women become the best version of themselves, both spiritually and physically.
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Just for fun, what is the most embarrassing Halloween costume you have ever worn?! 😅 🎃 👻 (I’ll go first!)
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I have a few new faces following me these days, so I wanted to do a little #fridayintroduction . . My name is Mary Brantley. Yup, I go by both names. 🤗 I promise it’s normal in Georgia! 🍑 I love Jesus... but only because he loved me first. ✝️ I’m married to my best friend, Nate. 👫 I have three children, two of them are twins. I still can’t believe that sometimes!! 👦🏼👶🏼👶🏼 I’ve lived in Atlanta my entire life (except for four years in Athens— Go Dawgs!) 🐾 I am studying Biblical counseling and am on track to graduate from Westminster Theological Seminary sometime next year! 👩‍🎓 I just started my own business as a health and wellness coach. I am not an expert, but my heart has always been to help other women become the best version of themselves, both spiritually and physically. 💪🏻 Just for fun, what is the most embarrassing Halloween costume you have ever worn?! 😅 🎃 👻 (I’ll go first!) . . . . #bodymatters  #twinmama  #careforthetemple  #fitmama  #twinstagram  #godawgs  #biblicalcounseling  #westminstertheologicalseminary  #desiringgod  #risenmotherhood 
Totally random! But anyone else laugh at fall in San Diego! 🌞While the weather is still warm and the few leaves change color- Put on a hat and a mustard top and take a stroll in the morning to feel some sort of cool weather!🤦🏽‍♀️🍁
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Totally random! But anyone else laugh at fall in San Diego! 🌞While the weather is still warm and the few leaves change color- Put on a hat and a mustard top and take a stroll in the morning to feel some sort of cool weather!🤦🏽‍♀️🍁 • • • • #thepenneycollective  #nationalbabywearingweek  #jovannapenneyphotos  #risenmotherhood  #wanderlust  #mompreneur  #motherhood  #northpark  #reviveourhearts  #sandiegophotographer  #socal  #californiablogger  #weddingphotographer  #desiringgod  #belovedlovestories  #sandiego  #childhoodunplugged  #blogger  #momtog  #myrealmotherhood  #honestmotherhood  #ohheymama  #motherhoodunplugged  #momlife  #lifegivingsquares 
It’s my ringaversary! ✨The day I became a #potentiallypenney to a #practicallypenney!!!💍The day when my sweet groom took me to my favorite meadow and asked me to be his wife! And then the 15 min cry session after, because I couldn’t believe a man who has seen my flaws and knew me long enough would choose me to be his wife. Aaron engraved “Hephzibah” on my ring, which means “MY Delight is in her” in Hebrew. A beautiful reminder that his proposal is a glimpse of God delighting over me because he simply delights, not because of anything I have done or will do. So be encouraged yall’s, the Lord God delights in His people because of Christ, not because of what you achieve or don’t!✌🏼And to this day I delight knowing I am delighted by the Lord and my groom, even when I don’t do a thing! -
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It’s my ringaversary! ✨The day I became a #potentiallypenney  to a #practicallypenney !!!💍The day when my sweet groom took me to my favorite meadow and asked me to be his wife! And then the 15 min cry session after, because I couldn’t believe a man who has seen my flaws and knew me long enough would choose me to be his wife. Aaron engraved “Hephzibah” on my ring, which means “MY Delight is in her” in Hebrew. A beautiful reminder that his proposal is a glimpse of God delighting over me because he simply delights, not because of anything I have done or will do. So be encouraged yall’s, the Lord God delights in His people because of Christ, not because of what you achieve or don’t!✌🏼And to this day I delight knowing I am delighted by the Lord and my groom, even when I don’t do a thing! - You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. Isaiah 62:4 • ✨pc: @jacob_beninjam - - - - - - #LOVEANDWILDHEARTS  #adventure  #alternativewedding  #wanderingweddings  #styledshoot  #junebugweddings  #sunsetshoot  #wedsocal  #risenmotherhood  #wanderlust  #mompreneur  #motherhood  #northpark  #reviveourhearts  #sandiegophotographer  #weddingphotographer  #desiringgod  #eastcounty  #belovedlovestories  #sandiego  #blogger  #momtog  #myrealmotherhood  #honestmotherhood 
Just poppin’ on here to remind y’all that last month I camped in a tent with an 85 lb dog, a grown man and a 15 month old for 3 days....and survived to tell the tale. Miracles do happen. 😆🙌🏼🙏🏼 // and while it was fun...I’m currently under the assumption that camping is WAY more fun as a kid who doesn’t have to prepare 873 meals in advance and who doesn’t have to set up and take down the entire campsite. 🙃🤣 •
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#momblogger #mommyblogger #uniteinmotherhood #parenthood #parentingblogger #momlifeisthebestlife #sahm #boymom #risenmotherhood #realparenting #realmom #workfromhomemom #stayathomemom #bloggermom #momlife #joysofmotherhood 
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Just poppin’ on here to remind y’all that last month I camped in a tent with an 85 lb dog, a grown man and a 15 month old for 3 days....and survived to tell the tale. Miracles do happen. 😆🙌🏼🙏🏼 // and while it was fun...I’m currently under the assumption that camping is WAY more fun as a kid who doesn’t have to prepare 873 meals in advance and who doesn’t have to set up and take down the entire campsite. 🙃🤣 • • I think I’m more of a “glamper”....anyone with me?? 😉 . . . . . #momblogger  #mommyblogger  #uniteinmotherhood  #parenthood  #parentingblogger  #momlifeisthebestlife  #sahm  #boymom  #risenmotherhood  #realparenting  #realmom  #workfromhomemom  #stayathomemom  #bloggermom  #momlife  #joysofmotherhood  #thisismotherhood  #candidchildhood  #mom_hub  #motherhoodslens  #momtogs  #bestofmom  #happymama  #igmotherhood  #lifegivingsquares  #mydarlin  #mynameismama  #teammotherly  #letthembelittle  #mynameismama 
...among other things.
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Honestly - I wish I had from 9-5 to work because I LOVE what I do but when we pulled the boys out of school to homeschool, it rocked my schedule. There aren’t enough hours in the day but I’m trying really really hard to make sure that every day my kids get enough attention and I’m not just letting them have free reign to do whatever they want.
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I feel like if I push hard, I can get caught up (to a point) over the weekend and maybe next week will have more structure and routine. This week, we got our feet wet.
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And to anyone out there who is also too bossy for your own britches, cut yourself some slack and I’ll try to do the same. We’ve got this!
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...among other things. 👩🏼‍💻 Honestly - I wish I had from 9-5 to work because I LOVE what I do but when we pulled the boys out of school to homeschool, it rocked my schedule. There aren’t enough hours in the day but I’m trying really really hard to make sure that every day my kids get enough attention and I’m not just letting them have free reign to do whatever they want. 👩🏼‍💻 I feel like if I push hard, I can get caught up (to a point) over the weekend and maybe next week will have more structure and routine. This week, we got our feet wet. 👩🏼‍💻 And to anyone out there who is also too bossy for your own britches, cut yourself some slack and I’ll try to do the same. We’ve got this! 👩🏼‍💻 👩🏼‍💻 👩🏼‍💻 👩🏼‍💻 #risenmotherhood 
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#homeschool  #homeschooling  #wellwateredwomen  #HomeLife  #MotherhoodisSanctifying  #LifeWithBoys  #MomofBoys  #homeschoolmama  #mamatribe  #letthembelittle  #motherhoodrising  #boymom  #momhustle  #MotherhoodThroughInstagram  #mombossquotes  #momboss  #letthembelittle 
Do you do daily declarations with your kids? 📣🗯 We’ve been talking a lot lately about our words having power and declaring truth.
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I have said a few times lately, be careful with what you say out loud because your heart and mind are listening, and they’ll start to believe what you speak. .
“There is life and death in the tongue.”
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What are the truths that your little ones are needing to cling to at the moment?
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This year I taught my two about being a slave to fear, and we took our lists of fears to the cross ✝️ where Jesus breaks fear, and gives us victory to live in freedom! Doing this revealed some of the lies they were believing, which was perfect to lead into finding the truth to replace it with. .
We didn’t make this a part of our daily life, but I see the value in starting to, so I’m curious, do you? .
If so, what?! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Declare them in the comments!
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Printable is available #ontheblog via #linkinbio for your #freeprint !
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Do you do daily declarations with your kids? 📣🗯 We’ve been talking a lot lately about our words having power and declaring truth. . I have said a few times lately, be careful with what you say out loud because your heart and mind are listening, and they’ll start to believe what you speak. . “There is life and death in the tongue.” . Do you include declarations into your daily routine with your kids? . What are the truths that your little ones are needing to cling to at the moment? . This year I taught my two about being a slave to fear, and we took our lists of fears to the cross ✝️ where Jesus breaks fear, and gives us victory to live in freedom! Doing this revealed some of the lies they were believing, which was perfect to lead into finding the truth to replace it with. . We didn’t make this a part of our daily life, but I see the value in starting to, so I’m curious, do you? . If so, what?! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Declare them in the comments! . Printable is available #ontheblog  via #linkinbio  for your #freeprint  ! . . #christianprints  #declarations  #declaretruth  #christianlife  #shespeakstruth  #shereadstruth  #christianquotes  #speaklife  #momlife  #christianmom  #christianblog  #christianblogger  #prayer  #kidsministry  #pastor  #kidspastor  #faithandfamily  #christian  #givemejesus  #bedeeplyrooted  #shetheroar  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodrising  #jesusfirst  #livinginthemoment  #speaktruth 
We got that Friday feeling over here! Happy weekend! We are finally headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend with family in town. What are your weekend plans?
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We got that Friday feeling over here! Happy weekend! We are finally headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend with family in town. What are your weekend plans? #CrewBeckett 
Sometimes, I start feeling overwhelmed and I don’t even really know why I’m overwhelmed. But if I start feeling more annoyed by noise and craziness, it’s become this indicator that something else is going on. I tend to put a ton of pressure on myself without even realizing it, and I gotta slow myself down and remember I have all I need in Christ, my kids just need me to be there, and things aren’t as bad as what they seem 😉 what do you do when you start feeling really overwhelmed?
Sometimes, I start feeling overwhelmed and I don’t even really know why I’m overwhelmed. But if I start feeling more annoyed by noise and craziness, it’s become this indicator that something else is going on. I tend to put a ton of pressure on myself without even realizing it, and I gotta slow myself down and remember I have all I need in Christ, my kids just need me to be there, and things aren’t as bad as what they seem 😉 what do you do when you start feeling really overwhelmed?
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I told Asher it was Rinnah’s “birthday” today mostly so I could hear him say “bwaetday” 😂
RinnRinn is getting so big now... some of her 0-3 month clothes are decidedly too small & she about to be too big for those size 1 diapers which I kinda wanna pre-empt... 🙈
She started cooing & smiling at us just this past week & weee are so in love. She just loves being with us & interacting with Asher, although she’s quick to tell him when he’s annoying her 😆
Sad day though, she got her first cold. It’s not fun for anyone, resulting in a few throwups since she can’t blow her nose. Gotta whip out the NoseFrida, & we’re doing hot steam sessions in the bathroom & an EO roll on for mama. #churchkids life I guess.
As always, prayers appreciated for the Sales crew. 🙂
It’s the grace of God — I can’t believe we’ve been taking care of two bebes & somehow our newborn is TWO MONTHS OLD already.
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• • t w o m o n t h s • • I told Asher it was Rinnah’s “birthday” today mostly so I could hear him say “bwaetday” 😂 RinnRinn is getting so big now... some of her 0-3 month clothes are decidedly too small & she about to be too big for those size 1 diapers which I kinda wanna pre-empt... 🙈 She started cooing & smiling at us just this past week & weee are so in love. She just loves being with us & interacting with Asher, although she’s quick to tell him when he’s annoying her 😆 Sad day though, she got her first cold. It’s not fun for anyone, resulting in a few throwups since she can’t blow her nose. Gotta whip out the NoseFrida, & we’re doing hot steam sessions in the bathroom & an EO roll on for mama. #churchkids  life I guess. As always, prayers appreciated for the Sales crew. 🙂 It’s the grace of God — I can’t believe we’ve been taking care of two bebes & somehow our newborn is TWO MONTHS OLD already. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thatsdarling  #solovelysofree  #bedeeplyrooted  #thehappynow  #theeverydayproject  #liveauthentic  #livesimply  #theartofslowliving  #vsco  #inspiremyinstagram  #calledtobecreative  #letthembelittle  #babiesdontkeep  #howyouhome  #nestandthrive  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #wildandfreechildren  #minimalist  #minimalism  #baby  #babygirl  #bohobaby  #filipino  #halffilipino  #mixedbabies  #essentialoils 
F O U R  M O N T H S.
YOU: reaching for EVERYTHING. no longer content with the whole “look but don’t touch” sitch we’ve had goin’ on. finally found those toes—and using those new grabbing skills to make diaper changes a lot more...challenging. suddenly way more cuddly. giggling and it is LIFE CHANGING. figuring out how to entertain yourself but also so frustrated by the almosts—almost sitting, almost able to get yourself where you want to be. you have so much ambition, sweet boy. 
US: loving this parenting gig so hard. not even mad about the poop.
F O U R M O N T H S. YOU: reaching for EVERYTHING. no longer content with the whole “look but don’t touch” sitch we’ve had goin’ on. finally found those toes—and using those new grabbing skills to make diaper changes a lot more...challenging. suddenly way more cuddly. giggling and it is LIFE CHANGING. figuring out how to entertain yourself but also so frustrated by the almosts—almost sitting, almost able to get yourself where you want to be. you have so much ambition, sweet boy. US: loving this parenting gig so hard. not even mad about the poop.
Each time we recognize God’s sudden presence or intervention in our storms, our faith grows. We remember when He showed up before and can trust that He will do it again.

What “suddenly” are you facing today? Invite God to let you see His sudden work in the midst of it.

#stillthestorm #bestill #Hewillfightforyou #bestillandknow #stormcalmer #risenmotherhood #momsofig #ChristianMoms #momtruth #everydaylife @shiftyourvision
Why did this chick🐥 cross the road? Because her mom was embarrassing her by taking way too many pictures of her at the pumpkin patch! 😂.
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Who's EGG-cited for Halloween? 🎃 I've never really been a big fan of Halloween..that is, until I had Ellia.  I just can't get over how adorable babies look in costumes!😍I mean..it's not long before she won't let me dress her so might as well take advantage of it while I can right?😂 And I'm so glad we got to take these photos of her at the pumpkin patch because when I tried on the costume on her this morning, it barely zipped.😓 I honestly don't think it'll make it to Halloween😑. She’s growing up way too fast 😭.
Why did this chick🐥 cross the road? Because her mom was embarrassing her by taking way too many pictures of her at the pumpkin patch! 😂. . Who's EGG-cited for Halloween? 🎃 I've never really been a big fan of Halloween..that is, until I had Ellia. I just can't get over how adorable babies look in costumes!😍I mean..it's not long before she won't let me dress her so might as well take advantage of it while I can right?😂 And I'm so glad we got to take these photos of her at the pumpkin patch because when I tried on the costume on her this morning, it barely zipped.😓 I honestly don't think it'll make it to Halloween😑. She’s growing up way too fast 😭.
Happy FriYAY! 😆
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Have some lies you’ve been telling yourself?? Time to BUST through them because YOU WERE MADE FOR MORE! 😘😘
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What are you up to this Fine Friday?! .
I’ll be sharing where I’m going on my IGTV and then of course it’s a little girlboss 👩🏻‍💻time, my sons football🏈 game & family time 😍😆
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Happy FriYaY you guys😘✌🏼
Happy FriYAY! 😆 . . Woke up w a 🔥 in my ❤️ & the confidence to take on the 🌎. I realized I had let fear take over a certain aspect of my life——- But today im running toward it & kickin’ it in the face! . . Have some lies you’ve been telling yourself?? Time to BUST through them because YOU WERE MADE FOR MORE! 😘😘 . . What are you up to this Fine Friday?! . I’ll be sharing where I’m going on my IGTV and then of course it’s a little girlboss 👩🏻‍💻time, my sons football🏈 game & family time 😍😆 . . Happy FriYaY you guys😘✌🏼
Hearing this girl say “turtle” is one of my favorite things in life right now. 😂
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Hearing this girl say “turtle” is one of my favorite things in life right now. 😂 . Do your kids mispronounce anything that is too cute to correct?
Joys of Fall time mornings! Hot coffee and sweatshirts. 🌾🍂
Joys of Fall time mornings! Hot coffee and sweatshirts. 🌾🍂
Happy Friday friends! .. May your coffee be enjoyed warm, your weekend plans be relaxing, and your kids sleep in tomorrow morning. 😁 Ok, maybe just one of those things would be nice!!!! .
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Happy Friday friends! .. May your coffee be enjoyed warm, your weekend plans be relaxing, and your kids sleep in tomorrow morning. 😁 Ok, maybe just one of those things would be nice!!!! . . If you could only have 1 out of the 3, which would you pick? 👆🏼
FRIDAY FAVORITES! For today only this fall staple will be listed at 20% off in the shop. That means it is only $6.40! Such a great deal for a bow you will reach for time and time again. 💛💛 There aren’t  too many left though and this deal will only last as long as they are available.
FRIDAY FAVORITES! For today only this fall staple will be listed at 20% off in the shop. That means it is only $6.40! Such a great deal for a bow you will reach for time and time again. 💛💛 There aren’t too many left though and this deal will only last as long as they are available.
I’m right in the thick of this crazy month, and I didn’t have the time I really wanted to devote to this week’s post. So I’m holding onto it, and hopefully it will be ready next week. Because some things are too important to rush.
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I’m the meantime, I’m revisiting my own words from earlier this year. Have a Hard Conversation. It’s a pep talk I have to give myself on a regular basis. (Link in profile.)
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I’m right in the thick of this crazy month, and I didn’t have the time I really wanted to devote to this week’s post. So I’m holding onto it, and hopefully it will be ready next week. Because some things are too important to rush. ▪️ ▫️ I’m the meantime, I’m revisiting my own words from earlier this year. Have a Hard Conversation. It’s a pep talk I have to give myself on a regular basis. (Link in profile.) ........ ...... .... .. . #theindecisivemama  #intentionalmotherhood  #intentionality  #shesintentional  #beintentional  #intentional  #theintentionalgirl  #enneagram9  #peacemaker  #peacekeeper  #hardconversations  #joyfulmotherhood  #risenmotherhood  #thisismotherhood  #girlmom  #toddlermom  #preschoolmom  #sahmlife  #momstrugglingwell  #coffeeandcrumbs  #introvertedmama  #unnaturalmom  #journeywomen  #womenoftheword  #wordbeforeworld  #apostolicblogger 
There was an undeniable bond between us as you looked up at me on your second day earth side. A moment when I realized a kindred spirit was looking back at me. My maternal instincts roared at the bond and every day as you grow older, our similarities humble me.
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When you want to love and hug on someone you absolutely adore, I understand your need to show affection and empathize when they push you away and I know it hurts you.
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When your heart leans toward the temptations you’ll battle your whole life, I have begun preparing you to fight them so you’ll come out stronger than I did.
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When you grab you ask question after question, and I see the persons face change to annoyance, I know it’s time to teach you how to read people. There’s a time and place for every question.
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When you want to buy and make gifts for all the people you adore, I want to encourage that giving spirit. Even moreso, I want you to give without ever expecting to receive so much as a thank you in return.
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There’s something about 5 that changes things. You’re old enough to be considered a ‘kid’ but I’m still sitting here keeping the cobwebs at bay from toddlerhood. Just as I see so much of myself in you, nuances I couldn’t have taught you, behaviors I only did in my childhood, so too I understand how God has put Himself in us and we have the capability to draw within the same qualities He has when we call on the spirit.
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My children are constant teachers. Today I am blessed and humbled to celebrate 5 years of your amazing life here on earth, Liam Josiah. My kindred spirit. .
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There was an undeniable bond between us as you looked up at me on your second day earth side. A moment when I realized a kindred spirit was looking back at me. My maternal instincts roared at the bond and every day as you grow older, our similarities humble me. . When you want to love and hug on someone you absolutely adore, I understand your need to show affection and empathize when they push you away and I know it hurts you. . When your heart leans toward the temptations you’ll battle your whole life, I have begun preparing you to fight them so you’ll come out stronger than I did. . When you grab you ask question after question, and I see the persons face change to annoyance, I know it’s time to teach you how to read people. There’s a time and place for every question. . When you want to buy and make gifts for all the people you adore, I want to encourage that giving spirit. Even moreso, I want you to give without ever expecting to receive so much as a thank you in return. . There’s something about 5 that changes things. You’re old enough to be considered a ‘kid’ but I’m still sitting here keeping the cobwebs at bay from toddlerhood. Just as I see so much of myself in you, nuances I couldn’t have taught you, behaviors I only did in my childhood, so too I understand how God has put Himself in us and we have the capability to draw within the same qualities He has when we call on the spirit. . My children are constant teachers. Today I am blessed and humbled to celebrate 5 years of your amazing life here on earth, Liam Josiah. My kindred spirit. . . . Swipe for more photos! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #happybirthday  #liamjosiahm  #motherhoodunplugged  #letthembelittle  #wildandfreechildren  #posttheordinary  #thelittlethings  #childhoodunplugged  #unitedmotherhood  #risenmotherhood  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #motherhoodslens  #childrenoftheworld  #documentyourdays  #encouragementgallery  #candidmotherhood  #thatsdarlingmovement  #everysquareastory  #storytellingmama 
Is YOLO an acronym the people still use? Well, it's true. We have one life. Pray and consider what's important and do those things, hug those people, live that life so it's undeniable Who you love and serve.
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There are second chances and do-overs, of course, but what we slow down just enough to rest in His peace and guidance more often than not. I know God's tricky sometimes with His timing. The choices are overwhelming. Why are there so many different kinds of cereals? But when I know what I want when I go into the store, it is easier to decide. And so it is with what if we fill our time with, how we spend our money, and where we use our energy? Is that cereal what you want or what the commercial told you all your friends were eating? Are you volunteering in one place because it brings you great joy or because it's what's expected of you or you feel guilty if you don't but you'd rather be serving in a different area?
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No one can do all the things even if they are really good things. Okay, that's it, I'm fresh out. It has been a long day...one that started out at 5:30am with an injured child. She's okay but please be praying for her. Thank you......just kidding, not fresh out of words... our kiddos only have one life, let's be mindful and prayerful of how we help them along in this journey. I know we can't hold onto them too tightly but while they're with us, let's take care of the little ones God has put in our lives. It's challenging, so let's also encourage one another as well. Thanks for making it this far down in the rambling while I'm in an exhausted state.
Is YOLO an acronym the people still use? Well, it's true. We have one life. Pray and consider what's important and do those things, hug those people, live that life so it's undeniable Who you love and serve. . There are second chances and do-overs, of course, but what we slow down just enough to rest in His peace and guidance more often than not. I know God's tricky sometimes with His timing. The choices are overwhelming. Why are there so many different kinds of cereals? But when I know what I want when I go into the store, it is easier to decide. And so it is with what if we fill our time with, how we spend our money, and where we use our energy? Is that cereal what you want or what the commercial told you all your friends were eating? Are you volunteering in one place because it brings you great joy or because it's what's expected of you or you feel guilty if you don't but you'd rather be serving in a different area? . No one can do all the things even if they are really good things. Okay, that's it, I'm fresh out. It has been a long day...one that started out at 5:30am with an injured child. She's okay but please be praying for her. Thank you......just kidding, not fresh out of words... our kiddos only have one life, let's be mindful and prayerful of how we help them along in this journey. I know we can't hold onto them too tightly but while they're with us, let's take care of the little ones God has put in our lives. It's challenging, so let's also encourage one another as well. Thanks for making it this far down in the rambling while I'm in an exhausted state.
A mentor said to me recently, that our closest family and friends can be our harshest critics because they fear us changing and loosing the relationship they believed we had.  I have found friendship where I least expected, and lost it where I never dreamed, all in pursuit of becoming the authentic person God made me.  Since being asked to leave a church because my daughter’s special needs were too much to handle, since moving on from 7 dedicated years of homeschooling to the public school system, since unexpectedly making a career change, I have lost people along the way.  Those I firmly believed were in my corner but hindsight shows my acceptance was conditional on my fit into into their narrow worldview or usefulness to their kingdom.  I want to love hard and extravagantly but without the inner motivation to please people which has too long steered me wrong.  I want to be me even when it makes others unhappy and walk in my strengths even when others knock me down from insecurity.  And I’m so mindful from these hurts, to try and show people their worth regardless of what they do or don’t contribute to me.  Hard won lessons.  To the degree we love and value ourselves, to know that we are enough exactly where and how we are without any extras or additions or workouts or good works or acceptable actions, just us right where we are, that is the degree we are able to love others.  You are enough.
A mentor said to me recently, that our closest family and friends can be our harshest critics because they fear us changing and loosing the relationship they believed we had. I have found friendship where I least expected, and lost it where I never dreamed, all in pursuit of becoming the authentic person God made me. Since being asked to leave a church because my daughter’s special needs were too much to handle, since moving on from 7 dedicated years of homeschooling to the public school system, since unexpectedly making a career change, I have lost people along the way. Those I firmly believed were in my corner but hindsight shows my acceptance was conditional on my fit into into their narrow worldview or usefulness to their kingdom. I want to love hard and extravagantly but without the inner motivation to please people which has too long steered me wrong. I want to be me even when it makes others unhappy and walk in my strengths even when others knock me down from insecurity. And I’m so mindful from these hurts, to try and show people their worth regardless of what they do or don’t contribute to me. Hard won lessons. To the degree we love and value ourselves, to know that we are enough exactly where and how we are without any extras or additions or workouts or good works or acceptable actions, just us right where we are, that is the degree we are able to love others. You are enough.
There are a lot of hard things about parenting a toddler. But one of the things I really love about this age is the excitement and wonder that they have in the things we so often take for granted. Everett makes me stop and take notice, both of the thing he’s captivated by and of him. The Lord knew we mamas would need those little pauses and pockets of joy! ❤️
There are a lot of hard things about parenting a toddler. But one of the things I really love about this age is the excitement and wonder that they have in the things we so often take for granted. Everett makes me stop and take notice, both of the thing he’s captivated by and of him. The Lord knew we mamas would need those little pauses and pockets of joy! ❤️
Instagram vs Reality
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Both pictures represent a loving father and a happy child. But first one doesn’t show you that my hubby is very tired and sleepy, and my son is a bit stressed out about potty training😬
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Don’t forget that behind every pretty picture there is untold story that you don’t know! 🤫
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Social media comparison brings a lot of anxiety and insecurities in people’s life. Let’s not give in to the trap of perfect families and perfect bodies, and try to always remember that you see only what people want to show you. And most of us won’t show our bad days, messy houses and no makeup faces 🙈
(And I confess that I cleaned up a space a bit before taking this photos, didn’t think I’ll put it on Insta with this message 😉)
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Instagram vs Reality . Both pictures represent a loving father and a happy child. But first one doesn’t show you that my hubby is very tired and sleepy, and my son is a bit stressed out about potty training😬 . Don’t forget that behind every pretty picture there is untold story that you don’t know! 🤫 . Social media comparison brings a lot of anxiety and insecurities in people’s life. Let’s not give in to the trap of perfect families and perfect bodies, and try to always remember that you see only what people want to show you. And most of us won’t show our bad days, messy houses and no makeup faces 🙈 (And I confess that I cleaned up a space a bit before taking this photos, didn’t think I’ll put it on Insta with this message 😉) . . . . #momlife  #momoftwo  #motherhood  #motherhoodinspired  #honestmotherhood  #vscomom  #stayathomemom  #christianmom  #motherhoodissanctifying  #minimalistmom  #imperfectmom  #graceoverperfection  #fearlessmom  #hisgraceisenough  #motherhoodmoments  #momblogger  #mamalove  #postconcussionsyndromemom  #vancouvermom  #realstagram  #risenmotherhood  #parenthood  #daddyson  #realparenting  #twoyearold  #reallife  #parenting  #vancouverdad  #gracenotperfection 
Someone made cornbread for company tonight. In the hustle of hospitality don’t forget to let your kids help. Let them learn to serve right beside you.
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Someone made cornbread for company tonight. In the hustle of hospitality don’t forget to let your kids help. Let them learn to serve right beside you. 🍽
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There is quite possibly nothing that shows me my need for Jesus more than feeling like I am at a loss when it comes to disciplining my children. What do you do when they throw a tantrum? How do you prevent them? How do you get them to obey? How do you get them to share and be kind?
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I’ve been the mom in the library asked to leave because my 20 month old couldn’t stop screaming. I’ve been the mom rushing down the aisle in the grocery store with 3 screaming children trying to avert my eyes from the stares. I’ve been the mom at play dates, trying to fight off embarrassment when my boys are just having a rough day. .
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I had my second (very challenging not sleeping baby) when my first was entering in to the thick of tantrums, and I felt like I was drowning all day. I didn’t have a full nights sleep for over a year, I cried a lot, and I was wanting so desperately for someone to tell me what to do. .
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One of the tricky things about parenting is every child is different. Another is “experts” will give opposite opinions about how to handle any sort of challenge. .
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In an effort to help any other mamas out there who feel like they don’t know what to do, I compiled all the best pieces of advice I’ve heard from friends, mentors, books- you can find a short explanation in my stories or head over to the link in the bio to read the post or watch the videos on the YouTube channel. .
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Disclaimer: even with all of these tools, we still have plenty of tantrums at our house. I’ve learned to adjust my expectations and show a lot of grace. And God is often reminding me that I am not so different than my children when I don’t get my way. I may not show it outwardly, but more often than I care to admit I have mini-tantrums inside my heart when things don’t go how I planned. I’m so thankful He doesn’t give up on us and continues to be faithful to us even when we are not to Him (2 Tim 2:13)
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#throwbackthursday
T A N T R U M S . . . There is quite possibly nothing that shows me my need for Jesus more than feeling like I am at a loss when it comes to disciplining my children. What do you do when they throw a tantrum? How do you prevent them? How do you get them to obey? How do you get them to share and be kind? . . . I’ve been the mom in the library asked to leave because my 20 month old couldn’t stop screaming. I’ve been the mom rushing down the aisle in the grocery store with 3 screaming children trying to avert my eyes from the stares. I’ve been the mom at play dates, trying to fight off embarrassment when my boys are just having a rough day. . . . I had my second (very challenging not sleeping baby) when my first was entering in to the thick of tantrums, and I felt like I was drowning all day. I didn’t have a full nights sleep for over a year, I cried a lot, and I was wanting so desperately for someone to tell me what to do. . . One of the tricky things about parenting is every child is different. Another is “experts” will give opposite opinions about how to handle any sort of challenge. . . . In an effort to help any other mamas out there who feel like they don’t know what to do, I compiled all the best pieces of advice I’ve heard from friends, mentors, books- you can find a short explanation in my stories or head over to the link in the bio to read the post or watch the videos on the YouTube channel. . . . Disclaimer: even with all of these tools, we still have plenty of tantrums at our house. I’ve learned to adjust my expectations and show a lot of grace. And God is often reminding me that I am not so different than my children when I don’t get my way. I may not show it outwardly, but more often than I care to admit I have mini-tantrums inside my heart when things don’t go how I planned. I’m so thankful He doesn’t give up on us and continues to be faithful to us even when we are not to Him (2 Tim 2:13) . . . #throwbackthursday 
Not so long ago, the term “stay at home mom” honestly made me think of missed opportunity and a degree of laziness. I couldn’t comprehend how that’s all you could want to be. I thought it must be so boring and easy to be home all day, that it didn’t make sense to have no higher aspirations. But holy wow, how my understanding of motherhood has evolved. Kyle and I were talking about career goals the other day, and honestly I can’t think of anything I want more than to “just” be a good mother to Filip. That’s the goal, and it’s so much more challenging than I realized. Trying to unpack boxes at our new places while genuinely caring for a teething 11 week old has been difficult. Trying to make a meal for myself, do a laundry, clear off the coffee table... things that could take minutes take hours or just don’t happen at all. Soothing and bringing joy to a little person is a full time job. When you’re cramming down the curry you microwaved while wearing a face mask (gotta get that self care in) with one hand while silently rocking your baby with the other, you realize something. I’m kicking myself for ever thinking less of those who have the opportunity to stay at home with their babies. This time away from work has been a blessing and the greatest gift to practice unconditional love. It’s also been a challenge many times, especially in those fussy evenings (wonder week + teething Lord help me, this was the hardest day I’ve ever had). The days are exhausting but I cherish them so, so much. My prayer is patience, self sacrifice, gentleness, strength, and so much more. .
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#motherhoodrising #twomonthsold #babyboy #thehappynow #wellwateredwomen #simplejoys #quietmornings #thatsdarling #babylove 
#lethembelittle #risenmotherhood
Not so long ago, the term “stay at home mom” honestly made me think of missed opportunity and a degree of laziness. I couldn’t comprehend how that’s all you could want to be. I thought it must be so boring and easy to be home all day, that it didn’t make sense to have no higher aspirations. But holy wow, how my understanding of motherhood has evolved. Kyle and I were talking about career goals the other day, and honestly I can’t think of anything I want more than to “just” be a good mother to Filip. That’s the goal, and it’s so much more challenging than I realized. Trying to unpack boxes at our new places while genuinely caring for a teething 11 week old has been difficult. Trying to make a meal for myself, do a laundry, clear off the coffee table... things that could take minutes take hours or just don’t happen at all. Soothing and bringing joy to a little person is a full time job. When you’re cramming down the curry you microwaved while wearing a face mask (gotta get that self care in) with one hand while silently rocking your baby with the other, you realize something. I’m kicking myself for ever thinking less of those who have the opportunity to stay at home with their babies. This time away from work has been a blessing and the greatest gift to practice unconditional love. It’s also been a challenge many times, especially in those fussy evenings (wonder week + teething Lord help me, this was the hardest day I’ve ever had). The days are exhausting but I cherish them so, so much. My prayer is patience, self sacrifice, gentleness, strength, and so much more. . . . . . . . #motherhoodrising  #twomonthsold  #babyboy  #thehappynow  #wellwateredwomen  #simplejoys  #quietmornings  #thatsdarling  #babylove  #lethembelittle  #risenmotherhood 
Adventures don't have to be glamorous or exotic. Sometimes they are simple joys with no time restraints! #truthforthetrenches #playeveryday #flourishinmotherhood #gracemakers #motherhoodinspired
Anybody else have this struggle? Alone time wins again 😂 Which one do you choose?

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CMPC is one of the businesses being featured by Mommy's Mental Health LLC starting this Saturday, October 20th! Olivia reached out, and it’s an honor to be associated with what she is creating. We will be featured alongside other businesses who promote mental health and wellness through their work.
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Ever since I became a mom I really wanted to just hug any mom I met.
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Called Mama Paper Co. was established to document motherhood and ENCOURAGE mamas through prompted paper products. Two of my notecard sets specifically were designed to be a grab-and-go tools to encourage other moms by a handwritten, thoughtful note & create unity (and a “were in this together, you’re not alone”) experience in motherhood.
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I really love the focus of what Olivia has created over at @mommysmentalhealth. Postpartum is hard. Hormones are hard. Becoming a new mom is hard. Becoming a mom again is hard. Raising a child is hard. Sleeplessness is hard. Decisions impacting another person are hard.
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If you are a mom, a mom-to-be, think about becoming a mom, or know a mom, pop over to her page @mommysmentalhealth!
CMPC is one of the businesses being featured by Mommy's Mental Health LLC starting this Saturday, October 20th! Olivia reached out, and it’s an honor to be associated with what she is creating. We will be featured alongside other businesses who promote mental health and wellness through their work. • Ever since I became a mom I really wanted to just hug any mom I met. • Called Mama Paper Co. was established to document motherhood and ENCOURAGE mamas through prompted paper products. Two of my notecard sets specifically were designed to be a grab-and-go tools to encourage other moms by a handwritten, thoughtful note & create unity (and a “were in this together, you’re not alone”) experience in motherhood. • I really love the focus of what Olivia has created over at @mommysmentalhealth. Postpartum is hard. Hormones are hard. Becoming a new mom is hard. Becoming a mom again is hard. Raising a child is hard. Sleeplessness is hard. Decisions impacting another person are hard. • If you are a mom, a mom-to-be, think about becoming a mom, or know a mom, pop over to her page @mommysmentalhealth!
Anyone else get a touch of anxiety thinking about the holidays approaching so quickly? 🙋🏼‍♀️ .
Not necessarily the events, but the extra temptations that seem to surround this time. Foods within reach that trigger binges. I came from there...and I still need accountability to not slip into old habits!!
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Now I am NOT saying they need to be excluded...but I’m curious if it would help you if you have a plan heading into the season?! 💪🏼short, specific and proven workouts for physical gains 🍽meal plans for REAL meals that don’t deprive but focus on good nutrition
🚨a group led by the personal trainer of the workout program 👯‍♀️a smaller group of just our team checking in and holding each other accountable .
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Would this help you approach the holidays in a more controlled mindset? To have some established healthy habits so that the treats don’t lead you to throw in the towel until Jan 1? .
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I’m taking 10 ladies on this journey with me in November to approach the holidays in a healthful way together. If this is something you’re interested in, fill out top link in bio or shoot me a message for info!
Anyone else get a touch of anxiety thinking about the holidays approaching so quickly? 🙋🏼‍♀️ . Not necessarily the events, but the extra temptations that seem to surround this time. Foods within reach that trigger binges. I came from there...and I still need accountability to not slip into old habits!! . Now I am NOT saying they need to be excluded...but I’m curious if it would help you if you have a plan heading into the season?! 💪🏼short, specific and proven workouts for physical gains 🍽meal plans for REAL meals that don’t deprive but focus on good nutrition 🚨a group led by the personal trainer of the workout program 👯‍♀️a smaller group of just our team checking in and holding each other accountable . . Would this help you approach the holidays in a more controlled mindset? To have some established healthy habits so that the treats don’t lead you to throw in the towel until Jan 1? . . I’m taking 10 ladies on this journey with me in November to approach the holidays in a healthful way together. If this is something you’re interested in, fill out top link in bio or shoot me a message for info!
She’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside — she is straight gold and if you haven’t had the chance to know her, you’re missing out. She’s taught me all I know when it comes to loving people and she reminds me of a million reasons that are worth smiling for even when life isn’t looking so great. And seriously, she is the most go with a flow person I’ve ever met. She’s my Momma and I am so thankful to have someone as incredible as her by my side. Someone I get to call one of my closest friends. Someone who knows my heart in a way most people don’t.  Love you to the moon, Mom. ♥️
She’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside — she is straight gold and if you haven’t had the chance to know her, you’re missing out. She’s taught me all I know when it comes to loving people and she reminds me of a million reasons that are worth smiling for even when life isn’t looking so great. And seriously, she is the most go with a flow person I’ve ever met. She’s my Momma and I am so thankful to have someone as incredible as her by my side. Someone I get to call one of my closest friends. Someone who knows my heart in a way most people don’t. Love you to the moon, Mom. ♥️
// blurry because he’s HERE FOR IT.
I just want to live my day with as much joy as this kid.
// blurry because he’s HERE FOR IT. I just want to live my day with as much joy as this kid.