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  • Here’s the thing with mothering. For the most part, it’s a continuous series of small things. Little moments. Tiny nuances. Modest adjustments. That all make up this huge thing called motherhood. And without sounding patronizing or overbearing, can I just say this?
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  • I think that we as moms fall into the trap of fear much more easily than others. It comes with the territory of being responsible for the raising of little humans, having a more natural bent towards nurturing their health and well-being, and being such easy prey to the guilt that tends to overwhelm us. We worry over our kids’ health, their schooling, their friends, their behaviors, and so on. Before they are even born, we are stressed about what we eat (or don’t), what kind of care we receive, what we listen to, how we sleep, and how we manage our daily lives.
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  • Have you ever heard the saying "Man plans and God laughs"? While this is of course not a quote from the Bible, I think that a few of my hare-brained plans over the years have given God a chuckle or two. I'm definitely the planning type and I feel really uncomfortable in the midst of uncertainty. I like comfort, constants, and being certain. I think just about everyone does. But life isn't like that, is it?
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  • When we adopted our daughter in 2007, my husband and I pledged to raise her with as much devotion as we were providing our biological son. But we understood that she didn’t have to pledge that devotion back to us. She’s called to be a kid, but that's not what I'm called to. I'm called to be a consistent, loving, and godly influence for my daughter come what may.
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  • Thursday's Mom Encouragement
    Not too long ago, your world likely revolved around things like your husband, friends, family, career and perhaps some hobbies sprinkled in. You may have gone to happy hours with your girlfriends, worked long days when you needed to make a deadline and enjoyed date nights on a whim with your spouse. Then, one day, everything changed. You left home and returned as a mom.
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  • Those of us who have dealt with a large amount of loss in our lives are very familiar with this model. At the best of times, it brings us comfort and a sense of structure in an out-of-control situation. At the worst of times, people hurl it at us like a weapon, telling us we’re moving through the stages too slowly and we need to speed things up.
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  • It occurred to me when my kids were in school that classrooms resemble cattle chutes. Kids are expected to file into class, find their desks, and be ready for a day of focusing and learning. And, let’s be honest, cattle chutes work. They are an effective way to move the herd from one place to another. UNLESS, you’re dealing with stray cows who refuse to get into the chute in the first place.
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  • I had a very humbling moment recently that exposed the condition of my heart and had me on my knees. After having my second baby last September, I became an avid breastfeeder. With my first son I was pretty apathetic about the whole thing, but this time I was determined to “do it right” and was adamant that formula would never touch my baby’s lips. And then in February, I ended up having an appendectomy and the anesthesia dried my milk up almost completely.
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