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Listen Up, Young Moms! This Is What Older Moms Want You To Know

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Listen Up, Young Moms! This Is What Older Moms Want You To Know

Listen up, young moms, this is for you! I sit here today writing this, just days away from it being my last Mother’s Day with children living in our home. Our baby has grown up and is about to fly. I’ve been at this motherhood gig for almost 3 decades now. I think about our oldest daughter who is doing such a phenomenal job at raising our first grandchild but how often she needs a cheerleader.

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Saturday Share 5.7.16 #LinkUp {Focus: Stages of Motherhood}

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Saturday Share 5.7.16 #LinkUp {Focus: Stages of Motherhood}

I am so excited to share this series with you! Several blogging friends and I joined forces to put a series together for another blogging friend, Jessica VanSumeren at The Mama Revival Series, to help her out during a busy season. I am so blessed to get to be a part of such an incredible and generous writing community.

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Five Ways To Be The Kind Of Mom Every Kid Wishes For

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Five Ways To Be The Kind Of Mom Every Kid Wishes For

We all have a mom. This is a simple fact of life. We may call her mother, birth mom, mama, or mommy but we all came from a woman’s womb. No matter our age or situation, I believe every kid longs to have a mother that makes them feel loved and special. Kids don’t need perfection. I don’t even think kids expect perfection. We might catch ourselves saying, “I wish my mom was…” or “I wish my mom would…” Or we might catch ourselves saying, “I’m so glad my mom was…” or I’m so thankful my mom did…”. Sometimes we realize this by having the mom of our dreams and sometimes we realize this by having a mom who isn’t the mom of our dreams. Regardless, we all have moms and there is something to be grateful for, even if it’s simply our heartbeat. Each life has a purpose. We should rejoice in the healthy relationships we have with our moms and give ourselves permission to grieve the relationships we might wish we had.

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Saturday Share 4.30.16 #LinkUp {Focus: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas}

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Saturday Share 4.30.16 #LinkUp {Focus: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas}

Hello Saturday!!! It’s been awhile. My family has been busy with planning our move overseas so weekends, who am I kidding, every single one of our days, have been full full full! I had to take a moment, though, to share some great posts from friends who have compiled amazing lists of meaningful gifts for mom. Take a look at them!

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For the Win! Five Ways I Am Winning as a Mom

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For the Win! Five Ways I Am Winning as a Mom

We moms go through most of our years wondering if we’re doing anything right. Wondering if we’re screwing up our kids. Wondering if they hear anything we’re saying. Wondering if they have any clue how much we love them. As a seasoned mom and with only one left at home (and even she has one foot already out of the nest) I can look over my past mom years and wonder no more.

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To Those Whose Arms Are Empty

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My heart aches for those whose wombs and arms have been left empty. Their bright flame did not shine for long. Lord, comfort them with deep comfort as only you can.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

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Mother’s Day – The Letting Go Of It

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Mother’s Day – The Letting Go Of It

I feel about Mother’s Day sort of how I feel about Valentine’s Day. I am really not fond of all the hype and the marketing ploys of these days at all. They both come with such high expectations that are nearly impossible to meet. But here’s a story about a time long ago when I didn’t feel the way I feel now. When my own expectations were impossible. Unvoiced. Unmet.

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