Parenting is on the job training. We trust that God gave our children to us for a reason. We can learn from each other and help each other grow. Image of a child walking between Mom and Dad, holding their hands.
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Parenting is on the Job Training

Whenever someone asks my husband and me how we manage as parents, my husband tells them, "I kept waiting for the manual to come after each one was born, but it never did." Sometimes it feels like we are on our own as parents. Well, that is not entirely true. We have much advice (whether… Continue reading Parenting is on the Job Training

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that you desire to be for your family, for yourself, and for God? Spending time with God can help to combat feeling overwhelmed.
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Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

I remember one day when I was really feeling overwhelmed as a mother. We had two children at the time. I was sitting on the couch in the living room of our apartment. Our son had fallen asleep as I held him and our daughter had just fallen asleep nursing, so I had one sleeping… Continue reading Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

Adjust your vision; you are not just a mom. Image of viewer with phrase "turn to clear vision" in it.
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Not Just A Mom

When you have been asked what you do by someone, have you ever responded: "Oh, I'm just a mom"? Yep. According to Merriam-Webster online, synonyms for the word just in this context are barely, hardly, and scarcely. Am I barely a mom? Hardly a  mom? Scarcely a mom? I hope not! These descriptions make me cringe.… Continue reading Not Just A Mom

My husband does not babysit our kids. Father holding daughter-view from behind them
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My Husband Does Not Babysit Our Kids

In the years that we have been parents, my husband has never once babysat our children. Ever. Are you surprised? He is a doting father who loves his children, after all. Also, I have never asked him to babysit our children. Nope. Not once. I will tell you why: fathers are parents, not babysitters. Fathers… Continue reading My Husband Does Not Babysit Our Kids