Category Archives: MOTHERHOOD

The “Shoulds”

At first glance, the word “should” seems innocent enough.  But even its definition exposes its critical nature: “used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone’s actions.”  Taking it a step further, let’s be real with each other for a … Continue reading

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Rain Puddles

Our morning began with some epic rain out here on Ramsay Hill.  The kind that means soft blanket…curled up on the couch…coffee mug in hand.  Or, if you have an almost-two-year old, the kind that means “let’s go play!”.  So after … Continue reading

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Applause

You know those moments when you are just hum-drumming along in your day and suddenly you are catapulted into a glimpse of the eternal?  Sometimes it’s one of those majestic Texas sunrises or sunsets that literally takes your breath away. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Joy

I named this blog Unexpected Joy because that has been a theme in my life over the last couple years & something I want more of in this season of being a stay at home mom.  Unexpected joy that comes from … Continue reading

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Fan or Follower

Sitting at the IF Conference back in February with hundreds of other women we sang together these words : …Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take … Continue reading

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I Love My Kids By Loving Their Dad

I tend to measure my role as “mom” by the things I do for my little.  Read to him today & limited TV time…check….fed him nutritious foods for every meal & successfully avoided sugar…check….practiced alphabets while simultaneously changing diaper…check.  The mental … Continue reading

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6 months ago today…

  Today is a laugh-cry kind of day.  My little boy is 6 months old today.  I made the mistake of looking back through my phone at all of the pictures I have of him over the last 6 months…and … Continue reading

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