Posts tagged Motherhood
When a Sippy Cup Straw is the Last Straw | Marvelous Mundane

This morning was one of those moments.

I was standing at the sink washing dirty sippy cups.

You know when your kid can drink just fine from a regular cup, but you aren’t ready to wash the floor five times a day? Yeah, that’s me. And while any floor in this house of three boys could use a good scrubbing five times a day, ain't nobody got time for that.

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Momma, Life is Here | Marvelous Mundane

When that newborn baby cries louder than any shower concert you’ve given; when a few hours of connected sleep sounds like a fantasy; when it takes longer to get out the door than your average drive, there is life here. Life is found in seeing the face of God, in hearing the voice of God. And this entirely dependent baby, who can’t speak their needs, who can’t voice their fears and discomforts, is the perfect picture of our dependent hearts.

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You Are Not A Project | Marvelous Mundane

Your very presence is a present, a gift from the Giver of all good gifts. And when your presence requires more from me than I feel I have to give, whether nights of unslept sleep, days of unplanned interruptions, or years of untouched dreams, I will remember that you are never a disruption, but a gift of grace

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Am I "Mom Enough"? | Marvelous Mundane

The children you have are not a mistake. They are hand-picked by God to be in your family. You are their chosen mother! God hand picked you for them. Own it! Own the truth that you are God’s best mother for these children. You are the only mother they are going to have.

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Of Cracked Fingertips and Parched Souls | Marvelous Mundane

When I can barely make it to the end of a bedtime story before desperately running to the childless quiet, when a little voice makes one last night-time request and I barely fight back the frustration ready to burst from my heart to my mouth, when dumped milk causes spilled tears, these red flags wave me back to my reality. The reality that neglected soul care will always chase me down.

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Creating Your Own Support System | Marvelous Mundane

Almost every Thursday, I have a group of moms and their small children over for a play date, of sorts: a come and go as you please, bring your own snacks kind of playdate. (I am not in a stage of life where I can bake weekly, or offer more than a well-made pot of coffee!).

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Five Tips for Enjoying Life with Toddlers | Marvelous Mundane

They say there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. And in this stage, I can add another: stranger comments. Almost every errand run with my three young, full-of-life boys in tow equals another, “My, your hands are full!” or “Wow, you must be busy!”

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Five Resolutions for Simple Motherhood | Marvelous Mundane

And while I am still slightly intoxicated by all those blank pages, this year I am starting out by slowing down, by making resolutions that bring a simple focus to motherhood. Instead of overachieving, overthinking, and overplanning, I am committing to a motherhood that defines success by purpose fulfilled rather than performance perfected. Because simple motherhood isn’t defined by checked off to-do lists or filtered pictures, but by showing up wholeheartedly each day; by faithfulness.

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