Why We Need to Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Just Be Real

I don’t know where I’d be without REAL friends. You know the ones. The ones who don’t bat an eye when your toddler is throwing a fit on the ground because their child was doing the same thing ten minutes ago. The ones who don’t clean up their house and make it look picture-perfect right before you come over. The friends who will stop everything and take your crazy children for an hour just so you can breathe.

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Devotions for Moms: Holy Moments

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It’s 11pm and once again my sweet baby is crying, not able to sleep. It’s been a rough week for him. Three teeth came in and two more are on the way. I take him out of his crib and bring him into the darkness of our living room. As I lay him on the couch, his daddy lies down next to him. My sweet boy, tears in his eyes, looks right at his daddy and gives a tiny smile. It is a smile of comfort and peace, knowing that everything is okay because his daddy is here.

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Grace for the Weary Mom: Making It Through Daily Trials

Labor and delivery is hard. We know. Even before giving birth, we heard the stories of pain, pushing, and exhaustion. But, honestly, I thought that once I made it through labor and delivery, motherhood would be a piece of cake. Never did I imagine that one day I would be a weary mom. And, yet, here I was standing next to a pile of dirty dishes and a mountain of unwashed laundry wondering how I would make it through the day.

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