When I first thought about starting a blog, I knew I wanted it to be “Real”. I didn’t want to portray an Instagram-ready, picture-perfect mom life…These photos are my real life. My highlights. My mundane. My crazy. I hope they make you smile.
32 ways to invite God into your “mom” life.
I spend most of my waking hours swept up in a whirlwind of chaos, joy, and constant movement. I used to wake up to an alarm clock everyday. I would leisurely hit the snooze button ten times before slowly getting out of bed. These days I’m woken up each morning with a child a quarter inch from my face saying yelling “MOMMY! WAKE UP!!!”
Yesterday, I turned 33. In some ways, I love my thirties. I am no longer an unsure twenty-something trying to find my way in life. I have direction and purpose. And yet, in some ways, I don’t want to grow older. With age, comes worry. Fear. The more I know about the world, the more I realize all that could go wrong. Can you relate?
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.
Memorizing Scripture is a great way to build the foundation of your child’s faith. When children recite Bible Verses, they form a relationship with Jesus Christ, gain a new understanding of their faith, are able to call on Christ when they are afraid, and will remember Scripture for their entire lifetime.
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.
This morning I stood in Home Depot staring at washing machines, again. My daughter twirled in the aisles and slid on the dusty floor, while my toddler screamed for more graham crackers. You see, our washing machine died a week ago and I still haven’t made a decision on a new washer to replace it. The rear shocks on my mini-van also went out this week. One of my children peed all over my bed in the middle of the night (and, remember, broken washing machine over here). We’ve had sore throats, runny noses and a dog biting incident. Oh, and did I mention my husband is out of town this week? He has impeccable timing.
With great pictures and inspiring bible verses, this is a quick, easy way to embrace God’s Word among the cheerios, milk and baby snuggles. We know that moms don’t have much time in the morning. We may not have fifteen minutes to do devotions, but we all have a minute to see a picture.
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.