How can Kids be soooooo Persistent and What Can We Learn From it?

Lying down on my carpet, I stared blankly at a picture of a bike on my wall, willing my kids to go to bed. I had resorted to guarding my kid’s bedroom doors to ensure they didn’t come out.

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All the help that was doing though because I could still hear them fooling around. And that’s when I started to think, if I was as persistent as my kids have been in NOT going to bed, I would have accomplished a heck of a lot by now.

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How to Navigate Elementary School, But This Time As a MOM! 8 Things I wished I’d Known

My oldest daughter entered kindergarten, which meant for the first time I was a mom venturing into the new world of elementary school. I was excited and anxious for Thea, but what I didn’t realize was, how nervous I’d be for myself.

All of a sudden I was a little girl again trying to fit in. While Thea was trying to make friends in kindergarten, I was trying to make friends with their moms. It was tough. It seemed like all the other moms knew one another. I kept thinking to myself, how the heck does everyone know each other? Aren’t we all new to this thing?

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The Church Failed You, But That’s Not The End Of Your Story

You grew-up going to church. You learned bible stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel and the Lions Den. You sang in Christmas concerts and went to youth group.

You lived in this bubble, nicely protected by Christian parents, Christian friends.

Then you hit high school and it was like your life split into two, the high school life and the church life. You had to figure out how to live in both.

But no one ever prepared you for what life outside the church bubble was going to be like.

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Sometimes, You Just Need to Laugh About it! Happy Mother’s Day

I can’t tell you how many times it’s made me feel better to hear other moms recount their crazy stories about their kids. There’s something about knowing that it’s not just me. I’m not alone; there are others going through the same crazy stuff. When I hear their stories I think, Me Too! Yes, Me Too!

It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life and motherhood. It lifts my soul in a way nothing else can.

So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share my recent crazy story with you in hopes you will have a “me too” moment as well.

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You Can’t do it Alone

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

I am a mom with three kids all under the age of six. People always say, “Wow, three kids, how do you do it? The truth is, I don’t. I fall flat on my face, embarrassingly too many times to count. One of these times was on a morning two summers ago.

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