No, motherhood is not a fairytale. And happy endings are not always guaranteed. But if we let it, motherhood will find a way to refine us all. And then, just maybe, we can become the mom – and person – we always dreamed we could be.
Author Archive | Jenny
Adjusting to life in a smaller town has been a process, but I can honestly say I have grown to love the character and charm this neck of the woods has to offer! Burleson continues to grow and attract new families, and there are lots of reasons why.
I was driving my four–year-old son home from school when he caught me off guard with a discussion about . . . fashion. “Mommy, why wouldn’t you let me have that Ninja Turtle hoodie?” He asked, with his best, pouty pre-k face. “I really liked that hoodie. That hurt my feelings.” My first instinct was […]
I used to think moms of children with special needs had super powers. They seemed so strong and capable to me, as if God had given them these special children because they were obviously best suited to handle it. Now that I am one of these moms, I realize just how wrong that assumption can […]
OK, I’ll confess. I’m a sappy mom. I like to keep old baby videos of my daughter on my phone so I can sneak a peek at her tiny face whenever I want. And one of my favorite chores each season is going through my children’s drawers to pack away too-tiny clothes. I remember where […]
I used to think everyone struggled to make enough milk. Because, come on, breastfeeding is just plain hard. So when my second-born daughter’s feeding issues catapulted us into a rare disease diagnosis and subsequent feeding tube surgery, I would soon learn another truth. Exclusive pumping is even harder. I loathed that tiny piece of modern machinery, but I wasn’t […]