Don’t we all want to be comfortable in our own skin? But doesn’t it feel like such a struggle? I can’t imagine many of us will reach a point where we’re never uncomfortable with some detail about our bodies, but I think we can get closer. As a great start, let’s stop disparaging physical signs […]
I wish you more than painted platitudes sold in craft stores. I wish for you more than pursed-lips, hands-on-hips selfies. I wish you more than posted-on-social-media happiness. I wish you joy and gratitude; I wish you purpose and grace.
I am super comfortable in my own mothering style. I don’t parent like my mother did. I don’t parent like my friends did. Some days I don’t parent like I decided I would yesterday. But I know that I am a more patient, loving mother in my 40s than I would have been in previous […]
I know it might be hard to remember her, but that girl you fell in love with — she’s still here. Please see her: the ready-for-adventure, vibrant woman you fought for and promised to love forever.
My kids didn’t realize for years that he is actually my grandfather and not theirs, such are the continued relationships we are blessed to watch unfold. If I can be half the grandparent that he has been to me, I’ll feel like a success.
I have mom friends that have put things on hold, too. They have put off master’s degrees and writing novels and mountain climbing. We have all given up something. So, what’s a mama to do when these dreams have shifted or paused or are canceled altogether?
It is with great joy that we share the top 10 most read blog posts from 2017 — in no particular order, mind you!