How good is good enough?

I have always been a rule follower. I like to know what to expect and what’s expected of me in any given situation. I feel safe when everything is laid out for me, like a check-off list for living. But all too often, there is no check-off list, no list of rules to follow, or [...]

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This life I’ve been given

When I was a little girl, I knew that I wanted to have a big family someday. I was the oldest of two and from a young age I loved little children. I remember, as a fifth or sixth-grader, deciding that I wanted six kids and even picking out long, flowing names for each of [...]

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Grow

Audrey picking apples

Every Friday, I write for five minutes. No editing, no overthinking. This week’s topic is “Grow.” Some days I notice that one of my little ones has grown. Sometimes it seems like they grow all at once at night, while they sleep. Or during the day, when they’re at school, or when they’ve been outside [...]

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Beyond

Every Friday, The Gypsy Mama hosts Five Minute Friday, where participants write for five minutes on the weekly prompt. This week: Beyond… Looking beyond the mess, behind the noise, past the chaos. Pants with stained knees mean that little girls were playing outside, getting fresh air and stretching their imaginations. Socks with holes mean that feet [...]

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Rest

This is my first foray into The Gypsy Mama’s 5 Minute Friday. Every Friday, there is a prompt that people write about for five minutes. No editing, just write and post. This week’s prompt is “Rest.” Here goes! There are no coffee breaks for a stay-at-home mom. No “mental health” days, and sick days are [...]

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God Sightings

We just got home from the “family night” of our girls’ Vacation Bible School week tonight. This is their third week of VBS this summer, and they have one more week of fun and Bible learning coming up before school starts again. Every week of VBS has its own night where parents come and hear [...]

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He is Risen!

He is risen, indeed! For your Easter meditation, try out these posts… The Wonderous Cross: 5 Minutes for Faith The Imperfectionist: Adventures in Babywearing Good Friday Meditation: Toddled Dredge And a little Easter humor on the side…

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