On NOT Doing it All

Motherhood is a calling. But sometimes what we think we hear within that calling is the push to do more, to be more, and to live more. Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs often create an idealized version of motherhood, and it can make the most level-headed woman throw her hands in the air and ask “how […]

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How Do You Find Peace Admist the Craziness of Life?

One brisk snowy night in November when I was newly 19 years old, I took my boots off and cautiously walked into a warmly lit yoga studio down the street from my part-time coffee shop job. At the time, yoga seemed so foreign and exotic. My doctor had recommended I incorporate regular exercise into my […]

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Thoughts on Minimalism: Motherhood and Minimalism

This is the third post in a series on minimalism. The first was about the relationship between minimalism and Christianity and the second one tackled reasons why minimalism can be a good philosophy while raising children. It was not too long ago that my life–all of the responsibilities, saying yes, marital problems, and trying to […]

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Growing Into Motherhood

After watching a kids movie last night, my oldest daughter was scared and unable to sleep. Kicking myself for allowing her to watch it, I let her climb in bed with me and burrow into my side while I did some grading on the laptop. She was comforted and fell asleep quickly. It was hard […]

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