Because Some Days I Don’t Want To Talk About Motherhood

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This week, I went to the store by myself. I really did. I am sure you must think me pathetic for not making the time in my week, or month, or life to make this happen. I don’t expect you to understand. Honestly, I don’t. I just wanted to tell you. I also know there are […]

September

Your Husband Needs a Wife, Not Another Mother

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It had been a long time since we held hands.  I missed him and now we were just living out the motions of married life. Not even a hello or a goodbye.  Which would press the air out of my lungs to hear the door close behind him in the morning. He was sick about it […]

September

The Ridiculous Notion That I Have It All Together (a keepin’ it real Monday)

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Ten years ago, when I had “only” six youngin’s under the age of 11, and life was smaller, simpler and cleaner than an average day in the woods, I had one of those “AHA,” moments. An acquaintance of mine stopped in unannounced to drop something off.  With hospitality always at the center of my heart […]

September

How To See Past The Mess And Into The Miracle

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I am the pile princess. I’ve got kids therefore I’ve got piles. Piles of socks. Balls. Toys. Clothes. Paper (oh my do I have paper piles). Dishes. Laundry. Books. Magazines. Coupons. Pictures. My heart longs to get all this stuff that piles up around me ordered, organized and under control. Is it too much to […]

September

You Want To Be Brave? Be Real. (I’m not pretending)

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There is a lot of talk about being brave.  A lot. I read it in books, hear it on the radio and listen to this word used in a lot of conversations that concern big decisions, or milestones that could change a life.  A brave woman can change the world. But, the brave that I […]

September

The Bedtime Battle At Its Best (I can’t get my children to go to sleep at night)

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Don’t lose sleep over your bedtime battles. Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Bottom line. Hands down. No kidding my friends. Sleep Deprivation is the number one issue on this planet for desperate mother’s. Moodiness. Fatigue. Frustration. Lack of motivation. Health problems.  Crying. No desire to have more children. The list grows longer and the reasons get bigger. […]

September

You’re Going To Miss The Good Stuff Trying To Avoid The Hard

The child you can read from the moment they open their eyes in the morning? It’s either a good day or a potentially bad day.  You know it right from the get-go. I get it.  All the way. The builder has learned to read me and I have finally learned to understand myself.  When I wake […]

September

When Media Abandons You (and you’re left with the Truth)

“I don’t want to talk about it. Can I leave the room?”  A topic that is all the buzz around the globe and was brought before my teens this week by sources that I didn’t see coming. I wasn’t fooled.  She wasn’t bothered by the disturbing topics, the twisted view of a morality or the consuming […]

September

The Truth About Raising A Generation (pulling thorns and planting seeds)

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Choosing to nurse my babies was a game changer for my family, the generation before me.  A little surprise, a little shame to shake off and a new way of doing things was my first brave decision to raise the next generation. If I had know that this decision would have been the easiest prickly […]

September

A Mother’s Monday Prayer (and a simple plea to go easy on yourself)

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If the weather hadn’t warmed up to a grand 29 degrees on that Sabbath morning, I would have stayed right under the warm ivory down comforter with my builder. But, temperatures like this have been nill in these parts for weeks, and it felt like spring on my face when we loaded the van for the Sunday drive […]

September