Parenting

Silent Scripture

Lately I'm bringing my larger camera everywhere with me. Along with my iPhone that is saddled with a camera roll holding over 10,000 photos on it, I carry a digital SLR with a somewhat larger lens that makes it a very heavy and awkward accessory. Slung...

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Timeless Treasures

It’s no secret to anyone that we spend a great deal of time together. Between our youngest, Evvie, Beau and Theo, Jack and Zoe, we are pretty much always rotating blocks of time with each child amongst my husband and myself. Mornings are spent piled...

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Life Well Nourished

Successful parenting as a mother of four children starts with the very basics, cohesively mapped out within the framework of a day. I try to be as flexible as possible within that particular framework, but I find that if everyone knows what to expect, our...

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Lead The Way

Parenting a little girl has been a bit of a surprisingly confusing new challenge for me. So many of the everyday guidance pieces that already reside within my wheelhouse have either presented themselves proudly and abundantly or have surprised me by being a bit harder to...

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A Careful Journey

I admit that personal care hasn't been at the top of my priority list for much of my life. I was lucky enough to be able to allow it to be a second thought unless it came down to my pants size, propelling concern over...

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Holidays Personified

Each year the bigger holidays seem to take on a new form. Justin and I stay up late baking and preparing the baskets, hiding the eggs, setting the stage for the happy moments to take form and play out at dawn. It's a cornucopia of...

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Living Mindfully

Being a mother, for me, means always being “on”. I am the lighthouse in the night and the horizon during the day. I am the mooring, ready and available to each of my four children, some more than others but ever present in my facilities....

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Break for Spring

It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while we get to take the kids to breakfast. It's different than a lunch from a deli or a dinner in a packed taqueria. Breakfast is an art form of it's own, and on Sundays it's...

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With Peaceful Intention

This weekend we decided to take the kids to the beach on which we were married for a few days. It's somewhat secluded and always peaceful; Close enough to home to make it a doable staycation, far enough to hear my brain literally power down...

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Savvy & Sensible Multitasking

Two children in elementary school, one in preschool and one most often on my hip means we are constantly moving. My alarm sounds at 6 am, cooing that she is hungry and it’s time to wake up. Beau walks into our room dragging his toes...

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A Whole New World

It's hard for me to believe (though it is at every one of these milestones) that Evangeline is old enough to be sitting up in a high chair, feeding herself. She's grown so much over the past 6 weeks that she's effectively gone from infant...

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Sweetly Crafted Nostalgia

With as large as our family is, some things, no matter how hard I try, tend to fall through the cracks. I miss emails and texts from friends and family frequently, there are times that I’ll leave the house without diapers (even now, after 8...

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