The Day My Friend Cleaned My Closet

I’m generally a tidy person. A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. This rule of thumb covers pretty much all areas of my life with 2 exceptions: my van and my bedroom (closet generally). Not to say my house isn’t ever messy (I have three kids, COME ON!), but Mama’s happiest when things are in order. I’ll tidy my bedroom closet every couples months or so. Any sisters out there who try on […]

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When Grocery Shopping with Kids Isn’t a Disaster

Today I took my three girls to Aldi for our every two week grocery haul. Anyone who’s shopped at Aldi knows the added step of bagging your own groceries can make or break the experience with small children impatiently waiting for their special treat at the end of the trip. (Tell me I’m not the only one who uses a special treat bribe?!) This is them patiently waiting for me to finish bagging up my groceries!! […]

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8 Encouraging Verses

One of the things I’m focusing on in 2017 is having less of most things: stress, anxiety, possessions, clutter, hustle, etc. I’m taking a minimalist approach and slowly de-cluttering my life to allow room for the important things like 1) my relationship with God 2) my people (hubby/girls) 3) deeper relationships (family/friends).  I’m not sure how it will all play out specifically, but I’ll try to document certain areas as time goes on. In my […]

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When You No Longer Want to Hide the Mess

6 months. That is how long it’s been since I’ve touched this blog. I haven’t even logged in. I’ve avoided it like the plague. You guys, I fell into a funk. Like the kind where disassociation from anything and everyone just seems easier. When I started this blog a year ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t let it become a chore, a burden or anything negative because it was supposed to be my outlet. It […]

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Messy Monday – Why Working Hard Matters

It was pretty clear by the dried snot smeared all over my two year old’s face and the whiny “good morning” of my three year old that today was going to be one of those days. You know, the ones where everyone needs you. The kind where you give everything you’ve got to make them comfortable and happy and to no avail, tears…lots of tears. And whining. Oh the whining. When you know you’re in […]

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The Beauty and the Mess

I’ve dipped my toes in blogging once before when I was teaching and then again after becoming a new mom. The motives behind those half-hearted blogs were to give people what I thought they wanted to see or read. It was a chore, a burden at times, and no fun at all. I didn’t understand why, and after it was longer any fun, I decided to pretend like I never even started blogging in the first […]

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