Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the community of mothers we surround ourselves with and how vital it is to have a community. Especially since moving to Indiana I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by mothers who encourage, mothers who are always learning and serving, and mothers who quietly motivate me to be … More Motherhood is. . . Community
It seems that young motherhood is often characterized by mindless monotony. And yes, I would agree that monotony is part of it, but by no means is the whole job boring and monotonous. I feel like I am always desperately trying to solve intellectual problems. Being a mom makes my brain hurt. And the problems that … More Motherhood is. . . intellectual
Last night was rough. Lucy woke up several times and struggled to go back to sleep. I was so afraid that she would wake up Arthur that I moved her to our room and yet, Arthur still woke up at the crack of dawn. I just wanted to sleep. This happens sometimes. Sometimes kids wake up … More Motherhood is. . . Perpetual
If you were pregnant with your first baby and asked me for advice about babies, I would tell you this: “Everything is a phase.” Everything changes. Both the quirky cute things your little baby does and the terrible pull-out-your-hair things. This is good. Change is good. It is especially good to remember the first few … More Motherhood is . . . Change.
Becoming a mother was nothing like I expected. It was (and is) entirely new and exceptionally challenging. It also has brought me more joy and love than I thought could be contained in one body. I know I talk a lot on this blog about my journey through motherhood, but I wanted to create a … More Motherhood is… [a blog series]