Quote of the Week ~ Nov. 25, 2014

| November 26, 2014

  “So they committed themselves to the will of God and resolved to proceed.” ~ William Bradford  

21st Century Women Versus Pilgrim Foremothers

| November 22, 2014

From Bambi Moore at In the Nursery of the Nation: The inscription on the Monument to the Pilgrim Mothers in Plymouth, Massachusetts reads: “They brought up their families in sturdy virtue and a living faith in God without which nations perish.” Years later, America’s foe, British general Lord Cornwallis said: “We may destroy all the […]

Be Not Weary: Hope for Tired Mothers

| August 6, 2014

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 Are you a mother who struggles with chronic illness or even just plain old exhaustion? Be Not Weary is a brand new website just for you! Having struggled with severe adrenal fatigue myself for the […]

When There is No Joy to be Found in Motherhood

| July 27, 2014

From Bambi at In the Nursery if the Nation: There must be a balance before us of proclaiming the nobility and greatness of motherhood—because it is noble and great (this is the next generation, people!) —and the hard truth that sometimes life ain’t purty.All of this to say, ask yourself if your expectations are realistic for what […]

Why Moms Need to Reboot

| July 6, 2014

From Kelly Crawford at Generation Cedar: I get tired. I get grouchy and start to look around and only see too many pairs of shoes out of place, dust under the couch, toys left out for the 100th time. Painstaking. But I MUST reboot, and remind myself that the mechanics–that is, how I handle the mechanics, are intricately […]

Survival for Tired Moms

| June 27, 2014

From Charlotte Siems at This Lovely Place If a good night’s rest seems like a faraway dream, welcome to motherhood. The season of having little ones sometimes seem to require more of us than we have to give. Having “been there, done that” for about 25 years, I get the feeling of desperation that sometimes […]

The Magic of Ordinary Days: Making Memories with Your Children

| June 6, 2014

From Charlotte Siems at This Lovely Place: Ordinary days are so, well, ordinary. We are busy, to be sure, and we cut corners and look for shortcuts. I’m all for ways to make home management easier and more efficient. The effort required for a big result in making memories with your children is usually small, yet we […]

The Oxen Are In

| June 2, 2014

From Rachel Jankovic at Femina: I bet that in that home when I put a stack of clean clothes on the bed in my room, toddlers would not lay siege to it and throw it back in the dirty clothes.  Because in that life, there would not be the unsavory mess of my life. There […]

Mothering Through Fatigue

| June 1, 2014

From The Modest Mom The fatigue threatens to steal my joy. It’s been a long day, we are out of town and I should be enjoying the break from everyday life. Instead old fears creep in as I struggle with being so tired.  I’ve walked this path before and it isn’t a pleasant journey. I […]

I Signed Up For This

| January 16, 2014

Excellent reminders from Mrs. Gore’s Diary: Motherhood is HARD, yes, but it doesn’t have to be dreary and droopy. Chin up, buttercup. Shoulders back. Turn that frown upside down. Swallow those sorrowful sighs. Choose joy, because even on the hardest days, it is still exactly that: a choice. Laugh at today and all the days to […]