Wherever you are, keep going.

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At 27 years of age, I feel like I’ve learned a lot.

One of the most important things I’ve learned is I cannot do anything on my own. I am weak. I am broken. I am only human, living in the flesh.

God meets me right where I am, and my friends, I pray He meets you wherever you are, as well. There is nothing too big for Him to handle, give Him your burdens and He will help make your load light.

I didn’t get to this place overnight. It’s taken years.

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Christmas through a toddlers’ eyes

As a child, I remember fun Christmas mornings with mom and dad and my brother. As an adult, Christmas was…let’s face it, I was bahumbug about it. Then when I had kids, the magic came back seeing the twinkle in my son’s eyes. Then my baby turned into a toddler…which brings us to this post.

The twinkle in his eyes was still here this Christmas season, but then so was something else. Selfishness. Or greed? Maybe I don’t even know.

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Let’s be real

When I started out on this mom-blog adventure, I told myself that I needed to remain real with you guys.

Sometimes I succeed, other times I find myself trying to write what I think y’all will like or what I think will get the most hits.

Why would I do that to myself?

This world of social influence is tricky, but the short answer to that is…I have no clue.

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Embracing my strong-willed child

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We’ve hit tough terrain over here.

I’m not talking about terrible-twos, because we’ve been in that for 10 months and…well, it isn’t pleasant, but we’ve learned how to deal with that.

This post is about a few different things.

It’s about how we are embracing the strong-willed side of our child, and how we are embracing our child.

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I would walk on legos for you

11 months of living apart from my husband was never something we planned. It’s never something we thought we’d be doing, and it definitely has not been easy.

It’s taught me how important my spouse is, and how easy it is for us to take someone for granted. It’s taught me the value of time, because two out of seven days a week is not much time to spend with someone.

It’s taught me about sacrifice.

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Things motherhood has taught me

I feel as though I’ve learned a couple important things from the last 2.5 years of motherhood.

It’s been a hard season over here, and I haven’t been very good at posting motherhood things lately. Between building a house, moving into said house, losing my aunt, and raising babes, I feel like there hasn’t been a moment to just sit and meditate, think or do anything that recharges me or ignites me.

I sometimes feel like my identity is “Z and C’s mom” because that’s what I am day in and day out.

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Top 10 Activities for Celebrating Fall

Red and yellow leaves, cool breeze.

Pumpkin patches and apple orchards.

Brisk walks and blankets to cuddle under.

Golden sunshine and Indian summer days.

Hoodies and football games.

All just little reminders that fall is here.

Fall is my favorite season, every single thing about it. And I’ve grown to love it even more when we had babies. Seeing them enjoy the beauty of fall makes it even better.

I’ve put together a list of my top 10 activities to do with your family to celebrate fall! Don’t forget to take a lot of photos as you’re making memories, and make traditions!

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