Tag: mom life

Excited and Nervous!

As I fed my baby the last bottle Tuesday night, he looked up at me, smiled and reached up with one hand to touch my face. In that moment it felt like a sweet, perfect ending to my day. That moment ended quickly, as I sat him up to burp him. As you can see…

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Routine Mom

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” Genesis 8:22 NLT As I read my devotional this morning, it got me thinking about how exhausting it’s been lately. Always the same routine as a mom. Sometimes I feel like not showing up,…

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Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween friends! This day represents a couple of things for me. For one, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary. This year is 39 years! That’s pretty awesome! Happy Anniversary mom and dad (since I know you’ll read this, mom)! Second, we usually celebrate a (wayyy) less scary version of Halloween each year. This year we…

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Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because I…

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Do You Ever…

Do you ever feel like you are often defending your name in situations with people and how they perceive you? I know I do. As I was scrolling through my personal Instagram and sifting through what I want to see on my feed and what I am no longer wanting to feed my spirit, I…

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What Am I Doing Again?

Have you ever been running around your house frantically trying to get things done, only to go to another room and forgot why you even went there in the first place? Then spent the next few minutes asking yourself, “What am I doing again?” You stop, think and then eventually remember. Or maybe you go…

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Grateful

The generosity to my family has been surprising. I’m truly overwhelmed. This past year has been an incredibly and mysteriously awkward one to say the least. Let me explain… Last year, August 15th to be exact, I began a journey of being gluten-free because of a gluten intolerance. I had begun to feel like normal…

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Life Change

About 11 months ago, my husband and I had made a decision to not have any more children. We were content with having 4 children. 3 girls and 1 boy was perfect (unless you asked our son, he had been hoping for a brother for quite some time). We had also hoped that we would…

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