Hope for the Weary Mama

Dear Mama,

You are allowed to be tired. You are allowed to feel broken and inadequate. You are allowed to be imperfect. Your kids can wear mismatched socks. Your toddler can have some jelly on their cheek at the store that you missed from breakfast. You can dress your babies in clothes you can afford instead of the cutest curated outfit.

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Our Favorite Reads [2019]

Fact…I love to read.

It’s one habit I’m not trying to break anytime soon. Over the past year specifically, there are some books that I’ve shared with as many friends as would let me. I find myself texting my friends images of books with the text “you need to read this!” (because of course they want to). ;) Below are those very same books-

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Embracing the Stillness

still·ness /ˈstilnəs/

  1. the absence of movement or sound.

sol·i·tude /ˈsäləˌt(y)o͞od/

  1. the state or situation of being alone.

The definition is simple enough. Finding space for it may seem impossible. Just to be clear…when I talk about stillness and solitude…I’m not picturing us walking around a monastery living lives with a vow of silence or removed from the cares of everyday life. (although sometimes that sounds like a lovely idea.) I’m picturing you living your messy, everyday life - in the midst of projects or kiddos, family and job demands; real life needs like making a living and caring for the people around you. Unless you’re living a life of seclusion

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Stephanie McCloskey
Rest is a Statement of Faith

Today is the first day I’ve gotten up before my kids to work. We will see how this goes. But, I’m feeling like a rockstar already. I’ve had a hard time finding space for some things in this new season of two kids- specifically, Beholden. I want to prioritize the things that are most important and give my time and attention to the people and tasks in a way that is sustainable and healthy.

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2019- Hear the Whisper


I’m one of those people who actually get energy from this idea. I know it’s technically just another day, new month…but it FEELS different. It feels like a new beginning - it energizes me. The possibilities… so many possibilities. so I’m going to leverage that to my advantage. If you feel at all the same way- or would LIKE to…

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