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Slipping through the cracks: How to spend more time with my 5-8 year old?

5 to 8 year olds

I’ve finally made it! I have time! Got the kid in school, no more diapers, no more helping feed them.

You take a gigantic sigh of relief.

Those early days of diaper blow outs, falling-on-the-floor tantrums, and your own thoughts of I-just-can’t-wait-til-naptime are all starting to fade. But you may notice other things starting to fade also. Continue reading “Slipping through the cracks: How to spend more time with my 5-8 year old?”

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The Attack on the Home Through Mom

The attack on mom and the home is one of the most serious discussions that is rarely had. When it is you and them (the kids) alone during the day you are in a spiritual war that not only knocks the wind out of your sails mentally but also physically.

These regular attacks come with being a mother but Continue reading “The Attack on the Home Through Mom”

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Why don’t I have help in motherhood?

I need motherhood help

Everywhere you turn you get minimal to zero help. Why does it seem no one is pitching in when you feel like you are drowning? You may be the mom that lacks any understanding of how to BE MOM. You feel your shortcomings are so great….

“How did I get here? I don’t know what to do with this child or with this house. I don’t even know who I am anymore.”

Continue reading “Why don’t I have help in motherhood?”

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Why don’t I know my motherhood priorities?

Priorities lacking

Motherhood is not just about motherhood but about womanhood, wifehood and the priorities of those roles. When you become a mother it’s assumed you have some sense of the latter two but many times that’s not the case. By the time I became a mother I was 29 years old, plenty of time to figure out what my role was as a woman. I was also married 3 years at that point and I should have had a feel for what that meant too.

In actuality Continue reading “Why don’t I know my motherhood priorities?”