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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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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.

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Why am I Frustrated in my Marriage?

Frustrated in my Marriage

From the Learn To Be Content Series

Sharing your life with someone else in marriage has many blessings and advantages but also frustrations. Raising children, running a home, jobs, schools, extended family all cause overwhelm which can lead to frustration and pressure in your marriage. So as I’ve been working on my friendship issues, I noticed my need for control, and ultimately the lack of it has created other issues, especially in my marriage. Imagine with me a moment…. Continue reading “Why am I Frustrated in my Marriage?”