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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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How do I end the ‘Everyday is the same day’ cycle?

Everyday is the same day! AH! Help me, I just feel like I’m stuck in a cycle of neverending poopy diapers.

I used to tell my husband that I actually know what it’s like to live in the old movie Groundhog Day. Do you know of this movie? Continue reading “How do I end the ‘Everyday is the same day’ cycle?”

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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 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?”

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Why Don’t I Have Strong Friendships?

Lack of Strong Friendships Image

From the Learn To Be Content Series

Developing strong friendships as an adult is hard work. Many adults, young mothers in particular, don’t have strong friendships since they take time that we don’t have. Seems like everything as an adult takes work and takes maneuvering, but some things, no matter how much planning or crafting you put into it you just can’t control the outcome. Continue reading “Why Don’t I Have Strong Friendships?”