We drink coffee. We hide from our kids. We're nicer and hug them a lot when we come back out. We write about all of it. We never stop looking for the joy.

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Your morning pep talk friends...how cute is this and how awesome is this dad?

Dad Gives Daughter Amazing Pep Talk

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My fellow mom of 5 Ordinary on Purpose, by Mikala Albertson totally gets it. I love all her words but this one is just what I needed tonight. It’s so true and so hard to remember.

Give her a follow friends...she’ll fill your world with wisdom.


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If you have Disney+ you have it all....
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Today this sweet girl was home sick, so she asked me to feed her guinea pigs for her.

I walked over to find one had died in the night.

I had no idea what to do.

So I ran.

I was so thankful I was talking to my mom on the phone so I ran and hid for a minute to ask her what I should do. I just wanted to protect my baby from what was about to come.

She reassured me and then my girl found me...
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So...today I split my pants on the way into church.

Actually, that makes it sound more dramatic than it was.

Sometime in my morning (dear God above please say I only did this this morning and haven’t been walking around like this for days) the seam on the back of my pants said, “NOPE...we can no longer contain this.” and the stitches on my backside gently let go and breathed a sigh of...
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From one my favorite books of all time. Also explains why I look how I do this morning. #wellloved

Mindful Christianity Today

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I’m making one simple change.

No more listening to CNN or NPR or any other news outlet in my car. #peaceoutimpeachmenthearings

For the time being I’m even setting aside podcasts and audiobooks.

I’m at a place where I need to be held up by the arms of Jesus and I’m choosing to let that happen through my ears.

I’m listening to the Word through the gift of beautiful music as I drive around...


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I think about it every day.

When I drop my kids off at school and watch them walk into the building, I wonder if today will be the day I should have kept them home. If I’ll say “If only they had been sick or had taken different classes or had a different lunch.”

When I hear a midday siren. I wait and try and steal a look at Facebook to see if anything has happened or I wait for the email or...
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Legit me. I swear today we’re eating the peppers I bought...my conscience can’t take it.

Via TODAY Parents

TODAY Parents

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In case you thought writing a book was drinking coffee at a desk while music plays glamorous...this is what it actually looks like.

Getting it done friends.

How are you getting your dreams done...I know you are. Because if there’s one thing parenting teaches you it’s to squeeze what you love into 30 minute wait times in your minivan.

Here’s to us friends!
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