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An Organized Mom is a Sane Mom... Most Days...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Being a sane mommy take organizationThere are so many moms out there that are able to just accomplish everything, at least it seems that way. When I became a mom, I was sure I was going to be one those... you know have great over the top birthday parties, home cooked meals every day that every one would love, have a house that could be photographed for magazines at a moments notice... you know what I'm talking about right?  Then reality hit.  And this mom gig is hard, and time consuming.  If I don't have a plan for my day, well it's not good!

Five Minute Fridays

A Realization

Friday, August 09, 2013

Lonely, you can look like so many people at any given time. Your characteristics are many, your disguise impeccable.

You lurk in almost every building, around ever corner.

And yet, today, I do not know you well at all.

Deuteronomy 31 16


A Challenge to be Focused, Intentional

Friday, August 09, 2013

Being un-wired in this society sounds like an oxymoron at first - right?  I mean in some form we all carry a device that will connect (mostly wirelessly) to other people.

Personally I never considered myself addicted to any kind of "wired" product.

I have never had a smart phone or such similar device. I still use a flip phone that barely supports texting!  I know amazing right?

In my house we have one laptop, that sits stationary on a table ninety-five percent of the time, and one desktop that is tucked in a corner of the living room.

And my Kindle is the original - strictly for reading books or ordering new books from Amazon - nothing else.

Cozy book hop

Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us. If you haven't written anything new, link up a classic you'd love for some new friends to check out.

Cozy Reading Spot

Cozy Book Hop

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Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.


Joseph Wants to Read

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Maybe it's because I always have to put a book in my bag before we go somewhere, or because I find moments during the day to sneak in a chapter from a book while my kids play in the same room, maybe it's because I make sure my kids get to the local library every week, but for whatever reason, my kids do seem to genuinely interested in reading.

Both of my boys know exactly where the books they are allowed to look at on their own are kept. It never fails that they will find a book to peruse at least once a day. That is on top of the books my husband and I make sure to read to them daily.

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents: Joseph wants to read



Monday, August 05, 2013

There are limitless expectations put upon us every single day.

Simple expectations that aren't horrible to fulfill can seem overwhelming when just one extra expectation is added to lists.

Live like this for years at end and it won't take long to start to feel unfulfilled with your life, right?

I don't know if I would have ever said my life felt unfulfilled, I have always been able to hold on to a hope that something great would happen just around the bend for me.  And in the mean time I try to focus on what my life needs right now - with two energetic boys that tends to take most of my thoughts...

However, as I read Misty's new ebook, I started to realize that there have been many dreams and hopes that I have shelved or completely let go of as my life as rolled on. Luckily for me, I could move straight into accepting those dreams as simply that, dreams. But I know that not everyone can do that, as dashed dreams are battered by real life and all hope seems to fade.

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