life as a mom
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As a mom there are lots of little things to be done throughout the day that I necessarily don’t want to stop and do sometimes:

  • getting stuck food out of little teeth
  • getting another dress out of the closet when there are 15 on the floor
  • fixing another chocolate milk because the first one was spilt
  • combing out tangly hair with tears and screams
  • practicing spelling words and math facts
  • playing another game of Candyland
  • folding more laundry
  • drawing another unicorn (even though I am getting pretty good at them!)

You know, the list goes on. But being a mom really isn’t about me. It’s about choosing them over myself. Not all the time but often. More yes than no. For when I do, I know I am developing patience, humility and a love that mirrors His. And that is what I want. If I am learning these characteristics through having to stop with my own agenda and serve my kids. Then I say yes, even when I don’t really want to. I know I want them to see these qualities in me more than hearing my “No” or look of “Really?”

How are you developing your character as a mom? What do your kids see within you?

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Yes, it’s usually in these mundane moments where our children learn from us. I have to ask God’s help to see the day as NEW and look into their eyes fresh! Love your words girl. ~ Blessings, Amy

  2. Oh i love this!! I needed it as well. A constant struggle for me as well. Learning it. Accepting that i need to accept it.
    Good stuff
    Good stuff
    Love ya!

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