You know you’re a mom when…

you’re so distracted you shut your pinky toe in the car door

Still not sure how I did it, but I’m positive it had to do with balance (because why else would it have been sticking out there like that??).

It was likely the multitasking of motherhood. …Stretching like every Pilates pro wishes she could to put an arm load of something in the passenger seat while answering a blitz of questions that only kids from the backseat can create.

Anyone relate? Last night at 12:06am I finished the documents I needed to and then “unwound” with 20 minutes of kitchen cleaning time. Maybe not my first choice for relaxation but I do appreciate making breakfast on a clean surface.

This summer I decided we should keep an open schedule so that we weren’t so busy. Somehow, that translated into something going on every single weekend. Brian has had a series of business trips so weekends are full of playing catch up.

Now I am realizing, that if I want summers to be full of family downtime when we make memories from camping and roasting marshmallows, swimming at the lake and going to our favorite theme parks… it needs to be on my calendar.

How about you? Are you spending your open-calendar summer doing midnight dishes or are you making fun summer memories with a “full calendar?”


Pray for them

This prayer is in honor of all the busy, distracted moms out there who spend their days serving those they love the most. Pick a Mom you admire and pray for her!

Father, I lift up all the mothers who work hard to serve the families you have entrusted to them. Today I ask you to honor (Name) for her work and “Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” In Jesus’ name, amen. – Proverbs‬ ‭31:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Prayers taken from the BiblicalPrayers mobile app. Download today on the App Store or Google Play store.


Book Review: Together Forever

 Jody Hedlund is one of my absolute favorite authors. The setting of her stories is gripping from the moment you read the description. Together Forever is the second book in her Orphan Train Series and it is a powerful book. Once again, Hedlund brings you into the heart of the issue and the pain of letting go of those you love.

To read more about Together Forever click here.

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