“Petal”ing Through Life (Jesus Loves You!)

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Written by: Jill Nelson “He loves me (smile)…He loves me not (sigh)”. You remember this silly game a lot of us used to play and the feelings that came with each petal that was pulled off. Thinking back, did this … Continue reading

Motherhood – The Action / Adventure (fourth in series)

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Running through the hallway, zigzagging left and right, my daughter gleefully scurried about as fast as she could while I chased her through the house!  It wasn’t long before I was completely out of breath feeling like I had just … Continue reading

Motherhood – The Scary Times (third in series)

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I will never forget the way it felt bringing my first baby home from the hospital after she was born. As I carried her into the house; everything seemed warmer… homier; my house felt like it had truly become a home. … Continue reading

A Great-Grand Perspective!

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Since my last blog, “A Moved Mom”, I have been receiving several requests via email, my website, blog comments, etc. all with one very specific request: that my grandmother share her writings referenced in that post.  She is flattered to … Continue reading

A Moved Mom

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When I’m writing a series I don’t usually like to deviate off topic, but circumstances being what they have been lately I felt it was necessary to stray a little from the “plan” and share our recent journey. You see, … Continue reading

Motherhood – Oh, The Drama (second in series)

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“NOOOO!!!” cried my two year old as I turned to leave the room.  I had just stepped into the kitchen, still within five feet of where she sat playing with her blocks, but I guess that was just too far.  … Continue reading

Motherhood – The Comedy (first in series)

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There really should be laws in place mandating that new moms undergo certain reintegration tests before they are granted entrance back into society. Things like getting retested for a driver’s license, walking a straight line, and the ability to speak … Continue reading

It Gets Better

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People describe having a baby as a “life changing” experience.  I heard it so much while I was pregnant with my first child that I was under the illusion that the frequent reminders somehow prepared me for the change that … Continue reading

The Waves of Motherhood

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At times it can be incredibly intense being a mother, especially having a new baby and a toddler under two years old.  Flooded with hormones and emotions, I often feel like I am being tossed about in the waves of … Continue reading

Motherhood and Miss America

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Watching the Miss America pageant this weekend I couldn’t help but appreciate the poise and grace the contestants portrayed.  It was amazing how such beautiful women sashayed about on stage in front of hundreds of audience members and millions of … Continue reading