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14 Things Being a Mom Has Taught Me

Being a Mom has taught me so many things.  I’ve narrowed it down to 14 for today.  

Being a Mom

Ethan turned 14 on Easter Sunday.  That means I have been a Mom for 14 years.  Actually that means I have been a biological mom for 14 years.  

When Kent and I married back in 2000, I became a stepmom to 10 year old Ben.  I still remember him asking me to bake cookies for his 4th grade class for his birthday that first year.  Oh how it warmed my heart.  I became a mom for the first time in that moment.

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Why Her Plan Won’t Work for You

But isn’t it so much easier to just do the plan that worked for your friend or your co-worker or that girl on social media?



Keep your eyes on your own paper.

I’ve written about this before.  To be sure, it is a foundation to my beliefs and my coaching, and I feel like it is time to revisit it.  So how do we deal with disappointment and frustration when it doesn’t seem like our plan is working?

Jump on the latest bandwagon that’s going by?  Follow the plan that your friend started back in January?

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Self-Care: Taking Care of You is Taking Care of Them

Self-care?  But that’s selfish, right?  I’m a mom and a wife.  Time for me.  Not a chance.


Taking care of you is taking care of them.  


“Do you not know that your body is a temple?”  (I Corinthians 6:19)  It’s straight from scripture.  Our bodies, yes the body you’re living in whether you’re happy with it or not, IS a temple.  

The first question is “have you asked Christ to take up residence there?”  This is the most important decision you will ever make.  It is your number one priority in life.  

But then after that, we must care for this temple.  We must be a good steward of what we’ve been given.  We must keep it clean and in good working condition.  How do we do that?  We must care for it.  

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