How Imperfect Motherhood is the Greatest Thing Ever!

How Imperfect Motherhood is the GREATEST THING EVER! {IMC Day 51}

Amy Dalke Family 0 Comments

That whole thing about the apple and the tree? Yeah, it’s kinda true. This isn’t breaking news, mind you. It’s just that four times in the last week, I’ve had conversations with different people about Luke’s various idiosyncrasies. These discussions inevitably resulted in some form of, “Where does he get that?” At which point some kind of weird silence hangs in the air while everyone mentally considers that it certainly didn’t come from Larry. I mean, seriously people. What am …

The Hardest Part of Parenting {IMC Day 50}

Jenn Schultz Family 0 Comments

The day my nine-month-old fell off the bed, a friend was over. We were chatting in the hallway, sorting clothes to donate. I’d set him down on his back, sure he was in a good spot. I briefly hesitated, but knew it would only be a minute or two, and satisfied myself with that. A loud thump, followed by a shriek, sent me and my friend flying to the bedroom. She got to him first, and scooped him up, then …

You Can Be a Fun Mom, Even If You Don’t Like Toys {IMC Day 49}

Tara Wohlford Family, Featured 8 Comments

My Mom Confession…I Don’t Like Toys. When I was a child, my family lived in a small town. Making the hour long trek to the “big city” for a shopping trip was always a treat. It was an even bigger treat when the city finally got the greatest store ever…Toys R Us. My child-sized heart beat with joy every time I caught a glimpse. I would ask, “Can we go in? Please?!” At first my requests were met with a …

When “Mommy Doesn’t Feel Good” {EIM Day 48}

Julie Vasconcelos Family, Featured 2 Comments

What do you do when it seems like you never feel well? I get a little tired of hearing the mantra myself. Like a broken record-player. Playing the same old song over and over again. Those sad, disappointed little voices. “Mommy doesn’t feel good… Mommy’s tired… Mommy needs to lay down… Mommy doesn’t feel good…” If you have a hard time staring at piled up laundry that needs to be folded, dishes that need to be put away, kids’ homework …

It's Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay {IMC Day 47}

Amber Lee Family, Featured 0 Comments

[adinserter name=”Mom above”] Ouch! That one small word can hold so many feelings and emotions. For some it evokes sympathy or compassion, even pity. For others it evokes shame and weakness. For me it’s always held feelings of all of the above, so I just didn’t let it out. I never saw this as a real problem. Occasionally I would feel overwhelmed or stressed from holding in all of my “ouch” moments. I would be a beast at home for …

How to Love Your Children Well {IMC Day 46}

Wendy Munsell Family, Featured 3 Comments

Common wisdom says that the best thing a mom and dad can do for their children is to love one another. But more important than that is for a child to see that his parents love Jesus Christ. Not, and I’m being very specific here, not merely hear it said that they love Him, but see everyday, and in every possible way, that Mom and Dad truly love Him with all of their mind, soul, and body. In my case, I’m afraid my children saw …

Dear Momma, You Can Rejoice in Your Imperfections! {IMC Day 45}

Rebekah Family 5 Comments

Dear Momma, Today I want to share some of my imperfections with you. I yell. A lot. Sometimes it seems that the only way that the boys will listen is if there is yelling involved. I lose my patience easily. I discipline out of anger. I have a hard time apologizing. Is it hard to admit these things to you? You had better believe it is! I want to give excuses for each and every one of those imperfections that …

Even Parenting Authors Aren’t Perfect, But God Is {IMC Day 44}

Melanie Young Family, Featured 0 Comments

I am sitting on an airplane on my way to a conference and I am so frustrated! I couldn’t find the top I need to wear tonight. Just couldn’t find it. I tore the house up looking for it. How do things like that happen? How can you lose an outfit you wear all the time? Well, I am just not as organized as folks think. I’m not all put together. I goof up. I goof up a lot. I …

5 Tips to Outwit the Overwhelms {IMC Day 43}

Nancy Kay Grace Family, Featured 2 Comments

We cherish of the sweet moments of motherhood, of tucking our little ones in at night with soft moon-glow as they drift off in peaceful sleep. Reality strikes in any of the following scenarios that develop after the supposed final goodnight. “Mommy, I need a drink!” says the bright-eyed preschooler in the doorway. The elementary student pops out of bed to find you on the couch. “I forgot to tell you something. I need black pants for the school program …

My Confession: I’m an Imperfect Momma {IMC Day 42}

Holly Chubb Family, Featured 0 Comments

Some days it is not easy to be a mother. I have known this for a long time, but never had it been so apparent as when when my 3rd little one showed up. He is so cute, smells so great – I love newborn smell – and he is up all. night. long. I could handle that a lot better if he were my first but these days I have to keep daytime hours with “the terrible twosome.” My middle …