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There was a time when all I had to juggle was myself, my red mustang, my apartment and my job. I married and added a man to the mix. Then I had a baby, and another, and another, and another. Suddenly, juggling marriage, motherhood and life became an Olympic sport, and I had trouble keeping all the balls in the air…

 Being a mommy is more than full-time… It’s LIFE-time …every minute, every hour, and every day. Even when they grow up and leave home – you’re still mom.

 

It’s the Best job ever (most days).

I hope that by sharing my stories of Jugging & Struggling – you will be encouraged! Because, whether we’re the mother of toddlers, teens, or even grown children, most of us are constantly struggling and juggling our way through motherhood. Those cuddly bundles of joy who turned us into mothers can also confound, confuse and challenge our calling to the motherhood club.

Your know your a mother if…

 

 

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Articles About Motherhood:

Juggling (and Struggling) Through Motherhood
What really worries me is the rumor going around that every time you give birth, you lose one-fifth of your brain cells. I had four children. You do the math…because I can’t. It doesn’t seem fair to have lost my brain cells and my waist. Read more…

Surviving Motherhood – Advice For Young Moms In my B.C. (before children) days, I read the experts’ parenting books and listened to tapes with aspirations of being the perfect mother. Then I had children… Read more…

Are You A Desperate HouseMom? Sometimes, when I’m having a really bad day of picking up after my kids, I wonder is there an underground railroad for escaping overworked housemoms? If I dye my hair and move to Phoenix, how long would it be before they capture me and drag me home? Can you relate? Read more…

Are You Encouraging Your Child’s Dreams? “Yuck!” I screamed as I pulled a handful of waterlogged caterpillars from the washing machine. Four-year-old Zachary came running and looked at the slimy carcasses in my hand. “You killed my caterpillars?” Read more…

Passing on a Rich Inheritance Maybe to some it would seem that our family doesn’t a have a rich inheritance to pass on because there’s no significant financial inheritance waiting for the next generation. But, I know that isn’t true — the richest inheritance we can leave for our children is a spiritual heritage. Read more…

How To Raise Beautiful Children At sixteen, I was traveling the world and working as an international fashion model. By eighteen, I’d decided my life was not worth living if I couldn’t look perfect. But God had other plans. Years later, I wondered, what can I do so my children won’t grow up with an unbalanced view of beauty? Read more…

 

“Mommy, What Happens When We Die?” Answering big questions from our little ones doesn’t have to be traumatic.  You can address your children’s questions about death and heaven in a simple, loving way. Read more…

Teaching Our Children Thankfulness Do we, as parents, really ponder what it means to “Give Thanks?” The Bible tells us that Christians are to give thanks always, yet I’ll admit I don’t always have a grateful heart. So how should we go about passing on gratefulness to our children? Read more…

Rediscover the Miraculous amid the Mundane I had expected my life to be like one of Walt Disney’s fairy tales where I was supposed to live happily ever after in some enchanted land. Instead, it turned out more like the plot from the movie Groundhog Day , where Bill Murray awakens at 6 am by an old clock radio playing “I’ve got you Babe” and relives the same day over and over again. Read more…

Raising Teenagers – Schools Out For Summer “School’s out for summer… “Alice Cooper’s song blared from my radio back in the ’70s and I enthusiastically sang along…  Read more…

Tips on College Success (for parents) The time has come to proudly launch your child into the world after years of hard work and tough love. So why can’t you stop crying? Read more…

Finding Child-Like Joy In Christ’s Presence! In Your presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Sometimes it takes a child’s enthusiasm to remind us of the joy this season brings. Read more…

 

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