“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” My patience, calm and thankful tanks were on empty.
I am also human, and working on myself one step at a time. As I prepare to write this, I earnestly feel gutted. Today, I was THAT mom. The mom that I have seen a million times; trying to keep it together as she can feel the entire façade of "everything is perfect" start to… Continue reading I Am THAT Mom.
Guys, It has been a spell! One year ago, I wrote what I thought was going to be my final post for Earnest Mom. However, with much reflection and prayer it appears what was needed was a nice break. A year off to reconnect, make some life changes and now I am earnestly back!! There… Continue reading An Earnest Break.
Ever had a children’s show remind you of the most important things in life?! I present, Daniel Tiger and his sing song way of speaking to hearts young and old.
Daniel Sherwin is a single dad raising two children, a 9 y/o daughter and 6 y/o son. He created DadSolo.com, aiming to provide other single dads with information and resources to help them better equip themselves on the journey that is parenthood. PHOTO BY RAWPIXEL. Hey Parents, Here’s How to Take the Price and Tension Out… Continue reading How to Take the Price and Tension Out of Traveling. A Guest Blog from DadSolo.
Let me set the scene, it is after dinner and usually the dishes wait until after the kids go to bed...or sometimes until the following morning. Anyway, it is after dinner, we have full bellies, family conversations have ended and next we watch a show or two then start bedtime routines. We head into the… Continue reading Earnestly Seeing the Moment. The Overwhelming Moments of a SAHM.
The Middle Matters is the main course, right in the middle of appetizers and desserts. It is a hearty helping of comfort food that is necessary in this middle life of ours. A warm serving of exactly what we need to remember, the scale is not the boss of us and we are the boss of our own emotions.
Those three words changed this mama’s heart.
A slightly comical look at our bedtime routine, remember what may work for one family may not for another. Glean what you may and enjoy!Typically these two things are not correlated, well not formally but I have come to discover that every single night my children (particularly my darling sweet middle child) experience ALL five… Continue reading Earnest Bedtimes + the 5 Stages of Grief.
Wild and blessed, two words that can describe exactly where I am right now. I am always shocked when I hear the words: " I do not know how you do it" or "how do you get anything done in a day?" Honestly, I never feel like I hit the mark, I rarely feel like… Continue reading Motherhood: A wild and incredibly blessed ride!