Today was our first hike and swim of the summer. And it’s still April, not really warm enough to swim yet…but who cares about details like that! We packed up breakfast, lunch, water bottles, and swim suits and took off for the day. We spent the first half hour eating gluten-free blueberry muffins while bird-watching and chasing geese. Then we spent about an hour exploring … Continue reading Encouragement for New Moms
Yesterday, I wrote a post called “Will I Stay Calm and Patient Today?” I had a crazy, busy, and stressful day yesterday. I did what amounted to five hours of running around with the kids right during lunch time and nap time. I had to stand in line to register our car, with three noisy kids in tow. I had to get three kids in … Continue reading How To Stay Peaceful Under Stress (Practical Tips!!!)
Hello Friends! I’m back today with another “Real Life Honesty” video! I talk all the time about “renewing your mind” and having peace inside, regardless of how crazy your life may be on the outside. Today, I am going to be challenged in this arena. I have a crazy, busy day, with a ton of stuff to get done. I have to do all of … Continue reading Will I Stay Calm And Patient Today?
Hello Friends! I read an article earlier this week that got me thinking. The theme of the article was on the lack of community in our culture, and how it affects young moms. I loved the article as a whole, but I disagreed with part of its conclusion: that young moms are not responsible for building community – that older moms and other people should … Continue reading Five Tips on Building Community for Young Moms
This is a tribute I wrote to my Mom Combs. You can read the first one I wrote her here. You Can Be Healed “Melissa, you don’t have to live like this, you know.” She sat across the table from me, dark hair falling gracefully over her shoulders, open menu in her hands. Her honest, expressive eyes gazed at me pointedly. This was only the … Continue reading Three Lessons I Learned From My Mom (Combs)
This Christmas may have been my best yet. I know it’s a little late to be writing about Christmas, but we always stretch the season out as long as we can. Or maybe I should say I do. Ryan just goes with it…he’s known me long enough to know there’s no fighting it! This year we began the Christmas season by attending a Christmas Eve service … Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Today was a good day: quiet, slow, cozy, and happy. Michelle and Laura flew out Sunday afternoon. It always takes us a few days to adjust when they leave. I’m used to them coming and going so I don’t feel consciously sad, just blah and lazy. The boys, who quickly grow used to all the extra attention, are clingy and crabby for a few days … Continue reading Our Life: Lazy Winter Days