A Mother’s Prayer

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Dear God,

When I am tired, please give me the energy I need to get through the day.

When I’ve lost all patience, help me learn to walk away.

When there is too much to do, help me prioritize.

When the house is a mess, help me to be okay with that once in a while.

When I am frustrated, help me to always respond in love.

When I don’t want to change one more poopy  diaper, remind me that it doesn’t last forever.

When the baby won’t stop screaming, please give my heart peace.

When I don’t know what to do, remind me to always pray.

When my child is upset with me, help me cherish the snuggles afterwards.

When I feel alone, remind me You’re always there.

When there is so much noise, help me choose joy among the clamor.

When my children ask hard questions, help me respond with wisdom.

When they disappoint me, help me choose grace.

When I’m holding their little hands, remind me that You are always guiding me.

When I want to do something wrong, let me remember the little eyes that are watching me.

In everything I do, let my children see You through me.

Above all, God, help me cherish every little moment, because I will never get them back.

*Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms I know! You are doing an amazing job.*

Mastering The Commissary With Multiples

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Ever since our little Joshua came along, I realized everything we did was going to be different. There is such a bigger adjustment to doing life when going from 2 to 3 as there was going from 1 to 2. This adjustment was something I was not prepared for. I never anticipated how difficult it would be, especially grocery shopping. Oy vey! My first attempts literally resulted in me pulling in the parking lot and then driving right back out, sometimes in tears. It was too overwhelming. I thought I was never going to master grocery shopping with the kiddos. But, now I think I’ve finally nailed down how to successfully shop with my multipes. (I know the word “multiples” is usually used to describe twins, triplets, etc. But in my opinion, if you have multiple children – especially ones close in age – you are a parent to multiples.)

Here are some of the things I’ve learned while trying to master the commissary with multiples: Continue reading

DIY Pallet Wood Kids’ Artwork Display – Living Room Makeover

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I’d always wanted to make one of those artwork display boards that you see floating around Pinterest, but I never really got around to it. I just became too busy. So, the kids’ artwork continued to pile up on our fridge. The thing started to look like a freakish picaso.  Thankfully, my wonderful, amazing husband came up with a solution while the boys and I were visiting my parents for Easter weekend. I’m loving the artwork display he made!

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If you remember from my burlap banner post, we were looking for something that would fill in the space between the flag and the toy shelf. What better idea than a pallet wood artwork display? This seamlessly brought together both worlds – our decor and the boys’ play area – without looking weird.

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When my husband told me how he made this, Continue reading

Can’t Help Falling In Love (Our Story)

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We’re often asked what our “love story” is, and I usually share the short version. Because, well, the long version is just realllly long. So, for those who want to read the long version (who haven’t read/heard it yet), here you go! Be sure to grab a large cup of coffee! You’ll need it! 🙂 Continue reading

Love Gallery Wall – Master Bedroom Makeover

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As I told you in previous posts, hubby and I are slowly making over our house. We’ve been doing bits and pieces in random rooms. So, don’t be surprised if you see posts from different rooms before finally seeing a completed room reveal. We’re kind of ADD about the decor in our house. We start a couple projects before actually completing one. Hey, it always works for us. Why change what works?

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One of the things we wanted to change was the decor above our bed. We had a few pictures hung there, but Continue reading

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