Take Captive. Take Care.

Like many women, I'm just not a fan of my appearance.  I can catch a glimpse in the mirror and feel instant disapproval of my reflection.  Not tall enough, not thin enough, not fashionable enough, blah blah blah. Also like many women, I'm reeeaaally not a fan of my pregnant appearance.   I begin the... Continue Reading →

That kind of day…

It was the kind of morning that started with the toddler charging (my side) of the bedroom 30 minutes before my alarm.  It continued with an attempt to fall back asleep and pretend it's all a bad dream only to reawaken to the toddler SITTING/JUMPING on my head and accidentally (and gleefully) elbowing me in... Continue Reading →

Self-Care, Part 1

I wonder how many times I've said...or thought...or yelled, I just need a break from the kids!  I also wonder how many times the children have felt the same toward me?  Or each other?  Truth is, we all need regular breaks from others.  And ourselves! One of my favorite C.S. Lewis allegories is his depiction of... Continue Reading →

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