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Sorry for any typos. I mostly blog from my iPhone lying in bed nursing a baby or sitting on the couch nursing a baby, or wearing a baby nursing. In between home schooling and laundry and diaper changing. Oh did I mention I might be nursing a baby? The point is, I rarely sit down at the computer. Thanks for understanding. You're the best!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

hard mommy days

Monday was a particularly hard mommy day. You know the kind (well i hope I'm not alone) when the kids wake up fighting, crying, whining! AHHHHH! It makes me want to run for the hills.  The day started that way and ended that way. It DID NOT get better ALL day. Usually if we are having one of "those days", we scrap all plans and I send everyone back to bed for a "do over"  I make more coffee, and we paint or play in the water or watch TV, yes watch TV. But Monday was different. NOTHING worked. I turned into grumpy grouchy mom and we were all unhappy, There was no joy of the Lord is our strength on Monday.

It made me sad, angry, frazzled and all together CRAZY!

Then after all the littles were nicely tucked in bed I started praying and thinking about the day. What went wrong, I thought. What didn't I do, I thought. Then, like a lightning bolt, it hit me. We all have those days. (right?) We do.  It could have been a lot of things. We are visiting my parents, so we aren't in our own home, our schedule is off, daddy isn't with us, or they could be catching a cold. I'm not sure. What I am sure of, is these little blessing from God are part of how I work out my salvation. I realized I didn't treat them the way I would have treated Jesus.

I'm not sure if I could have made everyone happy, but I'm sure I could have behaved better. I could have chosen to Let the Joy of the Lord be my strength.

Tuesday and today have been much better. I've cracked my Bible back open and am diving in. I'm offering up my "crazy days" for Heaven for my children. 
It's not a magic pill or easy button, but I know that God can and does work all this out for His Glory! (and our good!)

Here are some great things to do, when you need a "do over"

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday, already.

This weekend was a blur. I woke up and honestly forgot it was Monday. I am linking up with http://www.themodestmomblog.com/2013/06/modest-monday-and-a-link-up-38/

It's a maternity skirt, but I liked it so much, I still wear it :)

The shirt, my mom gave me. 
Flip flops are from target. I think. ;)

We had a busy, but relaxing weekend. Saturday was spent cleaning and doing laundry. I took the two oldest boys to Mass Saturday night, with my dad. My wonderful mom stayed with the 2 little ones. Sunday was relaxing. We straightened up the toy room at my parents house ( we are visiting my family) then the kids played in the sprinkler. And searched for bugs.  Fun in the sun.  

I hope you have a crazy awesome week. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Modest Monday link up

I feel a little strange posting about modesty, then putting up a picture of myself. I very much enjoy seeing what other moms wear. How they make skirts work everyday. I am far from being skirts only. But I very much desire it. I wear skirts 99% of the time when I'm out and about. At home however, I still wear yoga pants or jeans a lot. I don't think this is wrong, however I don't feel "ready for work" dressed like I just rolled out of bed. 

So here you go. 

This is a strapless maxi dress from target, with a button up my mom gave me. 

I just want to say a special thanks to Caroline from The Modest Mom for this awesome link up. http://www.themodestmomblog.com/