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I think having bright lines and boundaries really worked for us, that it made our kids strong and secure because they were clear on expectations and responsibilities. But I wish I had been better able to combine that with letting things go a little bit. Nobody really needs a bath every night. Nobody really needs a balanced meal for every meal. I should have let the freak flag fly a bit more. It’s hard to be a Type A mom. I wish I could have been a bit more B plus, for my sake and their own.
On both kinds of days, I’m genuinely shivering with disbelief that God’s blessings have poured out to me so extravagantly in these three little bodies. These children. These. They’re given to me to raise. The God of the universe sees me fit to raise them. They’re messy and loud and nerve-wracking (and did I say loud?), and yet they’re so unbelievably precious.
I think one of the most important things in setting up your day is to be fully aware of your core values. If you don’t know what you value most it’s pretty difficult to keep that focus first and foremost in your heart and mind. What do you want your life to be about? How do you want to spend your time? What’s most important to you? If those things aren’t being nurtured it’s likely time to make some changes.
bundt cake party!
cakes (by Abbey Hendrickson)

bundt cake party!

cakes (by Abbey Hendrickson)

Lastly, I want to challenge: If you’re a mother, do you have support in your life? If not, why? There is no badge of honor for going it alone. Superwoman is a myth. And I can tell you that bad things happen when mothers isolate themselves.
I think having bright lines and boundaries really worked for us, that it made our kids strong and secure because they were clear on expectations and responsibilities. But I wish I had been better able to combine that with letting things go a little bit. Nobody really needs a bath every night. Nobody really needs a balanced meal for every meal. I should have let the freak flag fly a bit more. It’s hard to be a Type A mom. I wish I could have been a bit more B plus, for my sake and their own.
On both kinds of days, I’m genuinely shivering with disbelief that God’s blessings have poured out to me so extravagantly in these three little bodies. These children. These. They’re given to me to raise. The God of the universe sees me fit to raise them. They’re messy and loud and nerve-wracking (and did I say loud?), and yet they’re so unbelievably precious.
I think one of the most important things in setting up your day is to be fully aware of your core values. If you don’t know what you value most it’s pretty difficult to keep that focus first and foremost in your heart and mind. What do you want your life to be about? How do you want to spend your time? What’s most important to you? If those things aren’t being nurtured it’s likely time to make some changes.
bundt cake party!
cakes (by Abbey Hendrickson)

bundt cake party!

cakes (by Abbey Hendrickson)

Lastly, I want to challenge: If you’re a mother, do you have support in your life? If not, why? There is no badge of honor for going it alone. Superwoman is a myth. And I can tell you that bad things happen when mothers isolate themselves.
"I think having bright lines and boundaries really worked for us, that it made our kids strong and secure because they were clear on expectations and responsibilities. But I wish I had been better able to combine that with letting things go a little bit. Nobody really needs a bath every night. Nobody really needs a balanced meal for every meal. I should have let the freak flag fly a bit more. It’s hard to be a Type A mom. I wish I could have been a bit more B plus, for my sake and their own."
"On both kinds of days, I’m genuinely shivering with disbelief that God’s blessings have poured out to me so extravagantly in these three little bodies. These children. These. They’re given to me to raise. The God of the universe sees me fit to raise them. They’re messy and loud and nerve-wracking (and did I say loud?), and yet they’re so unbelievably precious."
"I think one of the most important things in setting up your day is to be fully aware of your core values. If you don’t know what you value most it’s pretty difficult to keep that focus first and foremost in your heart and mind. What do you want your life to be about? How do you want to spend your time? What’s most important to you? If those things aren’t being nurtured it’s likely time to make some changes."
"Lastly, I want to challenge: If you’re a mother, do you have support in your life? If not, why? There is no badge of honor for going it alone. Superwoman is a myth. And I can tell you that bad things happen when mothers isolate themselves."

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