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current state of motherhood

I feel like this gets talked about a lot but….it is so true.  The range of experiences and emotions that one experiences as a (primarily) stay-at-home parent is mind blowing.  Within a given day (ok, lets be real, 1/2 hour), I experience the highs of watching my children play, sharing their joy, observing their development, receiving and giving affection, etc. etc…  I also experience the lows of meltdowns, physical exhaustion, loneliness, messes, you get the idea.  Most days I find myself apologizing once or more to my kids for messing up (hey, moms have meltdowns too).

 

But for real.  these faces.  we’ve had a fabulous and long summer break and

it has been just. so. great.

Currently

Progress notes, princess sofia, coffee, and watercolor.

Merry everything 

I’m working on a “year in review” post but in the meantime, here are some Holiday photos. Every year I find myself thinking about how I can plan, organize, and do more, but I think that’s just the nature of being a mom at Christmas time! December included track out for Jackson, multiple illnesses for almost all of us, Play dates, advent, trips to the library, museum visits, baking, Christmas movies, crafting, too much screen time, slow mornings, book reading, Christmas music, and way too many treats! We have been merry and yes, tired and short on patience at times, but I’m so thankful for Jesus and family and Christmas!

Fave photo Friday 

Throwback this week to when my now 7-year-old was 7 days old. ❤️❤️❤️

Only a year ago?

I’d say our Maggie has grown a bit since last Mother’s Day!

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