Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I ran across this yesterday in the midst of desperation! You know those moments when you finally figure out that you CAN'T do it on your own and look towards the ONE that has been there the whole time waiting for you to JUST ASK!! Well, I had a moment like that yesterday. Being the mother of 3 young children is the most wonderful thing yet the most challenging thing I've done thus far in my life! My "Middle" child has been giving me a rough time lately...Yes, I think it has something to do with the new baby, his daddy traveling some with his job, him having a cold and his STRONG WILL!!! Do you have one of those in your family? Well, let me tell you he keeps me on my toes! My husband and I were reading Parenting the Strong Willed Child a few weekends ago and we had to laugh that our son fit almost every description/characteristic to a tee. At that point we just looked at each other and realized we really have our work cut out for us!

When I ran across this prayer from Focus on the Family, I was comforted to know I/We don't have to do it on our own! I quickly printed it out and placed it on my bathroom mirror to read EVERY DAY!

"Lord, You know my inadequacies. You know my weaknesses, not only in parenting, but in every area of my life. I'm doing the best I can to raise my kids properly, but it may not be good enough. As You provided the fish and the loaves to feed the five thousand hungry people, now take my meager effort and use it to bless my family. Make up for the things I do wrong. Satisfy the needs that I have not met. Compensate for my blunders and mistakes. Wrap Your great arms around my children, and draw them close to You. And be there when they stand at the great crossroads between right and wrong. All I can give them is my best, and I will continue to do that. I submit them to You now and rededicate myself to the task You have placed before me. The outcome rests securely in Your hands."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog...that is the question

I have been pondering this question for over a year now...Do I have time? Will others want to read what I have to say? Am I smart enough to figure it out? Well, here I am! I am stepping out of my comfort zone and entering the BLOG WORLD!

It hit me, as I was cleaning my house today...I learn from other women who have these wonderful I can share what I learn, share what I love and share what I do!

Let's talk about the took me ALL DAY joke a total of 7 hours...and I don't have a big house!! Of course, part of the reason was that I was trying to entertain my 5 and 3 year olds and between naps of my 9 week old I was feeding, changing and holding her! Needless to say, I must find a better system...I don't have 7 hours in a day to CLEAN!!!

Well, I think I found a system that hopefully will work for me...especially in this CRAZY stage of life. Becky at CleanMama has a wonderful system that she has created and I ordered the cleaning kit from cleanmamaprintables. She has all sorts of great kits to help us busy women stay organzied and on task. You must check it out!