Category Archives: feeling overwhelmed

waiting in the dark

I attended a funeral yesterday for a beautiful, successful, straight-A high school student of my former school in Maryland.  My younger sister, who attends the school now, was devastated by this girl’s death; she described her as “the nicest person.”  … Continue reading

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drowning in chaos

I know I am not the only one who has days (almost all of them?) where I feel like all I am doing is damage control.  I pull one child away from one mess-making scene and fetch something for the … Continue reading

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writing our little books

“A talented woman was asked by a friend, ‘Why have you never written a book?’ ‘I am writing two’ was the quiet reply.  ‘I have been engaged on one for ten years, the other five.’ ‘You surprise me!’ the friend … Continue reading

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out of the miry bog

“I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction,  out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He … Continue reading

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some of the best advice

A friend of mine, Jess, recommended a book to me and several other moms called Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic.  The book was written by a young mom in the throes of raising five … Continue reading

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