Motherhood

5 Verses to Pray Over Your Kindergartener

Micah is starting kindergarten next month. I’m not old enough to be here. Well, I am. Obviously. But I really don’t feel like it. He had his preschool graduation and kindergarten orientation a couple of months ago, and we got a lot of lists. What should your kindergartener know by the first day of school? What can you do to…

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Psalm 16:11 | Joy in Motherhood | Feeling Underwhelmed | Feeling Overwhelmed | Sane at Home Mom
Motherhood

Overwhelmed and Underwhelmed

Motherhood is hard. I feel like I write about this a lot, both privately and on the blog. It is the season of life I am in right now, however. I have a baby who still physically needs me, but wants to be independent. A two year old spitfire who is learning boundaries, and a five year old little boy…

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Motherhood

Getting Picky Kids to Eat

My five year old son is a super picky eater. He won’t eat eggs, most meats, bananas, melted cheese(?!) or any cooked vegetables. He does get a good mix of nutrients and proteins in his diet in other ways, but not without some struggle. I have heard all of the suggestions before on how to get him to eat. We…

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Running with Three Kids | Moms who Run | Running with a Stroller | Sane at Home Mom
Fitness

Running with Three Kids

I have recently discovered a true love for running. Three years ago, I would have thought today would never come. Ten years ago, the thought of running more than three laps around the cheer mat made me want to cry. Or actually.. it did make me cry. I don’t think anyone who knew me in high school would think that I…

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Lifestyle

Overcoming Wedding Stress as a College-Aged Bride

Before I was a mom, I was a wife (although I wasn’t just a wife for very long). Before I was a wife, I was a college student planning her wedding to happen the Saturday after finals during my senior year of college. Smart. Rewind a little bit, and Dan and I got engaged the summer before my junior year of college.…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

Family Christmas Traditions

My oldest kid is only four, so we don’t have a ton of family traditions yet, but I seriously love the idea of having the same things to look forward to every year. My son is the age now where he remembers things from last year, and he loved them so much that those will probably be our traditions. North…

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Postpartum Hair Loss | New Confidence | Biblical Self Worth | saneathomemom.com
Lifestyle, Motherhood

Losing My Hair, Gaining New Confidence

So I am almost five months postpartum, and I feel like soon it will be hard to blame my horrible eating habits on nursing, or my extra fifteen pounds on “baby weight”. With this realization, I have started going to the gym more regularly, along with my running. (Read more about my first postpartum race HERE.) I have been feeling…

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