Camp Mama: Junior Chef

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   My older boys are aged 9 and 11. They can (and do) prepare some basic foods, but they’re definitely old enough to learn some new skills in the kitchen. When I was 9, I was a little chef as I was independently baking all the cookies I wanted. […]

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Fit Me This

Fitbit sent me an email today.  Hey Heather, you might sleep better if you improve your workouts.  I’m paraphrasing, obviously, but it  reminds me once again that Fitbit needs a Motherhood setting wherein rough nights are followed by an elimination of fitness goals for the day and naps and take out meals for the daily goals. 

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Camp Mama: Vive La France!

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   This week was crazy. My middle son had Cub Camp all week, which is enough to wear out anyone and their family, but since our district organizes a twilight camp (afternoon-evening) I figured I could still get away with Camp Mama during the day. In addition to Cub […]

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Art as an Imperative 

 I offered him some iPad time and he requested a rain check because he just needed to paint bluebonnets. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about art as an imperative (there’s a blog post coming eventually) and am so happy to see it in my children. 

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Intro to Camp Mama

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   We have only a few brief summers with our children before they are grown and gone. With my oldest we have long passed the halfway mark. If I sit too long and contemplate this I can work myself up to be quite sad about the whole thing, but […]

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Creating Zion

Zion has been on my mind quite a bit lately.  We’ve been in the house for almost four years, so by this point we have developed layers of relationships with people (primarily those at church.) We have served with them, served them, been served by them. We meet at church, we meet professionally, we meet […]

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Let’s Play A Game

Inspired by Sariah, I had Paul fill out a few questions while I was trying to get the baby to sleep last night. What is something I always say? I’m tired. What makes me happy? Spending quality time with family / spending quiet time by yourself. What makes me sad? When the boys don’t do […]

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