Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionDoing a Monday Mom Confession a couple of weeks ago was so fun and freeing that I think I’m going start doing it weekly, at least until I’m out of ideas to share.  I’d love for you to join me – I’ll start doing a link-up so feel free to jump on board, or just share your own confession in the comments!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here.

I play the worst game ever with my kids.

You know how sometimes you get silly and say “I love you.”  “I love you more.”  “I love you most!”?

Basically, I do the opposite.  

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Surviving Dinner – Turkey & Stuffing Casserole

Lots of recipes claim they can be cooked in 20 minutes or less.  Some nights are so busy, even that’s too long.  “Surviving Dinner” is a series that is not about good wifeing, mothering, or cooking.  It’s about surviving.  It’s for those nights when you’re tempted to write “fast food” on the menu, but cooking at home will save you a few dollars, a few hundred calories, and loads of mommy-guilt.  Recipes found here can be cooked quickly and have minimal prep and clean-up.  Some may require a little pre-planning, but many won’t.

{Edit:  I finally have a picture of this casserole so I decided to update this post from 2011 – just in time for Thanksgiving!}

thanksgiving leftovers turkey stuffing casserole

 

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Proverbs 31 and the Working Mother – Part 3

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This is the final of a three-part series looking at The Wife of Noble Character from Proverbs 31 in the context of the contemporary working mom.  Check out Monday’s and Wednesday’s posts to learn more!

Quick review from the first post in this series – the “Wife of Noble Character” passage from Proverbs 31 was initially written from a mother to her son advising him to choose a wise woman as a wife.  Subsequently it has been used in Jewish culture simply as a blessing that a husband would recite over his wife in appreciation for her.  Not necessarily for doing all those things in the passage, but simply as an expression of love and gratitude for her and the blessing that she represents.

I loved, loved, loved learning this because it switched the perspective of the passage from a place of deficiency and attempts to earn worthiness in the eyes of our husbands to celebrating our inherent goodness and value.  Continue reading


Proverbs 31 and the Working Mother – Part 2

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This is the second in a three-part series looking at The Wife of Noble Character from Proverbs 31 in the context of the contemporary working mom.  Check out Monday’s post, and return Friday for the conclusion!

On Monday we established the origins and intent of the Proverbs 31 passage and learned that it’s not necessarily a laundry list of activities for Godly women.  But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still have a little fun with it.  Here are the reasons I’ve come across that it isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all guideline for how women should conduct themselves. Continue reading


Proverbs 31 and the Working Mother – Part 1

 

proverbs 31 working mom

This is the first in a three-part series looking at The Wife of Noble Character from Proverbs 31 in the context of the contemporary working mom.  Check back Wednesday and Friday for other posts in the series!

I’ve got a bunch of things I’m going to work on “someday.”  I’m sure you do, too.  Way in the back of my mind is a list of very worthwhile projects I’d love to find time to tackle.

One of those efforts I’ve been longing to take on has been to study the Proverbs 31 woman in-depth to get a clearer sense of her income-generating efforts and how that fits into the whole “working mom” discussion in Christian circles.

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Thankful Thursday – Thankful for Being Known

I’m participating in Angela Strand‘s Thursday Thankful List link-up again this week.  Join us!

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

It’s a strange thing, being an introvert.  On the one hand I crave meaningful relationships but on the other hand it’s such hard work to develop them that they don’t happen as often as they probably should.

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Monday Mom Confession

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We all have those things that we do that we’re not particularly proud of.  I’m not talking about “I know this issue is highly charged but I believe the choice I make is in my child’s best interest.”  I’m talking about “I totally know I shouldn’t do this but it makes my life easier so I’m gonna do it anyway.Continue reading


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