The Mom Workout- My Messy Beautiful

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I love Glennon at Momastery for a myriad of reasons, but mostly for her she-has-me-in-stitches humor, the bravery in which she shares her stories, and her raw, gut-honest words. We’ll be friends one day, but until then, I was inspired to join her Messy, Beautiful Warriors Project, where writers and bloggers from all over, share the truth of their story as a reminder that WE ARE IN THIS CRAZY MOM ADVENTURE TOGETHER. If you have a story to tell about life, faith, friendship, or parenting, by all means, join us! CLICK HERE!

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A Binky for Donald Duck

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We’re going on about 2 hours now; the endless crying and snotty sobbing, the getting out of bed, the wails for Mamaaaaaaa!! echoing throughout what my whole being senses as the entire neighborhood.

Remember this post, Retraced Steps? The one where we took Ty’s binky/pacifier/chupie/whatever you want to call the plastic baby crack? After a week of sleep deprived everyone, Bry and I acknowledged that sometimes it’s not about being right, it’s about timing for all parties included. We gave Ty his binky back for naps and bedtime to ensure all four people in our household slept again until a future date. Lesson learned.

Until last night.

What Dad Would Say

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Bekah Jane,

I’m sorry you’ve had a tough couple of days.

I know being a parent isn’t a piece of cake.

It’s actually the hardest thing you’ll ever do. The love and consistency and prayer and energy that go into teaching these little people about how to love Jesus, and to share, and listen, and not bite- the list goes on… I know. I’ve been there. I’m still there… you’re never done being a parent.