Once Upon a Blog

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Michelle
Michelle

Hi friends! So Desi and I have been texting back and forth about the ups and downs and ins and outs of being a mom…

Michelle
Desi Kippes

And let’s just say those texts have saved me from pulling out ALL my hair and hiding in my closet for days. 😊

Michelle
Michelle

Ha. 😝 You and me both! Which is what birthed our idea!💡

Michelle
Anna
Anna

What’s the idea? Spa day?💅 (Please?)

Anna
Desi Kippes

As fun as that would be, we were thinking more like National Mom Nap Day. 😴 (How  amazing does that sound?!)

Ashley
Ashley

Ah-mazing. Oh, and fun fact: National Nap Day is March 10th.  It’s a Friday, so put it on your calendar.

Ashley
Anna
Anna

I’m RSVPing right now. 😉

Anna
Desi Kippes

HA! Okay, okay, in all seriousness, what if we were to have a group text where we all share the craziness of our days? You know, so Michelle and I don’t feel like we are the only loonies… 😏

Ashley
Ashley

Ooo I’ll join that bin. #countmein 🙋

Ashley
Michelle
Michelle

Haha, the more the merrier!  

So thinking aloud, could we somehow make this public for other moms to relate to?

Michelle
Laura
Laura

Like a blog? 🤔

Laura
Michelle
Michelle

Hmm, good thinking!

Michelle
Anna
Anna

I love getting some truth into my crazy day when I can, but most of the time if I start to read a blog, I get interrupted by a screaming child.

Anna
Laura
Laura

Or multiple screaming childs!!  👶👦👦👦 #grammarpoliceIseeyou 😉

Laura
Ashley
Ashley

Oh my goodness, girls, yes! I feel like I am always on borrowed time because when I do get a second I like to do things like shower or go to the bathroom. 💁

Ashley
Anna
Anna

Haha! I know, I think I LIVE on borrowed time.

Anna
Ashley
Ashley

Well, hmm…what if we used our little snippets of borrowed time to encourage each other? Because what mom of littles has time to sit down and read long blog posts these days? 🤔

Ashley
Michelle
Michelle

Love that thought!!

Michelle
Jessica Sorosiak
Jessica Sorosiak

Such a good idea. I think there are a lot of women out there who are experiencing many mom moments just like us.

Jessica Sorosiak
Michelle
Michelle

And I’ll speak for myself, but I know I need to hear “me too” sometimes.

Michelle
Laura
Laura

Same here. There are times that we just need to get our feelings out there and know someone hears us!

Laura
Anna
Anna

That’s exactly what I was thinking. But not JUST to vent…that might get depressing. 😔

Anna
Laura
Laura

Agreed. 🙋

Laura
Michelle
Michelle

You mean this isn’t a new wave of political campaign ads?!! 😂

Michelle
Desi Kippes

Oh deliver us, Lord. Please no. 😁

Laura
Laura

🙈🙉 I need some real truth from real people.

Laura
Ashley
Ashley

Right. It’s so refreshing when moms are honest about their lives. What if we commit to having authentic conversations, rather than just sharing our highlight reels?

Ashley
Michelle
Michelle

Yes! Texting the truth. 👊

Michelle
Jessica Sorosiak
Jessica Sorosiak

👍👍  

Sometimes I just need a little honesty to get back on track. I need someone to help me shine light on the situation.  🔦

Jessica Sorosiak
Michelle
Michelle

Totally. To get outside of my head and find more of God’s perspective, especially in some of my mom moments!!

Michelle
Laura
Laura

Like when life is getting a little… shall we say, hairy? Messy? Like meltdown central station?

Laura
Ashley
Ashley

Yes, yes, and yes!🙋

Ashley
Michelle
Michelle

Exactly! We can’t avoid life being nuts… but we can choose where we are going to focus.

Michelle
Desi Kippes

Is it going to be the toddler tantrums and mama failures or…

Anna
Anna

GRACE.

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

real mom moment

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Both God’s grace and grace from one mom to another. Someone who’s been there and gets it.

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Right. Real moms, real grace. That could be our tagline!

Michelle
Ashley
Ashley

I love it!

Ashley
Michelle
Michelle

I’m excited! Let’s do this!

Michelle
Desi Kippes

Okay, but let’s still be funny. 😉

 


truth to inhale

Soaking in the Truth

  • Scripture to encourage you:
    • Psalm 25:5, “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”
    • Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth;
    • John 8:31,32 “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”



truth to exhale

Living Out the Truth

  • Ideas to try:
    • Find a group of friends to be honest with. (Okay, we know this isn’t as easy as it sounds. Where did most of us start? Our MOPS Group. We highly recommend finding a group on their website as a starting place.)
    • Break the ice. Sometimes it takes you stepping out of your comfort zone and being the first to get real about what’s going on in your life. When you let your guard down, others begin to feel more comfortable being honest–this is how relationships go past the superficial and become deep and precious friendships.
    • If you would like us to come alongside of you and tackle a topic in your motherhood, we would be honored. Write us here

{These suggestions are ideas from novice moms. Sometimes our life situations need more.
In that case, seeking out professional help is the right call.}

About Michelle Warner

The truth about me is that I love spending time with people–whether it be with moms in MOPS, students in writing camps, friends in my supper club, or family on our patio. And if you combine people and words, I am definitely in my happy place. One of my most favorite moments is sitting around a table with the people I love sharing deep conversations about life. Inviting people into our home and pulling out my fancy dishes invigorates me, though tackling the hand-wash pile in my sink does quite the opposite. (Sorry, Hubby. I’ll get to those soon!) I’m learning to enjoy the people in my life without feeling the need to prove myself or always make them happy. God continues to teach me that when I find what I need in Him rather than the perfectly-cooked chicken or the perfectly-timed word, I have a security that can’t be shaken. And that’s a good thing since my hard-working husband and I have two very determined little girls who keep us on our toes!

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