What Motherhood Means To…Meghan

What does motherhood mean to me?

It means constantly cleaning up toys. Occasionally stepping on legos. Scooping poop out of the bathtub.

Cutting the crust off of each sandwich. Continually wiping snotty noses until you just throw in the towel and let it drip. And yelling “GO TO SLEEP” five hundred and sixty-two times every night.

But even more than that, it is the most glorious and rewarding dream-come-true I could ever experience during life on this earth.

Photo Courtesy of Meghan Joy Yancy; Credit: www.slowroadphoto.com

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No, You Won’t Steal My Joy!

Into the mud rolled the big fat truck, and his big important wheels got STUCK! His heavy-duty dump-truck tires were sunk down deep in muck and mire.

MUCK AND MIRE?!!!!!

Without fail, my 4 yo will always, always pause and place extra emphasis on this part of the Little Blue Truck. She thinks it’s hilarious! I typically burst into uproarious laughter with her, but after reading it this last time it hit me in a different way.

Sunk down deep in muck and mire.

Leave it to a children’s book, granted an excellent one, to give me pause as I stopped to reflect upon the current condition of my heart and mind.

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This Is 35

Alright friends. It’s official. I’ve been 35 for a whole entire day and my world has completely changed!

Ok, not really. Haha. But I am a year older and perhaps a bit wiser (???), and more than anything I’m grateful to God for another year!

This birthday is hitting me as a bit of a milestone, so I thought I’d share 10 life lessons I’ve learned along the way. 

I know there’s still so much wisdom I’m lacking and so much knowledge to gain, but for me, this is 35.

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Faith in the Storm: A Survivor’s Story

My name is Tiana Hines.

I am 34 years old.

I am a wife and mother from the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised in East Palo Alto- the soul in the Silicon Valley

My family and I currently reside in the East Bay Area, and to say I’m grateful we are together would be a gross understatement.

This is my story, the one God gave me to share, but it wouldn’t be complete without first telling you our story.

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What Motherhood Means To…Stephanie

Hi! I’m Stephanie, writer of the I Literally LOL blog and wiper of the poopy bottoms.

I never would have thought that a monotonous cycle of laundry, dishes, stinky diapers, discipline, and sleep deprivation would bring me so much joy. No, I’m really not crazy . . . or at least not certifiably. Ahem.

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Gilbert
Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Gilbert

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