Belinda

When Your Kids Aren’t Like You…

June 24, 2013
Your Kids Don't Make Sense

I’m going to start with an analogy I read in Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic. Pretend you are a tomato plant and your husband is a tomato plant. You have your first child and it is a tomato plant. You are all happy little plants in your garden. Then […]

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What Mom Gave: A Sense of Adventure

May 10, 2013

Today we continue to honor motherhood by writing about the gifts our mothers gave us–because motherhood isn’t about pin-worthy crafts and postable Facebook or Twitter moments. Give Belinda (and her mom) some comment love as she shares the gift of adventure her mother gave her. Perhaps you’ve heard of “one-tank vacations” with the slowdown in […]

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When You Wonder If God Will Heal Her…

April 22, 2013
Teaching our girl about prayer

I have a confession. I’ve shied away from praying with my kids for things that I’m afraid He won’t grant. For example, if one of them is sick, we can pray together for them to get better because I’m pretty confident that either through God’s divine intervention or the amazing way that He designed our […]

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When bleach and probiotics don’t make everything better

January 21, 2013
When moms can't help sick kids

This fall my daughter was sick – nothing major, just a persistent sore throat and fever that would not go away. I did everything in my Dr. Mom bag of tricks – took her to the doctor, antibiotics, vitamin C drops, spoonfuls of honey, Motrin. But although she could go an entire day without a […]

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Friend or Frenemy? Helping Girls Recognize True Friends

December 3, 2012
Helping Girls Choose their friends

I have three daughters. Three wonderful, sweet, fun girls to be around. We are blessed to live in a neighborhood with LOTS of girls. This means lots of friends to play with at any moment. But I have to tell you, I’ve found that not all girls are wonderful, sweet and fun to be around. […]

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