Our Little Sunshine

“Mae, say mmmma-ma. Can you say ma-ma?” She just gives me a cheesy grin. “Da-da-da!” “Say ma-ma-ma!” Again the sweet grin with upturned eye, her eyelashes nearly touching her eyebrows. She refuses to make a noise. As soon as I turn around I hear her sweet voice: “da-da-da! Ga-ga!” She babbles all day long, and […]

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Simple Activities with Baby

My focus for March was simplicity, and as with all of my monthly goals, I am still trying to keep them through the rest of the year. One thing I tried to focus on in March was single-tasking and focusing on what I was doing in the present. The area most important area for this […]

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Mama at a Track Meet

Athletes milled about, jogging, jumping, stretching. The smell of the rubbery track and grassy field blended in the fresh air with the spicy scent of icy hot. “She looks like she’s fast. I wonder which event she’s running,” I thought to myself, immediately beginning to assess the competition. My stomach felt light and nervous. Then […]

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Mae is Six Months!

Where has the time gone? I think I blinked and now Mae is six months old. Half a year. Way too old. I haven’t posted many Mae updates, so I figured it was time for one! I am so blessed to be her Mama. Mae is the sweetest, happiest baby. She loves attention and she […]

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Two Little Things

Often it’s little things that make a big difference in life. I have so many huge things in my life that make it wonderful, but these are two “little” things that I am enjoying right now. Haaka I had heard of this before, then forgot about it. Mama told me about it when she saw […]

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Our Year Review: 2018

2018 has been a year full of blessings and hardships, sadness and joy, and lots of huge life changes. It has been both one of the hardest and one of the best years of my life. January On January 2, the day Sam and I left Mississippi to return to Romania, I found out that […]

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What Mae is Teaching Me

“So are you able to run yet?” My friend asked me, casually in our conversation together over coffee (and a baby in her ring sling). “Well, I am physically able to run, I just don’t have the time to right now. But you know, it’s okay, because I’m not a runner, I’m a Mama now,” […]

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Mamas

Mamas are amazing people. They do so much for their children. Mamas give little life lessons all the time. At random times, while riding in the car, cooking supper, or cleaning the house, they always offer little bits of advice about boys/dating/marriage, cooking, hospitality, cleaning, babies, and any other topic that comes to mind. These […]

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High Goals, Low Expectations

High expectations are hard. I’ve struggled a lot with high expectations recently, but I’m learning a lot from them. I’ve always been pretty bad about having crazy high expectations, then being extremely disappointed when I don’t meet them. When I went to Florida College, nearly twelve hours away from home, I expected to adapt right […]

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