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It had been a long day. A long week too. Heck, it’s been a long year for crying out loud.  Over the past almost 12 months I have found myself lamenting over all that I haven’t done and all that I am not doing. Every time I feel a spark of energy or when everything […]

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A son like him. Tales of motherhood and the task of raising incredible humans. Read it now on Haus of Layne! #Motherhood #MotherAndSons #RaisingChildren #WomenOfFaith #MomBlog

A Son Like Him

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He and I were tangling the other night. One of us giving pre-teen attitude and the other battling for control. Butting heads is usual for us these days. Both extremely passionate people, perfectionists. And we are critical of others who we don’t feel measure up to a bar that we have created in our own […]

Give me all the summer memories. Tales of motherhood and why watching our kids grow up is the greatest blessing. Read it now on Haus of Layne #Motherhood #RaisingKids #DocumentingTheEveryday #MemoryKeeping

Give Me All the Summer Memories

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Oh, this summer. It has brought me the most magic and the most change in my life that I have ever experienced. Pure magic in the most monumental and mundane of ways. Our everyday life will soon look completely different (more of this to come in the very near future) and I find myself in […]

Teaching my daughters about true feminism. Read it all at HausOfLayne.com #Motherhood #Feminism #MothersAndDaughters #RaisingDaug

Teaching My Daughters What True Feminism Is

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Being a parent this day in age comes with an equal amount of absolute joy and immense heartache. A heartache that I wish I didn’t have to walk with every day. Being a mother of daughters? The walk alongside the heartache is long, filled with muddy waters and calloused feet. I will always believe that […]

When All Is Said and Done

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Well, happy New Year my dear friend. I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday season. It always goes by much too fast. While I decided this year that I wasn’t going to set goals and hold myself accountable to an entire list of things I am vowing to do better (like […]

Rooting them on. Tales of parenthood and raising over achieving children #Parenting #RaisingKids #Motherhood #Family

Rooting Them On

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It’s a strange thing, isn’t it? To watch your children grow into individuals. Don’t get me wrong, they always have been individuals, but to really be at a place where you have to give them the room and space to be just that. For so long it’s been what we as their parents think is […]

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