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An annual birthday letter to my son on his 15th birthday

Dear, Tanner

My dearest Tanner… If this past year has proven anything to me, it’s this: the world needs strong, righteous, God-fearing, family devoted men who stand tall in all places. Now more than ever. And as I have watched you this past year I have found myself swelling with pride. Tanner, you are no doubt growing […]

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An annual letter to my son on his 13th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tanner! Read it on Haus of Layne #BirthdayTraditions #Motherhood #RaisingKids

Dear, Tanner

My dearest Tanner… It was the last night we were on the road to Nashville. We arrived in Memphis at 2:00 AM, exhausted, and trying to find a hotel. The one I had in mind was showing as booked by the time we arrived in the city. After circling for some time, we parked in […]

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May

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Only eighteen years and more tales of motherhood. Read it now on Haus of Layne! #Motherhood #RaisingKids #BlackAndWhitePortrait #MotherhoodPortrait #ChildhoodPortrait

Only Eighteen Years

I heard something early on in my beginning years of motherhood that struck me and I have continued carrying it with me. It’s the idea or notion that we as mothers only have eighteen years. Eighteen Christmases, eighteen summers, eighteen first days of school. Only eighteen years. After eighteen years, our children are then beginning […]

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Sep

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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

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 […]

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Aug

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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

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 […]

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Jun

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A Mother's Day to remember. Read it now on Haus of Layne! #MothersDay #Motherhood #BlackAndWhitePortrait

A Mother’s Day to Remember

To the babes that made me a mother five times over. To the five who make me brave. Who make me strong. Who make me soft. Who make me patient. Who make me laugh. Who make me more me than I ever could have on my own. To the five who said yes to a […]

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May

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Benefits of a bedtime routine and why ours along with Burt's Bees Baby has really helped us through the transition of moving. Catch it all now on Haus of Layne! #BurtsBees #BedtimeRoutine #Baby #Motherhood

The Benefits of a Bedtime Routine

This post has been sponsored by Burt’s Bees. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Living transitionally for the past three months with our impending move to Nashville, well, let’s just say it’s been quite the adventure. While we have not been able to control everything, we have tried to maintain aspects of our normal […]

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May

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The things my children teach me and more tales of motherhood. Read more over on HausOfLayne.com #Motherhood #RaisingKids #Childhood #FamilyPhotographs

The Things My Children Teach Me

When I am preparing to say goodbye at the end of my days I will have my children gathered around me. Embracing them I will tell them that, through all of the years we spent together, they taught me so much more than I ever taught them. From the very first day I heard the […]

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Mar

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

Teaching My Daughters What True Feminism Is

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 […]

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Feb

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When All Is Said and Done

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 […]

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Jan

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Dear Owen... an annual birthday letter to my son on his 7th birthday #Birthday #BirthdayTraditions #BirthdayPortrait

Dear Owen

My dearest Owen,  Another year. Watching you today I couldn’t fathom that the past seven years have gone by as fast as they have. It seems like it was just days ago that you came into the world on a quiet Saturday afternoon. I still remember the sun streaming through the hospital window and you […]

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Nov

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A year of goodbyes as our youngest cub turns one. Stories of motherhood and the in-between. #Motherhood #RaisingKids #MotherhoodPortraits #MotherSonPortrait

My Dearest Brooks and Our Year of Goodbyes

My Dearest Brooks, It was 365 days ago that your father and I arrived at the hospital knowing that we would soon be meeting you. The 8 months and 2 weeks prior were more than I ever thought I could survive. It was the longest battle and I spent most of it feeling as if […]

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Oct

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