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February 2015 Link Love

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Between the snow days, the child-not-sleeping, the pregnancy, and the busyness of doing all. the. things., I’ve been incredibly UNmotivated to do anything blog related. I would apologize but I’m not going to lie…I’m totally okay with it.

In my absence though, here’s some other great reads that other blessedly motivated people have written. Enjoy!

February 2015 Link Love

How Being an Introvert Affects My Mothering
I made a conscious choice to stop complicating my life wishing I was someone else. I’m learning to be good at who I am—who God made me to be—and trust Him to fill in the gaps.

After the Second One Comes
In these photos I am barely there, a ghost-mother hovering over her life. I wasn’t Me then; I was Mother.

Having a Bad Sleeper Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing Parenting Wrong
…some kids just don’t come with the good sleeper gene, and I’m not going to feel guilty about it. Tired yes, but guilty, no.

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking
What are we losing in our quest for success?

What to Expect When You’re Least Expecting
“Least expecting” is the counterfeit version of what is really necessary: surrender.

The Hardest Kind of Kindness
“You know what, honey? That is the hardest kind of kindness. It can be really, really hard to speak kind words to yourself.”

The Christian & Criticism: advocacy vs. aggression on the Internet
As a trauma survivor, there are lots of things about Christian church culture that trigger me! It helps me to remember that my being triggered does not always indicate the presence of danger.

How to reach the families of special needs children in your church?
When they walk into our classrooms their defenses are up. If there is one thing they have learned, they are the only voice, the only advocate fighting for their child. As ministry leaders we need to respect and honor their voices. What may appear to us as sensitivity is actually years of standing in the gap, shielding and fighting for their child to be accepted and loved by others.

What we don’t need is a bunch of kids hopped up on a kind of Red-Bull-faith — over-caffeinated and overtired and then, finally, crashing into the ground.

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