We were on our way to church and my son wasn’t happy. He looked down at his resin
sculpture, a dog he created with a mold he made, and sighed in disgust.
“What’s wrong?” I asked him. He worked on this piece all day. He was so proud when it first
came out of the mold. He sanded it, cleaned and polished it. He even touched up the edges
and smoothed out the imperfections.
This is a letter to you. A message to a mother, from a mother.
Who better to write a message to a mother, then someone who’s right there in the trenches with you? I know what it is to love so much, and at the same time not want any human beings around me.
I know what it is to get angry and feel crushing guilt.
Today I’m going to share the recipe for my favorite DIY all purpose cleaner. It gets the job done, while keeping my family, and the environment, safe.
At The Grace To Grow, we’re all about living intentionally, stewarding well, and getting the most out of life so that we can love well and serve well. A big part of that is living as toxin free as possible.
You guys. It’s time to start spring cleaning the house, and I have created for you (and me!) a free, multi-page printable checklist for all things spring cleaning. You are about to rock the whole clean house situation. Free access to that is at the bottom of this post. But for those of you who don’t mind hearing me ramble and learning some spring cleaning tips and tricks… read on!
Can you imagine a life lived where every moment was spent intentionally? Even if moments of relaxation and quiet were intentional? Today, for part 2 of our “Spring Clean Your Life Series,” we’re talking about how to manage your time wisely.
Since becoming a mom for the first time, God has really made it clear to me that he is refining me. Becoming a mother changed my life. What I discovered when I became a mother was that God was using the refining fire of motherhood to change me. One way he does this refining work is through bath time. You parents know what I mean.
Having kids will change you. Do you believe that? Here’s my story.
Is there anything as earth-shaking as the moment your first child is born? I remember getting ready to leave the hospital after the birth of my first child, and all I could think was, “They’re letting me take him home?” Although I knew he was our child (so of course we should take him home), I also couldn’t help feeling that the hospital staff was making a big mistake trusting me with this sweet, little life.
Everything about who I was shifted when that little boy was put in my arms. I began to shrivel in big ways. I lost part of who I was for a time, just as most mothers do. Finding ourselves again, as mothers, is so important. But in that time when motherhood was breaking me down… When I felt beat and exhausted… Motherhood began to grow me. After some time passed, what I found was this: I changed when I had kids. Thank goodness. Having kids made me a better person. And I believe having kids will change you as well.
Hey, I’m Cecily! I’m a wife, a homeschooling mom of 3, a business owner, and I’m so thankful for the saving grace of Jesus. I’m all about living intentionally, pursuing health, eliminating toxins, and growing in faith. I’m here to help you intentionally choose life, purpose, and health. Want to know more about how I can help you? Check out the “About” section!
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