• Well, apparently a recently released study indicates that stay-at-home moms have 30+ hours of leisure time each week. Yep. That's what the experts sa...
    So Much Leisure Time
    By Tricia Williford
    June 05th, 2014

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  • A friend asked me recently: How are your boys different in their patterns of obedience? Is one more compliant than another?Well. In general, I woul...
    Built-in Teammate
    By Tricia Williford
    June 12th, 2014

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  • I really love having two little men, but some days, it's just hard. Sometimes, I'm just tired. Some days I am running dangerously low on patience bef...
    This Too Shall Pass... really?
    By Tricia Williford
    June 19th, 2014

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  • I had a full-blown parenting meltdown last night. I will spare you the gory, self-deprecating details, but it was a grand display of selfishness o...
    What If I Really Do MISS This?
    By Tricia Williford
    July 03rd, 2014

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  • One big difference between my two children is their tolerance for messiness. Any kind at all, to any degree. It is most evident at mealtime.Tucker i...
    Big Difference Between the Two
    By Tricia Williford
    July 10th, 2014

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  • They are suckers for physical comedy, their own notwithstanding.And because I laughed once, they think they have found the key to my sense of humor...
    Two Stooges
    By Tricia Williford
    July 24th, 2014

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  • Everything is. My two children spend most of their day arguing about what belongs to whom, and they are always in dire disagreement over whose is wh...
    Mine. ALL Mine!
    By Tricia Williford
    August 07th, 2014

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  • A book lover can never be completely without her cherished companion, so when we packed our bag for a morning at the park, I chucked my current dog-ea...
    In the Flowerbeds?
    By Tricia Williford
    August 14th, 2014

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  • Tuck is perfecting his art of selective listening, so I am thereby working on the discipline of obedience. Obey has become the most frequently used wo...
    The Word Does Not Reciprocate
    By Tricia Williford
    August 21st, 2014

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  • They began with separate adventures. The bicycle and the sandbox. Then they found separate shade, yours and mine. Then they redefined separate: Mom...
    Sunny Afternoon
    By Tricia Williford
    August 28th, 2014

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  • Today, Tucker began calling Tyler "Pedro." Pedro is a cat who does many tricks, the most popular of which is his ability to go to sleep on command. Or ...
    Role Playing
    By Tricia Williford
    September 04th, 2014

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  •  I really love having two little men, but some days, it's just hard.Sometimes, I'm just tired. Some days I am running dangerously low on patience befo...
    This Too Shall Pass... really?
    By Tricia Williford
    September 11th, 2014

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  • Tucker was really trying my patience today. He is really very masterful with a fork and spoon; so much so, that he has now decided to get creative wi...
    Encouragement, from Mom to Mom
    By Tricia Williford
    September 18th, 2014

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  • In his perfect holiness, Jesus did not do what I have done today. Today sucked. Forgive me if you do not like that term. But it did. No way around i...
    Jesus Did Not Parent Toddlers
    By Tricia Williford
    September 25th, 2014

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  • Tonight, a woman at WalMart stopped me. Twice.The first time, she said, "I just wanted you to know that I raised two red headed sons of my own. Your...
    Solid Advice
    By Tricia Williford
    October 02nd, 2014

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  • Never Enough. Just a few days ago, I told a fellow parenting friend of mine: "Sometimes I think the hardest thing about parenting is praying enough fo...
    Never Enough
    By Tricia Williford
    October 09th, 2014

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  • The New Rule for Rudeness I am coming to terms with the lost cause that is the complete eradication of rude words in our home. (They're not totally in...
    The New Rule for Rudeness
    By Tricia Williford
    October 16th, 2014

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  • Birds of a... It's just that I had only just mopped the floor. Moments before. It was still wet, in fact. That's when the boys acted on a whim of un...
    Birds of a...
    By Tricia Williford
    October 23rd, 2014

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  • A Careful Balance Parenting is a delicate recipe, a careful balance of this and that. A careful balance of TV and creative play, Fast food and fres...
    A Careful Balance
    By Tricia Williford
    October 30th, 2014

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  • Here's the Thing. So, if the goal of parenting is to teach my children to behave appropriately and grow into fully functioning, independent, God-feari...
    Here's the Thing
    By Tricia Williford
    November 06th, 2014

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  • Disney Channel or Valium?  I have been gone, gone, gone for the last many days, and part of the gift of my departure was the joy of Traveling Alon...
    Disney Channel or Valium?
    By Tricia Williford
    November 13th, 2014

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  • Eye on the Prize  The rewards far outweigh the challenges everyday," she said - a fellow mom of two young children - and she too can count her own ...
    Eye on the Prize
    By Tricia Williford
    November 20th, 2014

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  • Keeping It Real "Tricia, your blog is so funny. I love reading it... I mean, you seem so put together otherwise. Not that you're not, but you know. It's...
    Keeping It Real
    By Tricia Williford
    November 27th, 2014

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  • I took the children to our pediatrician today for Tyler's 6-month-checkup, a check on Tucker's two-week cough, and flu shots all around. Shots are neve...
    Stop Time?
    By Tricia Williford
    December 04th, 2014

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  • All Exhaustion Is Not Equal Yesterday was a rough go. So many things went wrong. And by wrong, I mean they changed unexpectedly. I can vary from a pl...
    All Exhaustion is Not Equal
    By Tricia Williford
    December 11th, 2014

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  • I Almost Said It. I met Braxton last night, a long-awaited newborn who is 15 days old. He was wide awake and snuggly. I pulled out all my best newbor...
    I Almost Said It.
    By Tricia Williford
    December 18th, 2014

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  • Language of MomsYoung moms of our generation have a language all their own. My brother pointed this out as we strolled through Disney World: a child ...
    Language of Moms

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  • He flipped over the handles of his scooter, head over heels. (Not my son. This time it was someone else's little boy.) He was zooming along the sidewal...
    Over the Handlebars
    By Tricia Williford
    January 01st, 2015

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  • In honor of my crazy boys. Yes, sweethearts, Mommy found all the chocolate wrappers hidden behind the couch. This explains your diarrhea, so, thanks...
    Have to Laugh
    By Heather James
    January 22nd, 2015

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  • Just Different ~  It's not easier, it's just different. "But I don't want a banana. And I like Captain America fruit snacks better than Alvin and the Ch...
    Just Different
    By Tricia Williford
    January 29th, 2015

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  • When a Woman Becomes a MotherI never dreamed that I could loveSomeone I hardly knew.But that was just until the day When I first laid eyes on you. *...
    Love at First Sight
    By Shelley Hendrix
    February 05th, 2015

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  • How do explain "death" to a 3 year old?Her tender heart trusts so naturally, and as a mommy, I want to protect her as long as possible from life's painfu...
    Broken Goldfish
    By Shelley Hendrix
    February 12th, 2015

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  • Scripture! It changes hearts. It changes lives. And it is the MOST POWERFUL TOOL we have to pray for our children! Today, sweet moms, would you take ...
    Praying Scripture Over Your Ch...
    By Stephanie Shott
    February 19th, 2015

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  • It was Thanksgiving 1997. I had a 3 1/2 year old and a barely 1 year old underfoot and had decided I was going to make the annual Thanksgiving Dinner f...
    Why You Shouldn't Compare Yours...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    March 05th, 2015

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  • I am right smack dab in the middle of the absolute craziest season of my life. The absolute craziest, but the absolute best.In between changing diaper...
    The One Thing I Can't Afford NO...
    By Katie Gibson
    March 12th, 2015

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  • Today didn't go at all according to my plan. And I'm so glad it didn't. Instead of getting a lot of work and study done (which would have been a good thi...
    Interruptions or Surprises?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    March 19th, 2015

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