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What advice would you give yourself right now?
You don’t have to do it all, every day. I’m constantly telling my self to slow down and enjoy this time. It’s tough to disconnect myself from the messy kitchen or the piles of laundry and go upstairs and play. Most days, I find it difficult to do things for myself when I know I have a million things on a to-do list that I need to accomplish. But all of those things? Well they’re just things and the people in my life should take top priority.
What keeps you up at night?
Worry. I’ve learned to let it go every night and give it to God. If not, I don’t know that I would sleep at all. The worry is mainly for my children. Am I doing this right? Will I regret something I did today 10 years from now? There are no clear cut answers when it comes to praying, which means I spend a lot of time in prayer about parenting.
What are you dreaming about?
Staying home with my children. I’m still on maternity leave, but I have some tough choices to make in the next few weeks. It’s also one of the things that brings a little fear and uncertainty. I teach kindergarten, and I love the job and that part of my life, but I’m afraid I’ll look back in 20 years and regret not staying home during these important years.
What’s a guilty pleasure?
Over indulgent coffee drinks from Starbucks. Caramel Frapuccinos with whipped cream. The more calories, the better.
A favorite verse?
Blessed is she who believed the Lord would fullfill his promise to her.
Our Family In Photos:
My children not looking at the camera.
One of our first attempts at a family photo as a family of four. It isn’t perfect, but it will forever be one of my favorites. Apparently, my daughter didn’t realize that her new baby brother would cry so loudly or so much.
What I look like on a regular basis.
Oversized t-shirt (that belongs to my husband) and yoga pants are what I wear if I don’t have to leave the house, and it’s what I change into as soon as I get home in the evenings. I love dressing up, but in our house we live and comfort is always best.
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