Am I Allowed to Have Fears?
By: Lyndsay Crews Can you think a single word in your mind and go from calm to chaos? Here’s one of mine… Snake!! Okay, don’t panic Lyndsay. [Short, labored breathing] A 6 foot long snake was swimming on top of the water a few feet away from my rowing shell. My coach, who was next […]Keep Reading
Why Do I Compare Myself to Others?
By: Lyndsay Crews I’m not sure why I do this, but I’ve always had a problem with comparing myself to other women. I was catching up with a friend who was conquering the world and motherhood at the same time. She’s what people call ‘a mover and a shaker’. After we parted ways, I took […]Keep Reading
Sparkly Skirts in 42 Degrees
By: Lyndsay Crews Why is it that 3-year old girls have such strong opinions about their outfits? My 3-year old daughter walked happily down the stairs wearing her favorite short sleeve shirt and sparkly skirt. When she hit the platform, she confidently did a pirouette obviously expecting a compliment on her outfit choice. In her […]Keep Reading
Getting Rid of Stuff
By: Lyndsay Crews I can remember telling myself, “I’m not going to have that many toys.” But with 6 grandparents loving on my 4 kids, I now have an entire room devoted to toys. We are very blessed, but sometimes after being in the toy room, I feel the need to get rid of some […]Keep Reading
Do People Know What You’re Really About?
By: Lyndsay Crews My friend sifts through my trash. She’s not homeless; she’s a passionate recycler. I like the idea of recycling. I find value in it and I like that other people recycle. But in order to save money every month, I don’t personally recycle (gasp with lots of judgment). Who would you rather […]Keep Reading
Expectation, Meet My Friend Reality
By: Lyndsay Crews I was irritated. 3:30 AM wasn’t so bad in college, but it’s my least favorite time of day to be awake. It was my third time up that night with my little 5-week old girl who had severe colic. At the time, my oldest was 18 months old so I wasn’t able […]Keep Reading
Anyone Else Have Stressful Mornings?
By: Lyndsay Crews Anyone else have stressful mornings? I was already running behind because my baby #4 woke up late, which meant I started breastfeeding late. My 2 oldest children wet their beds, and I now needed to change sheets. Those things were added to the usual morning joys of getting 4 kids dressed, getting […]Keep Reading
Be Careful Not to Miss It
By: Lyndsay Crews Toy stores make my palms sweat. (RIP ToysRUs) So the mere fact I chose to take my almost 2-year-old son into one shocked even myself. I wanted to surprise him with a (super discounted) toy motorcycle. After we arrived, I jumped out of the car, put him in a buggy (buggy means […]Keep Reading
I Just Wanna Sleep!!!
By: Lyndsay Crews My children took turns every night for a month to potty, have a bad dream or be sick. One night, even the dog woke me up to potty, which convinced me it was a planned mutiny against mommy sleeping. Lying in bed exhausted, I prayed for sleep. When I woke up rested, […]Keep Reading
Mom, the Referee
By: Lyndsay Crews Oh man, I could hear it coming down the hallway. I took a deep breath and braced myself for yet another refereeing session. Ya know, the session when two kids run up to you, each talking (more like yelling) over the other, and you can barely understand what they’re saying. Then, each […]Keep Reading