anna rendell

writing real encouragement

for real moms

on where I’m sleeping tonight

I'm sitting on a couchbed tonight, grateful and overwhelmed and a little raw. I haven't slept in what feels like days, my eyes sandpapery and dry, and my stomach in knots from eating junk food all day today. Today my little 2-month old baby girl had a minor surgical...

on Macy’s Lakeshore Grill {review + giveaway!}

A couple of weeks ago our family had the pleasure of dining at at the brand new Lakeshore Grill in Macy's at Ridgedale Mall. I was thrilled that my husband was invited and the baby was welcome, and that it would be miss J's first fancy night out =) We are big Macy's...

on bearing my marks proudly

I scroll through my Facebook feed, passing photos of women in workout gear, weight loss progress reports, toned legs stretched out in a chairside view of an ocean. A friend of mine from years ago is now a professional bodybuilder, her photos making me cringe in...

on writing

I sit, a warm-ish latte in front of me. Rain is sleeting down and a patio umbrella just blew past the window. Daddy has both babies on an errand, giving mommy uninterrupted time to write. First I check email, follow up here, reply there. Oops, this is work - start the...

On the Flip Side of Love {an (in)courage post}

I’ve felt a bit reserved with my love lately. Like my heart wants to burst at the seams but for some reason, decides to just quiver a little instead. I know fear is creeping in when I don’t lean into my husband as we stand in the kitchen, or hold his smiling gaze for...

on my Josie girl at One Month

Milestones She smiled at me!! Last Thursday (so technically she was already five weeks old. Whatever.) A big ol' gummy grin. It was wonderful. Since then she's given daddy little smiles, and MorMor got a big one tonight. Playtime She loves to do tummy time on her...

on the first three weeks

I want to tell you a little about our baby girl, and life in these past few weeks. And it's going to be in bullet points, because #newborn. =) Our sweet little Josie girl turned three weeks old today, and our lives have never been richer. Or sleepier. This baby,...

on Josie Marie: introducing my daughter!

Josie Marie Rendell April 22, 2014 9:22pm 7lbs, 15oz 20" long           Our sweet, precious daughter is here and we could not be more in love. Big brother is as smitten as we are. More photos {you can see more here} and stories to come, but...

on (in)RL 2014 {an (in)courage post}

You did it. You, brave one, chose community over fear. You opened your homes to women whose faces you’ve only seen in tiny square boxes online. You drove to the home of a new friend, leaving your family behind on a lovely Saturday afternoon. You mingled with ladies...

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Meet Anna

I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (2), and Clara Grace (1). Join me at the picket fence and let's talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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