anna rendell

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One for the Books

It's been a month for the books, friends. My calendar said July was going to roar in with a great 'whooooosh' and swoop out just as quickly, but bobbing along in its tide has still been a surprise. We spent our annual weekend at family camp and as usual, it was...

These Days, Mothering Is…

These days, mothering may not look like the movies. Or the TV shows. Or most of our Instagram feeds. Or our friends lives. Or what we thought it would look like. These days... Mothering is sharing all of my food. Anything on my plate, going to be on my plate, used to...

Title Nine Bra Fit Fest + a Giveaway!

The last time I bought a new bra was when I was pregnant with Sam... FIVE years (and two more kids!) ago. It was beyond time for a new one because #threebabiesinfouryearsandallthenursing. So last week, my friends and I visited Title Nine (in Edina, MN) for...

From Where They Stand

The other day, my 4 year old took my phone. He held it carefully for an hour, snapping pictures at every turn. I posed with him for a few, but the subjects and angles were all him. All from his vantage point. All things that matter to him. All in the exact way that he...

When Love Looks Like a Latte

Collapsing into the couch, I stared out across the pond out back, too spent to actually see anything in my view. We'd just had the world's worst trip to the store, hot on the heels of a day that wouldn't quit being crappy, and I sent this SOS text to a few dear and...

A Moment of Quiet: Introducing My New Book!

I've been working on something for you. A gift, just in time for Mother's Day. Two years ago we spent an entire October with Mom Prayers. There were prayers for all kinds of moms and moms in all kinds of situations. They were fun to write, healing to write, and...

On That Which Goes Unspoken

My first pregnancy ended in my living room, then in a hospital surgery, at 11 weeks. My second pregnancy is now Sam, my incredible, tender, strong, sweet, inquisitive 4 year old. My third pregnancy ended at 8 weeks while sitting in the parking lot of our church. I...

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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 (4), 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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