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On Hard Days and Do-over Grace

Today (yesterday, now) was a hard, hard day. We had a full beautiful weekend, attending a wedding and two days at family camp. We made memories and chose not to pick lots of battles. We allowed candy and late-night movies. Sam got to sleep on the top bunk and jump on...

Maternity Stitch Fix -ing a 20-week Baby Bump

Last week I stood in front of my closet and threw things onto the floor. The piles of clothes grew much as I'm doing as I grow this baby. I'm tired of weeping in my bedroom, Sunday mornings ruined because of my vanity and a closet-full of clothes that don't fit - and...

On Taming My Tongue

It was late. I was tired and pregnant-sick and tired of being pregnant-sick. The text was a last-straw kind of deal and I snapped, in the way you're able when it's 'just' keys and screen. Our friendship hasn't been the same since. The meeting took a turn I hadn't...

17 weeks: a Baby #3 Update

17 weeks. Along we go! On our way to three babies. I think we're still trying to wrap our minds around it all, and aside from hoping the sickness fades quickly, we are just so very excited we can't stand it. I haven't done any kind of update for you yet, and seeing as...

Stop Waiting to Be Ready.

I‚Äôve heard the ‚Äúwait till you‚Äôre ready‚ÄĚ argument used¬†for getting married, buying a home, changing careers, and having or not having children. These are huge things!¬†Of course there are financial matters¬†to consider. Of course there are steps to take before diving...

On Following my Mama Gut

"I a mountain climber!" This, my friends, is more than an adorable picture. This is proof of following my mama gut. Also he needs a haircut. We're at Bieber status here. // Over a month ago, I signed my boy up for Vacation Bible School. The church that hosts my MOPS...

On Writing the Good

I want to write. I want to write what I'm learning about God. About the good things He is bringing us in and through and to. About how He is so faithful it makes my eyes well as I talk with Him in the car, in the bathroom, anytime it's semi-quiet in my head. About how...

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I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (3), 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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