anna rendell

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On This Season of Sacrifice

My days are patchworked together much like the quilts we use for summer picnics. A moment for writing here, a minute for cleaning up there, a big chunk for work pops up, a few minutes of quiet before someone wakes. This season of raising small children? This season,...

On Waiting for the Desires of My Heart

In this technology-driven-and-saturated world, not only do others have things we want, the things they have are displayed for all the see. Book deals aren’t secrets. Beautiful families are posted on walls. Opportunities and great ideas are shared right in public. It...

Real Mom Confessions: the link-up {week 3}

It's that time again. How has it been a week already?! I swear we live in a baby/toddler time warp. Here's what we've been dealing with around here: We recently moved Sam's carseat to the back row in the van, to give him more space. During our Easter weekend roadtrip,...

On the Worst Kind of Mommy War

I weigh more than I ever have before. I wear a bigger size than I ever have before. I have more soft folds than I ever have before. On the last flight I took, while the seatbelt fit fine the sides of the seat nearly left marks on my hips. Sometimes I don't recognize...

On Real Mom Confessions: a link-up!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing ‘Real Mom Confessions’ on Instagram and Facebook, posting a picture of something from my very real everyday stories and inviting others to chime in with their very real everyday stories too. A few of mine have been: a towering...

On Chocolate and the Everyday Kind of Hard Days

Some days are hard. Some days are pretty literally didn't stop moving, chasing after children hard. Some days are boneweary exhausted, didn't drink enough water hard. Some days are work isn't done, riding the hamsterwheel hard. Some days are cry in the shower hard....

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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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