Soul shaking influence (poem)

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Since I’ve been talking about my big kid here on the blog lately, I thought I would share a poem that I wrote last year about her. I know it isn’t the type of content I usually publish here, but I thought you might enjoy it. Also, it gave me an excuse to share one of my favorite pictures of her at age four.

(And if you’re ever interested in more of my creative writing, you are invited to visit my personal blog. The Love Songs are my favorite.)

Sometimes I’m not sure which I find more startling as a parent: the things they do which are the perfect echo of myself or the things about them which are so entirely unique to them, bursting forth
without any influence.  I think those thoughts are where today’s words come from.

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Waving the white flag and other perfectly acceptable things for busy seasons of life {vlog}

SpringKidsHip, hip, hooray for Spring days!

Long time, no vlog my friends.  But, here I am, sneaking away a few moments to chat with you thanks to the iphone’s video camera (so forgive me for the even less stellar than usual quality).

If you’ve got six minutes to give yourself a time out as we begin this week, here are a few thoughts from me on waving the white flag and other perfectly acceptable things for busy seasons of life:

(note:  if you’re viewing this via email or a reader you may need to click through to the blog in order to watch the video)

Video notes:
– I’m going to be doing VEDA (vlog every day in April) or at least VMA (vlog *most* days in April).  You can find that on my YouTube channel, if you’re interested.  I won’t be sharing all of them here on the blog.

– sorry about the barking squirrel crazy dog around 4:16  :-)

– Aimee’s post on Simple Bites about Non Suppers can be found here:
http://www.simplebites.net/ten-guilt-free-non-suppers/

Here’s to popcorn and apple slices for dinner, friends!
Best wishes,
Kara

FREE Resources for Moms: The Mom Conference (updated)

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Note:  there are affiliate links in this post.  Thanks for your support!

Are you a perfect mom? Ha, yeah, me either. Sure, we want to be bulletproof for our families, but we all know that none of us are perfect. Fortunately, there’s a FREE, ONLINE event coming up that will help you be even more perfectly un-perfect!

I’m looking forward to joining Desi Ward, host of The Mom Conference and creator of The Unconventional Kitchen, at her FREE, ONLINE event, The Mom Conference April 7 through April 14 (please note the new name and the new dates. Thanks!)

At the event, over 30 mom bloggers will teach you their tricks, tips and secrets.

As Moms, I think it is important that we share our strengths because we all know that at times motherhood can be overwhelming. You know the whole idea; “I’ll do your laundry if you do my dishes?

At The Mom Conference, we’ll gather together to learn from each other.

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