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Dear Responsible Momma,

  How does a high responsibility Mom take care of 5 boys who have little interest in responsibility?     #1: She goes crazy. She spends her every step trying to command them in “duties”—wash your hands, take off your shoes, put away your toys, make your bed, brush your teeth, stay on task! Thus,… Read more »

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provision or presence

I realized this morning….early, early in the morning….that I have become someone very dependent on God’s provision. I feel safe, comfortable, and “strong” when I have ALL that I “need” and “want.” And of course, God is my provider. So, when someone hurts me or when my child doesn’t allow me the sleep I want….I… Read more »

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Big Dreamers

A few weeks ago we downsized the number of children in our home, thanks to the love and help of family. We cut our clan of 4 in half, leaving us with the baby and the 5yo. We have allowed the older to stay up late, catch fireflies, eat cereal for almost every meal, go… Read more »

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freedom

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, a day I still can’t fully understand or wrap my mind around, a day that is a symbol of freedom.  Freedom. How lovely. Do you know what that means? Do your kids know what that means? No joke, the frog never moved again.   Recently, my husband returned… Read more »

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Be Their John, Not Their Jesus

    As our middle two children, one after another, chose to run down a path of selfishness, rage, anger, tirades, and fits, I was becoming overwhelmed! Now add to that, a five month-old, who for whatever reason, decided that today would be a good day for an unsettled schedule (cue the crying!) AND the… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 003

There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  [ One ] I am a daughter of the King, who rules a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Jason and I have been reminded of God’s shaking power recently and it truly is something I am thankful for.   “Therefore,… Read more »

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obsession confession

This post originally had been published on our previous blog — but it was such a good post (in that we needed reminded again) —  we felt it was fitting for “At The Speed of Family” The more time I spend on Pinterest, Facebook and online news pages, I find myself having an overindulgence of… Read more »