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Welcome

I’m fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world ~unknown

She sits at a lobby table waiting for the completion of swim lessons.  Surrounded by sulking kids, she is submerged in construction paper, conversation hearts and glue.  In her mind, this was the cutest, most unique valentine she’d seen on pintrest and swim lessons were the perfect time to tackle the project.  But now, oldest is fighting her on spelling word home work while the youngest is spellbound by minecraft.

She chews the inside of her cheek, trying hard not to let loose the words of frustration she is feeling. And I want more than anything to lay my hand on top of hers and say, “Stop”!

I know, I’ve been there. I’ve got emotional scars to prove it. I’ve been caught in the trap.  And while I don’t always know how I got stuck in there, I do know together we can get out.

We can end the competition.

We can support each other in the trenches.

And however it is we decide best to raise our kids, we can toss a fist bump and say, “You go girl! I’ve got your back.”

Welcome to the home of a reforming supermom. I too once believed the lie. I no longer find myself driven to be all things to all people.  Now I know I just need to be who God created me to be. I need to fight hard for my family. I need to chase hard after my dreams. I need to hush the voice of the haters and live in community with those who are doing life right beside me.

And these are my stories.

I’m so glad you stopped by.

Samantha

 

 

 

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