Replacing Anger

Series from RMLThis last year, I’ve been angry.  Really angry.

But it’s not new – as a child, I struggled with a temper. I was described as the strong-willed one – I’m sure my parents felt their own anger trying to raise a “wild child.”  And now with so many things I can’t control, this sin of anger has returned for me to conquer once again. [Read more…]

Replacing jealousy

jealousyThe other day, we were driving home and I was sitting in the back seat as usual, distracting Elliot and pulling her hands away from scratching, just praying we could make it home before an inevitable meltdown.  And we passed a crew of moms with jogging strollers. They looked like Barbie moms – walking their sweet babes around with flawless hair in coordinated workout attire enjoying the sunshine.  And I couldn’t help but compare my life with a glimpse of theirs.  [Read more…]

Necessary Replacements

Series from RMLI’m embarking on a new season of blogging for a short while.  It’s going to be tough.  And different from my norm.  It’s going to be completely from my personal life!  I really like posting about marriage tips and interviews on here, partially because it’s comfortable and uplifting.  (Which I will still continue – I have to finish up that Submission Series, even though summer is officially over!…better late than never.)  However, I’m trying something new,  I’m preparing to share my struggles and sins that I’m uncovering in this life phase.  I’m calling it Necessary Replacements…What I’m replacing in my life.

It’s for a few reasons, really… [Read more…]

Real Family Life

Wow!  It has been a long time since I’ve been on here! Life has been in such a weird season for us, and I’ve just felt like I’ve been stuck in a tunnel. At some point I’ll share more about my postpartum journey, but for now I’ll just say we haven’t had the easiest go at this baby-makes-three thing. Between health issues for me and baby (all able to be dealt with and nothing life threatening, thankfully!), being a first time mom is nothing like what I expected.  It’s hard and I haven’t enjoyed most of it to be honest.

But over the last weeks, I had made some resolutions. And I’ve gained some great perspective about what being a mom is. And what it isn’t. [Read more…]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me from Jo of realmarriedlife.comThis week’s post is part of a blog hop where I’m joining with other bloggers to share 10 things you may not have known about us, just to get to know each blogger better.  There are some great blogs on this list to check out!

Last week, my friend Jenny Cupido shared her list on her blog about marriage, motherhood, and faith.  This week is my turn!


Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Jo… [Read more…]

Dear New Mom…

Need some encouragement?  Must read advice for a new momI had a reality check yesterday morning.  It was preceded by a quite a display of immaturity and frustration that I’m shamed to admit.  It was one of those moments where I just lost it – lost my patience, my composure, my focus.  After 45 minutes of Elliot screaming at the TOP OF HER LUNGS, I decided to join her – raising my own voice and shedding plenty of tears.

This wasn’t the first reality check I’ve had [Read more…]