Where I am Supposed to Be

Where I am Supposed to Be

Where I Am Supposed to Be - Modern Momma Musings
Last night was the first meeting of our newest group at church. A group for the women of our parish. As I prepared for the first meeting, I was nervous and excited all at once.

Starting a group is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I kept feeling called to do more within the church. Everything kept pointing towards a women’s group.

As I prayed before entering the church, I realized that if God put this idea in my head and kept prodding (because yes it took a bit of prodding to get me to agree), then he knows this is what I need to be doing. He put me here for a reason, this is where I am supposed to be.

I needed to stop living in fear and anxiety of the moments that take me out of my comfort zone and start jumping in knowing that God will lead me and He is in control.

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Watching Shakespeare and Relishing the Moments

I never would have dreamed of reading Shakespeare to my kids when they were so young. My call to homeschooling and delving into the beauty of living books, has opened them (and me) up to a wide range of ideas, authors, and a taste for great literature, not to mention a love of history and science.

I’m pretty sure I had never seen or heard any Shakespeare until I was in high-school. My son however has been listening to me read Shakespeare (and has read a bit on his own), for a few years now.

He’s seven. Almost half of the age I believe I was when I was exposed to the Bard.

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Books For Moms – Mother’s Day Treats

Books For Moms – Mother’s Day Treats

I have taken a bit of a break from my Back to the Classics Challenge to read a few great mothering books.

Books for Mom - Mothers Day Treats - Modern Momma Musings

I’m a sucker for books written about parenting, but motherhood is my favorite. I love that I can completely relate (most of the time) and that they have me laughing and crying throughout. There is something special about the bond of motherhood.

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Finding Beauty in the Changing Seasons of Motherhood

My morning routine has been undergoing a few adjustments lately. Sugar Plum has been sleeping through the night (Woohoo!) and getting up around the time I normally start my morning – 6am. It’s been great getting extra sleep and she tends to go back to sleep most days after nursing, however, there have been many days where she decides to stay up. This has been a great way to spend some one-on-one time with her before the big kids wake up, but it has cut into my morning reflection and prayer time, something I need to make it through the day. As a homeschooling mom, those few hours are an important time for me to reflect and prepare my heart for the day.

Finding Beauty in the Changing Seasons of Motherhood- Modern Momma Musings

That being said, majority of the days, I have gotten a chance to get in at least a little bit of reflection time before everyone in the house is up, and the crazy day begins.

This morning, was one of those mornings. I nursed Sugar Plum, gathered my morning supplies (books, computer, etc.) and poured a cup of coffee. As I sat down in the silence of the room, all I could hear was the chirping of a bird outside the window. It was a beautiful sign that reminded me that spring is around the corner.

As I listened, I started to think about my life. How the spring of my life is beginning as well. Sugar Plum is hitting another milestone; sleeping through the night. This is a big change in our lives, it is also time to reflect on the days and how everything will change because of that milestone.

Spring brings so many beautiful things if we open our eyes. Just as this spring in our home is beautiful, as long as we see the beauty of the moments and make the changes we need to adjust to the new chapter. But, it’s sometimes hard finding beauty in the changing seasons of motherhood. When it seems like you just got into a good routine and things were going smooth, it all changes in a flash.

That’s my goal this week, as I listen to the birds out my window, I will be reflecting on how my days have been and what can be done to make them even more beautiful. From my heart – listening and letting God guide me in the direction He has chosen for me to live this part of my beautiful, wonderful, crazy life.