About Me

Once I became a mom, my perspective changed.  And when I get up before my kids and have time to sort through my thoughts, I am a happier mom.  So, I decided to start a blog.

I really wanted the blog title "my life as a mom," but I saw it was already taken.  I'm pretty sure it said since 2007, but the webpage was completely blank.  I had to laugh.  A blank blog about motherhood somehow seems accurate.  It tells me the person that started the blog was probably busy being a mom and didn't have time to actually write in her blog.

Someday my blog might also be blank.  If so, rest assured I am still fully submersed in motherhood.  But until that day, I will take time through writing and photography to reflect on what I have learned in motherhood and how God speaks to me through this role.

Why?

When I have taken time to write and reflect, I see things a little clearer.  I better see how Jesus is always near and speaks to us through seemingly insignifant, every day moments. How what we do and who we are daily, makes more of an impact than we realize. How the some of the most important things in life are disguised by looking ordinary. Then as I write it all down, I better remember. Brick-by-brick, moment-by-moment, my faith grows.

This space is also a place for me to be creative with my photography. And just for fun, I sometimes include our DIY home remodel projects.  (My husband and I bought a home that we are flipping, always a bucket-list sort of thing for us.)

But most of all, I blog because it makes me happy.  A happy mom makes a happy home.

There are a lot of fun mom blogs out there to follow, so if you choose to follow mine - know that I do not take it for granted. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Cheryl




Disclaimer: When I look at blogs, I can sometimes see only the moments the blogger chooses to share and forget the behind the scenes chaos. I can sit in my pajamas in the middle of a pile of laundry and feel like the mom on the other side of the screen must have it together more than me. So as you look at my blog please know, for all the clean-house pictures, the are way more messy-house moments. I take lots of pictures to get my few photoshopped ones that I share. (I do this because it is my hobby and I enjoy it. I would not spend time on it if it wasn't.) For all the polished mom or faith or life moments I share, there are plenty that are not polished. Just something to keep in mind as you read along. :)

13 comments:

  1. Just found your blog through the link-up on The Wiegand's and am so happy I did! Can't wait to keep reading!

    Alison, http://lavieambrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Alison! I am excited to check out your blog!

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  2. Came across your blog after reading your guest post on Made to Mother and so glad I did!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. So glad you left a comment!

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  3. I just found your blog through your guest post on "Made to Mother." I loved that post! I can't wait to hear what else you have to say. Your boys are so handsome. I look forward to following along! :)

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  4. Thanks so much! I enjoyed looking at your blog as well!

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  5. Hi Cheryl! Someone just forwarded you blog post from huffington post to me, because I just found out yesterday that we will be bringing a fifth boy into this world! No girls for us either. And I LOVE being a mother of all boys. I had such mixed emotions going into the ULS because the idea of giving up my title of an all boys mom was very sad to me. But my boys wanted a baby sister and I wanted that for them. But your post so resonates with me. I get the same comments all the time. But I wouldn't trade my boys for the world. God definitely knows something I don't know and I trust him completely in sending me these wild, crazy, sweet, loving little souls!!

    -Morgan Olson
    (Nateolsonfamily.blogspot.com)

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    1. Congrats on your fifth son! I know that either gender that we as moms are blessed with is special and wonderful, but speaking from the only experience I have - it is sure fun to raise boys! I am with you in trusting God to give me wisdom in raising my set of wild, crazy, sweet, loving little souls!:)

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  6. I love your blog. I find being a mom of 2 young boys ( 14 months apart)- one almost 3 & one almost 20 months extremely challenging, however reading your words brings me perspective on the hard days. Thank you & please don't stop writing. :). Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Your words made my day!

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  7. Lovely blog, Cheryl! Your photos are beautiful and your writing is equally inspirational.

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  8. A friend shared one of your posts on Facebook about the lady in the nursing home who gave you incredible perspective about raising boys only. We have three boys too, and I hear those same comments.

    The other day I had a moment of insecurity where my heart simply whispered, "God, wouldn't I have been a good girl-mom?" Those moments don't come often, but since then I've been flooded with random stories or women who are also raising only boys and I'm reminded that what I have as being the main woman in their lives is the most important job I have. I also know that while sometimes I'm sad over what I'll never have, I wouldn't trade those boys and this family dynamic for anything.

    I'm writing a post on it this week. I'll be including your site, so thanks for sharing - it came at just the right time.

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