We had our three babies in four-and-a-half years. It was … rather life-changing. And right in the midst of it, I began to write through the stuff that I do (or tried to do) to enjoy day-to-day life with a houseful of tinies.
Three years later, it remains one of the most popular series of posts I’ve ever done at my blog. It’s a little bit practical and a little bit theological and a lot of conversational, non-expert “in-the-trenches” talk about what worked for me in that season of life.
I call them Practices because that’s what us Christians have often called spiritual disciplines, but really they’re just things I do over and over again. Everyone has their own “practices.” Most of mine come from my own parents but then I picked up a few others from books or friends or mentors. And my practices may not work for you and your family.
As my tinies grow up, my practices have already shifted and changed and evolved, as they should. Life in our house looks differently now that our tinies are 7, 5, and 3 than it did when they were 4, 2, and newborn. I imagine that they will be completely different again when they are teenagers. Your own practices will do that, too.
The practices included in the ebook are:
- speaking life,
- the big picture,
- gentle discipline,
- being a person,
- abiding in the Vine,
- space on the margins,
- realistic expectations, and
- assigning positive intent.
Because it can be hard to click around a website searching for the right posts, I decided to edit the posts and put them into an ebook. My thanks to Dan King for his help with the tech side of things and to Andrea Levendusky for such a perfect cover.
Check it out here: My Practices of Mothering for $2.99* on Amazon.
*It’s $2.99 in the US Amazon store. If you’re purchasing from Canada, the price may show up as $3.01.