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Planning My Depression

It was helpful to plan my depression. Long ago, this past summer, 6 months pregnant with my third, I had considered the disruption it would bring to our family. We were in a great rhythm with Gavin, 3 and Cali, 18 months but as I’ve heard from veteran mama’s countless times, again and again, adding that […]

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Valentine’s Food for the Soul

The desire of our hearts is to love our children and to provide a safe and secure environment for them to thrive in. That they would know they are loved undoubtedly having grown up in a caring, nurturing and peace filled surrounding. We crave an Eden like home for our babies, toddlers and preschoolers to […]

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5 Books and Podcasts You Need This Year

Well, mamas, it’s winter in Waco. And we’ve been feeling it’s chill down our backs for weeks now. So while you’re wrapped in you favorite blankets or sporting your fuzzy new Christmas socks from your mother-in-law, lets turn off the TV and get back into reading instead! I love to read. In fact, in the […]

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How Imperfect, How Important

I stepped out back for a breather. I needed to think. Thoughts of what I’m thankful for invading my mind. If I was to pick one thing to write about for this blog, what would it be?  Our big black dog pranced towards me. He always assumes I’ll pet him or give him a hardy […]

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Let it Be Good

Some people have their live Christmas tree picked out and decorated all before December first.  Not me.  Other years we have bought a real live tree, labored over decorating it just so and enjoyed it’s immaculate beauty at the bright peak of the season.  These days with three, four and under we decided to save […]

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A Season of Letting Go

I leaned back into the chair. A sad country song was playing through the radio behind me on the counter. A dismal tune about letting go. Letting go.  Tears slid down my cheeks. I could taste the salty warm liquid on my lips. My husband, Jason and I had one child, Gavin, age two. Each […]

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Meet Jolynn Friesen

  Hi, I’m Jolynn Friesen and I’m excited to be a contributing writer here at Waco Mom’s Blog! I live in Lott which is about 30 miles south of Waco. Lott is a teeny-tiny town of about 740 people. When I first moved there it was a rather difficult transition to a rural area without […]

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