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For When Your Words Don’t Match Your Heart – {in}courage

I don’t answer the question How are you? because I’ve convinced myself the person asking doesn’t really want to hear that I feel isolated in my journey, overwhelmed in the task, scared of the unknown, struggling with the calling.

Oh, this is wonderful. Just wonderful. I know I do this all the time. How about you?

In Which We Are Not Invisible: Emerging Mummy

There are those that think that I’m not as competent as you because of my choices. I know it’s hard to believe, but I promise that when I put on my yoga pants and nursing bra, I did not take off my brain and my passionate soul.
The eyes of the world (and the church?) just slide right over and past me though, just another tired mother, clearly not much to offer.

Oh, please read this. Please. This spoke right to my heart and brought me to tears.

Cleaning Wood Floors Before Company Comes – Reluctant Entertainer

It’s been said many times here on RE: People are coming to see us, not coming to inspect our house or our floors.

Do you clean before company comes? I know I’ve been trying to let go of appearing to have the perfect house and just let people see us as we are.

Tips for Getting the Most out of the Farmer’s Market – Musings of a Housewife

It’s always a good idea to do a walk through to see what’s there. There are usually several vendors selling some of the same things, and you will want to compare prices and quality so you can be sure to get the best bang for your buck. If you did your homework ahead of time, you’ll know who is organic and who isn’t, and that sort of thing. If not, you may want to ask some questions.

We’ve been hitting the farmer’s market hard lately, so I loved Jo-Lynne’s tips!!

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.