Tuesday, May 29, 2018

3 Wonderful Things

So it has been awhile...

I can't promise I will keep up, but today I feel pressed to post. I saw a journal prompt that stated to list three wonderful things you see when you look in the mirror.

1. My smile, it lights up my face. It is genuine and it's shows my imperfect side as it is a little crooked. I love it. 

2. My eyes they shoe my soul. I am pretty sure I wear my heart on my sleeve and my emotions can be felt through my eyes. Sad, mad, happy it is all there for the world.

3. My pink cheeks. My family calls it the Baker Blush, I don't need blush as my cheeks always have a little pink to them and I always used to hate it. Now they are just part of me.

What are three things you see when you look in the mirror?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Monday Monday

Ugh, what a day I am going to lay it all out and leave it for the man upstairs to help me sort out.

So it wasn't terrible none of it is earth shattering or movie worthy. 

First, a kid with one class that is kicking her butt, I am trying not to worry about this too much as it is just the start of freshman year and I know there is a lot going on. 

Second, a kid who forgot my golden rule of never ever argue over text or email. Arguing is always done best in person. High school girl drama be damned, I swear it might actually kill me the second time around. I knew when I had girls this could go one of two ways then I twin girls. One is so confident in herself that she says what she feels and there are no grey areas. The other is a little more unsure but guarded about what she says. This too shall pass. 

Third, is all little stuff a gazillion flies in my house, the lady that made me sit at the crosswalk for 7 minutes while she explained to her child about crossing, and the lady who slammed on her brakes to turn with no blinker. 


Monday, September 25, 2017

When do you feel content?

Hi, funny all day I have been thinking about doing a live video, but hiding behind my keyboard always sounds better. I found one of my favorite sites, "Text My Journal" and the post prompt for today is the title of this post. 

So when do I feel most content, well that seems almost too easy. On a Sunday, after grocery shopping and housecleaning on Saturday. I love getting to sleep in with my family, get up and make breakfast while drinking coffee in my PJ's. Then an afternoon of football, or getting firewood, or anything that isn't a house chore. That is content just hanging out with my family enjoying moments together because I know they are becoming fewer and fewer. 

When are you the most content?? Let me know in the comments. 

~Mama Feist

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Book Review: The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids

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Praying through the Bible for your Kids...this book was not what I was expecting. It is a day-by-day, step-by-step, but I thought it was going to give me more of a system, or a keyword or help me with certain areas I was looking for, and it just didn't. I had a hard time reading this book or following along. 

I felt like this book was out of touch with issues, and problems affecting parents in today's world. I have 14 year old girls, so it is very possible that someone who has younger kids would get more out of this book. I am looking for help praying for them, and I just didn't feel connected to this book in this way.

I am happy to send this book to another parent if they would like to try it out and post a review on my blog with your thoughts? Send me a message or comment below.

** Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book

Book Review: 365 Pocket Morning Prayers

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WOW....beautiful. This book comes all enclosed in this baby/robin blue soft leather cover. It is small and would easily fit in your purse. The book walks you through each day, short and simple message. I love how easy it is.

365 days, I have not read each of these yet, I love the guide in the back where you can search for a keyword and then just go to a prayer referencing that topic. I have a couple of pages dog-eared as I reference them often, good reminders. I love that I can carry this around, do it in the morning or at night or anytime I am feeling stressed really.  This book calms my nerves and has wonderful messages, good notes and the scripture references are the best. I usually store this next to my bible and can go between the two. I highly recommend.

**Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Book Review: Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

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This book is simple, it is coloring, relaxing, scripture, and reminding one that there is so much to be grateful for.  In this world we live in we easily forget how much there is to be thankful for. God provides our necessities, we take them for granted.  This coloring journal provides you a place to be creative, and take some time to reflect on the good.

Gratitude is a wonderful book, the pages are wonderful, the scripture and quotes are appropriate and timely. I felt like I could browse around in it and I didn't have to color in order. Some pictures I have not finished, some I have not started, but it always has a place. I love the concept of coloring and journaling, but with twin daughters, a full-time job, a husband, family and well just a busy life I found it difficult to find time to color as much as I would have liked. My girls did get to do some coloring in this as well and they loved it too. The pictures are brought to life by you.

***Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Supermom, Superwife, Superhuman, nah not so much

I used to love this term and maybe even if I am being honest with myself wanted to live up to that dream.  The dream that you can do it all and have it all, but truth be told we are all human and that term Supermom is nothing more than an illusion.  When my girls were little, I could cook dinner, scrapbook, and pay bills all at the same time, or at least I thought I could. However over the years, I have figured one thing out if I appear Superhuman in any way shape or form it is all an illusion.  While I am being creative, multi-tasking, and superhuman I assure you some part of my world is being neglected.

Yes, I consider myself a good mom, not perfect or superhuman by any means. I have walked out of the house many times without giving a kiddo cold medicine she requested before she went off to school. I have packed a lunch that might make McDucks look healthy. And I have yelled over them forgetting a violen or basketball bag at home more than once.

Now I also consider myself to be a good wife, not super though. I can pack him a lunch, make his coffee, and wash clothes all day long. You see I do all this because he loves that stuff, I could buy him a million gifts and he wouldn't appreciate it nearly as much as me packing his lunch every day. He can also infuriate me and make me laugh all in the same 20 minute period.

While I am good at both of these jobs, super I am not. Maybe for periods but while being a supermom I am not a superwife, and visa versa.  I am not and cannot be great at everything all at once. Now that doesn't mean I don't try, but lately I feel like being average is more my style. You get what you see. 

Yes, I make lunches for all of us every morning and coffee.  However I don't make breakfast every morning they are on their own for most mornings in fact toaster struedals and cereal are mainstays in my house, except Sunday's. That day I love getting up and making a good breakfast. That I do for me, I love sitting at the table and enjoying a morning meal with my family. Selfish yes, but sometimes we all do stuff that is more for us than those around us.

You see for all the stuff I do, I get back more than that in love. My husband really does appreciate my lunch packing, coffee making skills. It lets me use my love giving skills and his love accepting skills.

Please don't think I am super at anything, I am just me nothing super about it. And that is ok.

3 Wonderful Things

So it has been awhile... I can't promise I will keep up, but today I feel pressed to post. I saw a journal prompt that stated to list th...