Author Archives: 2030mom

About 2030mom

Hi! Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by! A little bit about me: I am a former school teacher and a stay-at-home mom to little ones. I have many stories, thoughts, and hopes that I would like to share with my children - my 2030 adult children. I figure, why not share it now? And with everyone? I hope you enjoy reading!

Nurturing Joy

Hi sons! Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and we had a lovely day. Your dad was out of town for work, and although I would normally have been disappointed about that, I read an article last week that said exactly what I needed to hear — that you, my sons, are the gift and that mothering you …

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Social Grace

Hello princes! I read an article recently that has really made me think: Are you a crappy friend too? It has encouraged me to observe my behavior in social settings and personal relationships. Friendship is important to me, as it is for many people. I spend a great deal of time thinking about, praying for, …

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Lent Reflection

Hi sons, I’d like to share with you that the past six weeks have been enormously moving and transformational for me. Giving myself the opportunity to write about my spiritual journey through Lent has renewed my faith in surprising ways. Thank you for listening and for giving me the chance to reflect on God’s faithfulness …

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Thirst: Lent Week 5

“He longs for you. He thirsts for you… My children, once you have experienced the thirst, the love of Jesus for you, you will never need, you will never thirst for these things which can only lead you away from Jesus, the true and living Fountain. Only the thirst of Jesus, feeling it, hearing it, answering …

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Faithful Sorrow: Lent Week 4

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46) Hi sons, I am a little later than I had planned to be in writing to you about my 4th week of Lent. It has been a busy and fun visit with family for spring break, and you two have been so …

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Unpacking Surprises

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” – Joan Didion Hi princes! This week, I have been “spring cleaning” the house. Although I don’t necessarily enjoy the process, I do end up finding little gems …

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Lent Week 3: Behold Your Family

He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. (John 19: 26-27) My dear sons, This past week marked the 20th anniversary of my dad’s death. Obviously, I have been thinking about him all …

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Prince 1, The Birthday Boy!

Prince 1, We had such an amazing weekend celebrating you! Upon your request, we planned a party with a firefighter theme and hired a magician to entertain you and your friends. You all just loved it! It was a great day! Here are some photos: The spread The “flaming sweet peppers” were so easy. I …

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Paradise: Lent Week 2

Today you will be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43). Hi sons, This week for Lent, I was overwhelmed with hope, and it wasn’t a feeling I was expecting to have when I started reading the second chapter of my Lenten study. I figured that this sort of hope would come later – as in closer …

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On Forgiveness: Lent Week 1

My lovely sons, This past weekend was a special one for me. I went to a charity event on Friday evening, got to spend quality time with you all weekend, went out on a special date on Saturday evening with your dad, and then we all went to church on Sunday and discussed the first …

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