writing real encouragement for real moms

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Whether you’re still dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes or your Christmas decorations have yet to come down, there are words for you on these pages.

I offer these books from my heart to yours, written over pumpkin spice lattes and sugarplum visions. Grab one of each, or double up on one for a heartfelt gift.

on (in)courage today: guest post for Bloom book club

I go through dozens of Grandma’s collected pieces of china, each one delicate and fine. And my mom, she had a story for each one: “Oh, that was THE candy dish! If I snuck a piece, I had to lift the silver lid just right, so it wouldn’t make any noise.” “She set out...

on Five Minute Friday: belong

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful Lisa-Jo Baker‘s. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely...

on Building Benches: for the mom who needs a thank you

--this is the second letter in a non-regular 'series' of letters I felt compelled to write. Some will be on friendship, others encouragement in mothering, and all will be straight from my heart to yours.-- I wish I were a more selfless girl. But the truth is, I want...

On Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful Lisa-Jo Baker‘s. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely...

on Five Minute Friday: in between

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful Lisa-Jo Baker‘s. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely...

on Five Minute Friday: rhythm

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful Lisa-Jo Baker‘s. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely...

on puzzle pieces & courage {find me at (in)courage today!}

We shared a week together at Bible camp, me a college counselor and she a high school camper. We prayed, drank hot chocolate, stayed up talking into the night, held our hands high in worship, sat in the cool canteen, and played field games. All our activities were...

on Five Minute Friday: listen

--edited later to add photos-- This weeks prompt: LISTEN* GO: He babbles constantly these days, my little Boy. Hosting imaginary dinner parties, talking to his beloved stuffed Puppy, pretending on the fake phone. He talks and laughs and coos. I have listened to his...

on five minute friday: fall

I'm not sure how my fingers were led to these keys. The prompt has more than one meaning, and of course I gravitated towards my favorite one =) I just finished a book with a sad beginning, and I think that's why my brain took my fingertips where it did. This weeks...

on my investments

As an at-home mom (a mom at all), I invest in someone besides myself. There is a little tiny person who needs my attention, love, creativity, patience, kindness and arms. My dear son is so  high energy, so fearless, so sweetly demanding of all that I am. I wouldn't...

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Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Meet here at the picket fence and talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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