Category Archives: Motherhood

An Open Invitation To The Tired Moms and Motherless Mothers

  LISTEN BY CLICKING BELOW: If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it (or at least thought it) a thousand times. This motherhood gig is hard. It’s tiring and trying. It’s long days and sometimes longer nights. It’s worry-filled as much as it’s wonder-ful. There are times when the weight of it comes to bear. And there…

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  • AshleyMay 11, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    Love this so much! I’m sitting on my virtual porch with you, coffee in hand! Thank you for sharing and spreading God’s grace and love. I think those two things are often overlooked in the business of daily life. It takes a conscious effort to spread them both and you are a great example of that! ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 11, 2017 - 3:49 pm

      What a sweet reply, Ashley. I’ll sit here and sip coffee with you a while, friend! Thanks for being here and sharing grace. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Marilyn HundleyMay 11, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    Thanks for your heart felt words. I can’t call my mom anymore or share with her my fears or happy times. But I try to remember she was always there for me. She still is, she just doesn’t remember as well. Happy Mothers Day!ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 19, 2017 - 10:36 am

      I’m sorry I didn’t reply to you sooner, Marilyn! Thank you for reading. I’m sorry your mom isn’t “present” anymore, that has to be so hard. Thank goodness for the good memories. <3 I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Betsy de CruzMay 14, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    Loved this, Meredith.  Yes to giving ourselves and others the gift of grace. 🙂 My own lovely mom is aging, so I realize I won’t have her forever, but years ago, God spoke to me that it was my time to step up to the plate and be a mom to others. Grace to you, friend.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 19, 2017 - 10:35 am

      I have been terrible at looking at comments! There is no doubt you are an amazing mom to many! Love your heart and always love your words. I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day, Betsy!ReplyCancel

Sometimes It’s Ok To Be In The Middle

Listen by clicking below (ignoring my scratchy, still-cold-fighting voice)… I’m pretty sure my face is plastered right next to the definition of oxymoron in Webster’s. If not, it should be. And somedays it would be found next to the word minus the “oxy.” I own that. I wrote this little “oxymoronic” bio on my site a…

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  • Dottie PyrtleMarch 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    My name is Dottie (Momaw) Pyrtle.  I am proud to be a FarmHer.  Marji Guyler-Alaniz is my hero.  Now, you are also my hero.  When I read the oxymoronic bio above, and your other comments, I thought you were writing about me!  I am the middle sibling.  I wish I had taken more piano lessons.  Will never mind manure on my boots or the smell of horses (even their manure) and can’t have pretty nails unless I glue them on.  I can make biscuits like my mom but seldom do any more. I want to be outside every day.  Enough about me.  I enjoyed your article and look forward to meeting you someday.  I live in Kernersville NC.  Marji says our FarmHer episode will air sometime in April.  I am FarmHer!ReplyCancel

    • Dottie PyrtleMarch 10, 2017 - 7:34 pm
    • MeredithMarch 11, 2017 - 4:15 pm

      I am SO glad you clicked over here and read AND commented, Dottie! We are definitely going to meet up soon – we have to! YOU are my hero! I can’t wait to see your episode and learn more of your story. Look forward to following along on social media until we can share some time over food or farm (or both!) together. xoxoReplyCancel

On Cupcake Hats, Bedtime Woes and Being a Tired Mom

At our house, bedtime is a religious experience. As in it can often cause me to lose my religion. I guess I should have seen the warning signs before becoming a parent, because I remember my own parents having to stealth-crawl out of my bedroom when I was a child. I didn’t want them to…

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  • KristinFebruary 25, 2017 - 3:14 pm

    Thank you for this! ReplyCancel