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Kristin Johnson

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

Last week, I had the privilege of going to the eye doctor alone. Those with small children will understand why I call this a privilege. Going anywhere alone is like a vacation, no matter how short-lived. And plus, the eye doctor is one of the better appointments you could have. No uncomfortable situations like visiting […]

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Kristen Johnson As a stay at home mom, sometimes I feel like my world is small. I know I’m having a direct influence on the three little ones in my flock, but who else do I affect? The four walls of my house seem to cut me off from the world, which sometimes feels like […]

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

I have been challenged by one of my MOPS mentor moms to choose a verse and a word for the year. You know, just a verse and a word to focus on, to set the tone throughout the year. I know lots of people do this, but I have never really gotten serious about it. […]

The Sustainer Versus Stress

The Sustainer Versus Stress

This is a rough time of year for me. Harvest. As a farmer’s wife, I’m learning to think more favorably about the harvest. It is the fruition of all my husband’s hard work throughout the year. He eagerly looks forward to it every year. Me, I dread it every year. Like I said, I’m learning to like […]

Big Boots to Fill

Big Boots to Fill

I keep a couple pairs of my daddy’s cowboy boots in my entry way.  They just sit there on a mat next to the closet door, to remind me.  They remind me of the person I want to become, the person I think God needs me to become. When I was little, from the moment […]

Motherhood:  An Honest Look in the Mirror

Motherhood: An Honest Look in the Mirror

So, we brought a new baby into the world! My third child, a boy, was born March 7th. He is absolutely wonderful! Such a little sweetie! But little did I know, his birth would bring about some unexpected changes. My daughter, the now middle child, turned into a disaster! A mouthy, sassy, disaster at that! […]

Making Quality Time for Your Kids

Making Quality Time for Your Kids

I have four children with a pretty good space between numbers two and three (11 years).  That space has allowed me to reflect on what is important in life and learn what I perhaps could do better. One thing that I have learned, and try really hard not to take for granted, is that time […]

Transforming My Mess

Transforming My Mess

Lately, I have felt like such a mess! My house has been a mess, and so has my attitude! I’ve been having some pity parties too. My daughter had an accident and peed on the bathroom floor. I was doing the dishes (one of my least favorite household chores, second only to cleaning showers) and how to […]

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Way Beyond Me

Way Beyond Me

As babies we are totally dependent. As toddlers we battle our parents for control over the things we can actually do independently. From preschool to graduation, we fight and struggle to become more and more independent. Frankly, as parents, this is the goal. We all want to raise independent children. Adults who can make it […]

Shamelessly Persisitent

Shamelessly Persisitent

From “A Quest for Abundant Life” with Kristen Johnson My 3 year old daughter has been doing this thing lately. She likes to repeat “Mama” over and over again, even if I acknowledge that I hear her. I really think she just likes to hear herself say it. When I say, “What?” to her, she […]