This is more update than actual blog post… Like Lilly in that picture, I’m having a hard time being a person today. Everything is fine. It’s great. It’s just that my whole day is booked solid from 9 until 9 today and my to-do list is long and I can’t quite pull it all together. Oh, right. And there are still kids. There’s abundant grace for crazy days (just like there is for the normal days) but I’m taking a pass on thinking all the Deep Thoughts and then writing them down today. Cool? Great.

So I’m off to do All The Things. I considered skipping out entirely here, but I want you to see it. See that I don’t magically find time to do everything every day. Those of you that see my house know this. But the rest of you? I just want it to be really, really clear. I have to let things go, just like anybody. This week? It’s been my house. Today? It’s going to be writing.

If I want my kids to learn how to be people and to extend grace to themselves and those around them, I need to do it, too. For now, look around and find some gifts like you did yesterday, OK? It’s just a good habit to be in. Have a good one!


This post is part of the write31days challenge… I’m trying to post every day in October. The rest of the posts can be found here.

Published by robininalaska

Robin Chapman is a part-time writer, editor, and birth photographer and a full-time imperfect mama, wife, Jesus follower, and normalizer of failure. She’s trying hard to learn how to do this motherhood thing in a way that doesn’t land the whole family in intensive therapy. She has a heart for helping other mamas buried in the little years with hope, humor, and solidarity. You can find her hiding out in the bathroom with an iced dirty chai, writing and editing and making spreadsheets for KindredMom.com where she is a cheerleader for mamas, or online looking for grace in her mundane and weird life. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her four delightful (crazy) kids—some homeschooled, some public schooled, some too young for school at all—and her ridiculously good looking husband, Andrew.

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