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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashley Owen Jun 11, 2015. 2 Replies

I am new to the Mom Bloggers Club Network and am looking for advice on how to utilize it. What has worked for you? How did you get connected? What are your best tips or your favorite things? Thanks!Continue

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Christ follower. Wife. Stay-at-home mom of two. Learning what it means to be grateful for what I have and find joy in everyday moments.
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Welcome to I am Elaine. This blog is a place to explore what it means to this stay at home mom and wife to find joy and be grateful now. With what I already have. To rejoice in how wonderfully made my children are, and how life can be completely unexpected and predictable at the same time. For more, read this post.

I was blessed to be able to leave my job in June of 2013 to become a stay at home mom after our second child was born. The transition has caused me to reevaluate and redefine my goals, and search for my value and place. This has been a rewarding, challenging, and beautifully messy time. I thank the Lord daily that He has not given up on me yet because I certainly struggle. My expectations were unrealistic at best, and I’ve had to adjust not only what I expect, but what I desire each day. Being grateful for what I have and where I am now is not natural to me. I have to practice. I have to try, to set goals for what I want to accomplish as a mom, wife, woman, and follower of Jesus Christ.
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May 2014

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I am THAT Allergy Mama: Something Good HAS To Come From All Of This {6 Beneficial Life-Skills Our Kids CAN Develop As A Result Of Having A Food Allergy}

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

Yes, calling out ‘benefits’ of food allergies may be putting on rose-colored glasses. But I am a mama who needs to see that there is good that comes from such strenuous effort and from these challenging experiences. I need to know that there are things I can do to help my child thrive in the midst of something very serious and not-so-fun.



7 DO’s and DON’Ts after your Child’s Public Meltdown

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Our family recently took a 6 day trip to Maine for our niece’s wedding. The wedding was amazing (and our son was possibly the cutest ring bearer EVER – and YES, I’m biased).

The flight to Maine with our 3 and 1 year old kids was surprisingly pleasant.

While I didn’t expect our return…


7 DO’s and DON’Ts after your Child’s Public Meltdown

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 4:47pm 0 Comments

Our family recently took a 6 day trip to Maine for our niece’s wedding. The wedding was amazing (and our son was possibly the cutest ring bearer EVER – and YES, I’m biased).…


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At 4:53pm on June 9, 2016, Kami Gocool said…

I'm a blogger from the twin cities, would love to connect with you!

At 10:09pm on June 17, 2015, Jen J. - Life With Levi said…

Oh goodness, I forgot all about this site! As an FYI, if you're looking to connect with other MN bloggers, we have several groups on FB we use. I'm the co-organizer of the MN Blogger Conference, so I hope we stay connected!

At 5:35am on June 17, 2015, Diona Navarro said…

Love your site! Just followed you! Welcome to the club!

At 3:57am on June 5, 2015, Lorinda Mamo said…

Lovely blog! I love the name 

At 1:51pm on June 4, 2015, Marianne Bliss said…

Welcome to mommy bloggers club  Marianne Bliss.  You will really enjoy this.

At 11:19am on June 4, 2015, Ashley Owen said…

Great blog!

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