Aha! It’s All the GOOD Things!

by SomeGirl on April 29, 2010 · 12 comments

Well, I found the reason behind my “bad mom” feeling. It dawned on me that the boys and I have been going non-stop since Tuesday of last week…  going and doing so many GOOD things with and for others that we’ve not had time to just hang out. Even though we’ve been together, I miss fraddling with just them! And all this “going” has put me FAR behind on domestic duties, which has me very frazzled (not to be confused with fraddled)! ;) Fortunately, we have nothing planned for the next 2 days! And we even had a little down time yesterday. It felt VERY good to play cars and store, and even felt good to clean the bathroom floor! (how crazy is that!?)

Now, a question for Thought Provoking Thursday… What GOOD things are we doing that are getting in the way of the GREAT things we could be doing? Is there anything we need to say “no” to?

I’m REALLY going to think and pray about that over the next few days! I’ll be praying for you, too! ♥


Btw, I’m hanging out on The Porch at 29 Lincoln Avenue sharing my homeschool story today… come on over and hang out with me! It’s so cozy and encouraging over there… I think you’ll love it! (And there’s a delicious Grilled Chicken Recipe you won’t want to miss!)


And don’t forget to check out all the exciting things happening with 7 Days of Love! I just entered to win some SUPER CUTE things… and something I NEED to help me get in shape! (click on the photo to see more items)

photo of my littlest one and me

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kelly hoosier

Hi! I found you from 29 Lincoln Ave. I loved your homeschooling story, and your blog is great. Can’t wait to read more about you and your family.


Thanks, Kelly! It’s GREAT to see you here! I look forward to getting to know you! ♥


Perfectly timed as always! I really need to start saying NO again. I think that’s how we get so overwhelmed all the time. Thanks for the reminder!


Maybe we need to start yelling “Just Say NO” to each other when we’re out! lol ♥

the inadvertent farmer

Saying NO to something is saying YES to something else…I have to remind myself of that everytime some very worthy project or group comes up. Do I really want to have to put aside something to make time for this?

Well I suppose if it was laundry I would, lol!

Very, very good post as a mom of 5 I struggle with this daily.

Also here with a weekly reminder that this weeks link is up to share your garden projects/plans with your kids for the kinderGARDENS contest. It will be open from today through next Wednesday. I am also having a giveaway for the book ‘Gardening With Children’!

Have a super day, Kim


Thanks, Kim!

Our sunflower seeds are starting to come up, I’ll have to link up early next week… Thanks for the reminder!

And thanks for the insightful comment! Saying yes to something means saying no to something else; I’ve heard that before, but never really thought about it. I’m sure I’ll be quoting you to myself and others a lot in the near future! :)

I’m with you, btw… I wouldn’t mind saying no to laundry (and I wouldn’t mind having someone else do it)!

I’ll link up soon! ♥ Michelle


I really need to learn how to say no more often. Thank you for this post and your reminder. Enjoy your boys!


Thanks, Place!


Thank you for being the first person to hang out on the 29lincolnavenue porch with me! I love your story. You have a great way of sharing your heart that is real and inviting. I can’t wait to meet you face to face in October. I have already been so blessed!

May God pour out blessings on you that your lap cannot contain,


Thank you, Stacey! ♥

I was really SO honored to be the first to hang out on your porch! Thank you for asking me!

I can’t wait to meet you, too!!! I’m glad God has caused our paths to cross in the blog world!

♥ Michelle


Wow. How true is that. I can’t tell you how often those good things get in the way of the GREAT things. And why is it that we can never see that that’s the case when we’re in the middle of those good things? Thanks for keeping things in perspective as always.


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