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If you're visiting from MOPS Mom-E-Mail -- welcome!  I'm a mom of three young kids, a teacher of college public speaking and writing courses, and a horrible fitted-sheet folder.  I appreciate order, structure, and time for reflection, which are three desires in diametric opposition with the reality of motherhood. 

Occasionally, I burst into spontaneous dance moves or a rather spectacular rendition of Livin' On a Prayer for no apparent reason, but my most defining characteristic -- the one which most deeply influences my actions, speech, and overarching life outlook -- is that I am a follower of Christ.  I love God.  He loved me first.  I get the better end of this deal, by far.

I'm so glad that you've joined me here at Pink Dryer Lint, where I write about embracing the ordinary moments of motherhood and lifeLike the bittersweet day when you dismantle your crib; or the moment when you realize that you're a woman who's trying to do it all; or the afternoon when your child drinks water from the public library's toilet; or the time when you come out of the grocery store, see a minivan in the parking lot with its side door wide open, figure that it belongs to some poor, tired mom with a handful of kids who probably forgot to shut the door or grab her little clutch of mostly-expired coupons, and then stop to realize, Hey, that's my van....

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  1. Jess FickJune 12, 2013

    great mom-e-mail today! I resonate for sure with the spontaneous dancing, the van door being left open (typically my neighbors give me a call....."ummm, your van door is open"), and choosing to love my two energetic boys when I have just changed my sheets and they crawl into bed after playing in the sandbox to eat graham crackers. www.jessicafick.com

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessica. Here's to helpful neighbors who call about open van doors and gritty sheets (although that makes me cringe inside!) All parts of this stage of life!


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