Carey Bailey

Devotionals

The long, dark, & winding road.

mr. man I was 34 when my first child was born. That is a lot of pre-mommy years to be selfish. While I love, love, love motherhood is was harder and had more adjustments than I expected. (I am hoping there are some nodding of heads and Amen’s being said out in cyber friend world.) Not only did I have a new life to care for but my identity suddenly felt all scrambled up. It took me till my son was one and a few months to feel normal again.   I was on the road to finding balance in this new  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Camera Clicking Beauty

NOT my “work” photo shoot. But you get the point.  We had a “photo shoot” at work this week. They needed updated staff shots for our web-site. THE STRESS! I watched as every woman on staff including myself was sent into a sheer panic. The stories of changing outfits, going shopping, being unhappy with the choice made were endless. The way we primped, re-applied make-up, and teased our hair for “body” was out of control. It was seriously as bad as junior high after gym class. The  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Battling “The Whine”

“Turn off THE whine.” I feel like a broken record!!! I say it all day long. Why, why can’t my three year old figure out that if he would simply start his sentences with “Please mommy may I ___________?” we would have THE most pleasant day EVER? But alas no matter how much we practice, how many times I say “You are missing a word” or “I can’t hear you” we run into the art of whining at some point in the day. It is ridiculously annoying!!! When is he going to grow out of it? Can I get an  ...

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Devotionals

Holding Up Your Big Girl Pants!

2011.  The Real World.  Ice cream trucks, sidewalk chalk, and sprinklers.  Ahhhh…the classic summer memory makers.  The world can be a wonderful, amusing, and innocent place full of precious Kodak moments. 2011.  The Real World.  Illness, death, cheaters, and bullies, oh my!  Our same world can also be a scary, maleficent place full of cruelty.   As mothers, how can we best prepare our dear, innocent babies to go out and face the cold, hard world, especially when it can be hard to face it  ...

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