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Moments for Mom April 2007


By Elisabeth Corcoran


Boy, did I ever open up the floodgates last month when I asked for your advice on my crazy-busy life as a working (-outside-of-the-home) mom! I heard from working-outside-of-the-home moms, stay-at-home moms, stay-at-home moms with their own businesses, grandmas, and yes, two men. (Interestingly, the two men both suggested that I shouldn't work.) Anyway, I had 26 pages of advice to filter through. And you were honest and funny and challenging. I was encouraged to hear I wasn't alone in this struggle yet you all gave me really great things to ponder.

I heard a lot of similar thoughts, so I'm consolidating a few gems because, as promised, I wanted to pass along the words of wisdom you all sent on to me:

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One other thing really stood out to me --- I need to be grateful for what I've got. I heard many stories of women really struggling with their time and their life circumstances in ways I'll never be able to understand. So though I'm crazy-busy, my life is filled with good things. And I bet yours is too.


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© Elisabeth K. Corcoran
Elisabeth Corcoran is the author of "In Search of Calm: Renewal for a Mother's Heart (2005)" and "Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom's Weary Soul (2001)". She is wife to Kevin, and mom to Sara, 11-&-1/2, and Jack, 10. Her passion is encouraging women and the Church, and applying her gifts to eradicating global poverty, as well as local and global AIDS, one small step at a time, which she hopes to fulfill through her writing and speaking, and her connection with Open Door Clinic in the Fox Valley area and her church's partnership in Bo, Sierra Leone. You can learn more about Elisabeth and her ministry at elisabethcorcoran.com.

 

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