Author: Sarah Brooks

The Invisible Mom

I can count on one hand the amount of times in my 5 1/2 years of parenting that I’ve asked my husband to come home from work early to SAVE OUR SHIP, and that is one. One time. Today, actually. This morning, within the span of the 15 minutes between 8:45-9:00 AM, one child pulled an […]

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When Magnificence Redeems Minutia

At an ENT appointment last week, the audiologist looked at my oldest son and said – with her actual words, to his actual face – “You are the reason I didn’t have more kids. I did NOT want another boy. This – *motions to him and his 2 brothers* – is my worst nightmare.” To which I […]

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Dear Tooth Fairy, I Want a Refund

If I’m blogging chronologically, I should start with the Top 10 Reasons You Should Never Let Your Kids Have Snow Cones Right Before A One Hour Night Of Worship At Church, because that was a thing last night. Suffice it to say, little boys hyped up on sugar and Red Dye #40 worship very differently than their fellow churchgoers. […]

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Finding (or, rather, “Protecting”) Joy in the Little Years

This week, I get to spend time with moms of preschoolers speaking on the topic “Finding Joy in the Little Years”. As I was preparing for the lesson, I remembered the time a while back when I had to break up with a Facebook group. It was a group full of moms swapping parenting stories, pictures, and experiences. When the group first started, […]

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About Those Influencers…

I didn’t date a lot in high school. I had a bazillion guy friends, little to no boyfriends. Maybe it was because I was a commitment-phobe. Maybe it was because I was wiser than my 15 years and knew I should spend my time making friends and having fun instead. Maybe it was because no one […]

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ABC Bible Verses

Several years ago when my firstborn was 18 months old, I sat across from a mentor and asked her how to teach him about Jesus. “Do we sit down every Tuesday for family devotions? Play sermon tapes at nap time? Lay my hands on him and pray over his diaper changes? Anoint his head with […]

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Another One Bites the Dust

“HOW DO THESE THINGS ACTUALLY HAPPEN TO YOU?!  I’m being totally serious–you are a completely engaged, capable, attentive mom–and yet?!?” – my friend Aimee. Also, probably my husband. There’s a list of about 5 establishments our family should never enter again. Due to unforeseen bathroom emergencies, we should never again step foot inside the Kroger pharmacy, Panera Bread, […]

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HOLEY EARBALLS (pt 2)

We are now one week post tube/adenoids surgery. I don’t want to oversell the success of last week…..but I totally will for 2 reasons: 1) 4 hours post-procedure, Hutton asked for the TV to be turned down. [ D O W N ! ] and – could it even get any better? YES – 2) he woke up from anesthesia […]

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HOLEY EARBALLS (pt 1)

[for those who have asked, this is the scoop on hutt’s earballs. If you are not family and/or care nothing about an oddly specific, obnoxiously detailed medical history of my middle son’s middle ear, feel free to pass this post on by.] About 18 months ago, at the beginning of the Winter Virus Season, our middle boy […]

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Calling all Foodies!

For as long as I’ve known Hutton Brooks (3 years and 9 days), I’ve wanted to throw him a food-themed birthday party. Food is his #1 love language. That said, I’ve also felt like our window of time for such a theme was running out. I mean…at some point, constant eating becomes, like, a self-control issue […]

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