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Lisa-Jo Baker

Believes motherhood should come with a super hero cape. Community manager for (in)courage. Cheerleader for you. Lover of all ice cream. Everywhere.
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lisajobaker - Lisa-Jo Baker
I don't know about you, but often I approach God like He is disappointed in me. And I have to constantly apologize for my own stupidity, my mistakes, my pride, my laziness. But last night a friend asked me, what if we approached God like He DELIGHTED in us? What if I believed that He LIKED ME in spite of all my stupid mistakes. Then she sent me to read Isaiah 62:4 and it took my breath away: "You will be called, My Delight is in Her." It's the name I would absolutely give my daughter. Amazing that I can give it to myself too. And so can you! Today your name can be, My Delight is in Her. πŸ“· of our girls: @phdfamily
phdfamily : @lisajobaker thanks for your encouragement and friendship through the years.
jezcalee : @angryblueberry Restore much?
jessncommunity : Thanks Lisa! We tend to forget that God delights in us.
angryblueberry : That's my message tomorrow @jezcalee πŸ’•
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For anyone who got to the end of the day, last week, the past hour, or the end of their rapidly fraying rope and is convinced that they have messed up their kids and it's too late to fix things. I wrote this blog post for you. (Click the link in my profile to read the post) : Goosebumps material - thank you so much
natyz_nook : Thank you Lisa ❀
mrs_acombs : Much needed! πŸ’“πŸ˜­
twominutemama : Mon guilt!!! So, so real!!
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Double fisting them bottles like a pro. But when I showed her one of her own sonogram photos today she was horrified. And indignant at the lack of living space. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
jessicam.white : She's ready for twins!
mrsgrly : Omg, my daughter would die for that Pinkie Pie 😍🌈
renee_cook : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ we just had #3 and my 3.5 year old can NOT figure out the umbilical stump cord for the life of her. We've tried pictures, explanations, baby center videos. Nada. So confused.
lisajobaker : @mrsgrly it was a hand me down that's become THE favorite!
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Ain't that the Monday truth!! (also the Tuesday - Sunday truth as well) πŸ˜†πŸ˜† πŸ“·: @marine_parents -- you guys nailed this!!
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knollslane : @jaclyn_lydia hehehe
karenleasure : Yes! All day every day!
jaclyn_lydia : @knollslane yes!!
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I affectionately refer to this time of night as, "Mommy's time." ** As in, it's mommy's time to hold the remote. ** It's mommy's time to choose the channel. ** It's mommy's time to have a mommy–friendly snack. Finally. ** It's mommy's time to watch a cheesy chick flick or read a book. ** It's mommy's time to take a bath. Alone. ** It's mommy's time not to help anyone with anything for the next at least 10 hours. ** Mommy's time. My favorite time zone ever.
sarahleimer : Yes. Yes. YES!!!! ❀️
isaacandtara : Amen. Love my kids, but I love them more alseep.
ktsaysso : It's ok to love your kids, and be completely exhausted by them. The yin and the yang, eh?
notforsaken7 : ❀️
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I kept trying to get a selfie with him and he kept cracking up. 17 years in and sometimes I lie in bed next to him and remember how we used to be at 21. We could nap all afternoon if we wanted to. Or spontaneously go to the movies. Back then we didn't have to get up and feed and parent three kids. Some days I don't feel like being a grown up. So he runs out for donuts and we take turns napping and snuggle into the sofa for a couple episodes of The Office and laugh at ourselves trying to take selfies. I've found that marriage isn't happily ever after. It's choosing the same person ever after. Some days that happens happily. Some days not. But I trust that he'll keep choosing me and I'll keep choosing him and therein lies profound security. And happiness. And sometimes also silly selfies.
aheartfortheword : Yes. Exactly this.
katesirvine : Yes!!
bashbabe69 : So happy for you, both!!! Congrats! Me and my husband just celebrated 19years married. It is always work, but the very best kindπŸ’ž
juanitamorrow78 : Love this! Love what you said & wholeheartedly agree 'marriage isn't happy ever after. It's choosing the same person ever after' x
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There's something about an open front door,isn't there? And even though it's raining AGAIN this weekend we've got friends over to play and lunch and catch up. I'm not cooking anything super fancy. Probably ordering Chinese today. The kids cleaned the bathrooms. The laundry is still in a mountain in the laundry room. But the front door's open and if we want people to come as they are that's probably the same way we have to be willing to meet them, eh?
megpclarke : I'm on my way!
sophiecrespy : Can i join too ? πŸ™ˆπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
bethwhite1976 : When we figure out that being hospitable isn't about entertaining but creating warmth & opportunity for friendship in our home, we are willing to be seen & to come just as we are.
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It's not what you think!! I have to remind myself constantly. All those trucks lined up? That's not chaos. That is what life looks like. And while I like a tidy house I also like my people to feel at home here. My husband once told me, "I don't want to live in a museum." Come the end of the week, it's both a good reminder and a comfort. Hang in there moms! Your well lived in homes are a sign of love and not of failure. Promise!
mrsgrly : My "well lived in home" means momma has been sick for two days and it looks like Hurricane Austin and Tornado Sydney have gone to town.
careilly81 : Thank you, I needed to hear that :)
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lisajobaker : @notforsaken7 😊
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I’ve often dreaded our ritual of Wednesday nights. Because I’m lazy and tired and after 9pm and I don’t want to be on duty anymore. I want to be buried deep in the storyline of a great TV show. But he’s going to be 11 and he still wants to do Wednesday nights so I want to listen. I want to build into him the muscle memory that me and his dad are the safest place for hard questions. ** So I turn on the playlist of bedtime music and settle in next to him and just stare at him until he starts to grin awkwardly and asks me, “What? What are you looking at mom?” And I tell him, “You. I’m looking at you. I can’t even believe how huge you are.” And he laughs and then he sighs and rolls over to look at the ceiling. “I’m not big. I’m little. Everyone teases me about how small I am.” ** This is the story of how I get my big kids to open up to me. On the blog today: (click the link in my profile)
jensjourneytoauthor : I cosleep with my boys still and I've wondered how to keep that night time closeness going as they get too old for it. Thank you for this. It brought tears to my eyes and peace to my heart.
clajgray : One on one time with my boy has always been in the car. For whatever reason he likes to talk in the car whether I'm driving or he is...he's 17 tomorrow. (Hold me).
msrachelhollis : You are such a gifted writer girl. What a precious post @lisajobaker!
lizbysmash : My nine year old started asking me up to his bunk bed each night about a year ago. He's already big enough for me to curl up under his arm and rest my head on his shoulder and it's my favorite place to be, second only to the same spot with his father. There is a special mommy joy in snuggling with her bigger boys and being let in to deep connection and conversation.
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Who knew power washing could make for such a pretty picture? The boys are planning Nerf gun parties. The Little League end of season cookout is coming. Out of town friends and Sunday lunches outside. Picnics. Yup. Let there be Spring. And Summer. And clean decks. And twinkle lights. And Icees. And lots of kids in the yard. I can see it all now through that shower of water.
heatha100 : Now t o remember to soak it all up and forget the bit about the house bomb lol
aprillakatacao : Power washing is like MAGIC
heindlhaven : We had a Nerf gun/capture the flag party in our yard tonight for 14 ten year olds. They had the best time. This Mama was so glad to be able to provide that kind of opportunity for fun.
lisajobaker : @heindlhaven epic love!!!
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