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There are many common life experiences we share as women, and sometimes life is less than glorious. That’s when we need a little inspiration to get us through the day. Welcome to Common to Moms, where we find motivation for meaningful living on our every-day journey as women, wives and mothers.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Putting our Heads Together

I don't know if you have noticed, but I have been adding more blogs to "my favorite blogs" list on the side bar. This week I have been reading a lot over on Chronicles of a Babywise Mom where she hosted a "Reader Blog Day". Basically, this means that readers got to post their own blogs and do a little self promotion!

I found a couple of new blogs this way, from moms who are much more organized than I am. For awhile now when I have been reading blogs, I often walk (click?) away feeling a little bit like I am not talented. All of these things people do (like YHL and Katie Bower) is awesome, but I am just not as handy. Then as I stumbled across a new-to-me organizing blog, I started to realize how thankful I am that there are people out there in the world using their strengths to help others- particularly the likes of me- so I can learn new things and be a better wife/mom to my family.

I am so thankful that Valerie Plowman is out there helping me focus on raising my daughter in a God-honoring way and that Katie Bower is out there keeping it real, reminding me to stop pretending everything is okay all the time and just be myself. I am also thankful for Mom Life Today and Moms of Faith who help me focus on Christ in the middle of my days.

What an awesome realization to see that each person with their own expertise, when offered to others freely, makes us all stronger and better at what we do! I am reminded to take the time to see the uniqueness in others so that when we come together we are truly completing the body of Christ, working as a family to fulfill God's purposes in our lives.

Loving sharing with you,


  1. How awesome it is to meet you, a mom who loves the Lord and others well - what an amazing encourager you are! I appreciate you and what you are doing in your home and through your writing! Blessings to you!

  2. Nice to meet you also Tracey! Your encouraging comment was well-timed- we are having a rough day at our house today, so thank you:) I have read your posts over at mom life today, I am excited to get to explore your Life Out Loud blog. I love to write so I get to 'practice' here and also keep in touch with some old friends (and make new ones:) ).