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Embracing Grace in Motherhood: Kim Stoddard

May 1, 2016

Today’s post is from Small Seed team member Kim Stoddard. Collaborating with her is Carli Lawler from Letters and Laurels, who has made a beautiful print that you can download for free at the end of the post! Thank you Kim and Carli!


I believe that the amount of grace I embrace in my own motherhood depends on the amount of grace I am offering to those around me. Let me explain with a little scenario that might sound familiar to some of us. It goes something like this:

You are asked to bring treats to your child’s class party. “You bet! I can totally do that,” you respond when asked. You dutifully put it on your calendar and make a mental note of the awesome treats you want to make. Then life happens, and you completely forget until you are going through your child’s folder the morning of the party. No! The crazy busy day you already had planned gets even crazier and you are left with no choice but to stop at the grocery store and buy cookies.  As you walk into the school with your little container of sugar cookies (that you didn’t even have time to put on one of your own plates), of course the mom with the picture-perfect Pinterest treats has to walk in at the same time and place her masterpiece right next to your . . . non-Pinterest, non-masterpiece cookies. You look down at your offering and… Continue Reading

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