Join me for a cuppa | Waiting and flying

little boy getting ready to jump into the water

Around the World:

This short, powerful, little post What I Know from In the Details just makes my heart well up.

Mamas, you will love this Mother Letter from one of my new favorite bloggers, Sarah Bessey, where she encourages you to find freedom from the notion that the The Perfect Mother exists. I couldn’t agree more.

This week I’ve read several good posts about enduring the waiting process. (Um, hello God, are you trying to tell me something?) Here are two: Escaping the Rut of Want by Lysa Terkeurst and Waiting for God’s Gifts by Kris.

My highschool friend Amanda (thanks facebook, for reconnecting us) wrote an intelligent letter to Hilary Rosen (a Democratic strategist) about her recent remarks on Anderson Cooper 360 about SAHMs that will leave you laughing… and thinking.

My week in instagram:

instagram april photos

instagram username: adrielbooker

Around the Memos:

Thanks for all of the buzz on twitter and facebook from my post about knowing the goal of your parenting this week. I’m glad it resonated with you. If you missed it, you can read it here: Parenting to Build Relationship, Not Robots.

It’s been a little quiet around here lately. Honestly? That’s because I have nearly 10 posts, all about 90% written… just waiting to be edited. And I keep writing more before I finish editing the other ones… cuz the writing part is too good for my soul… and the ideas don’t stop coming. (Tell me some of you also do this?) I find editing to be the hard part, always battling this it-has-to-be-just-right-so-I’m-not-misunderstood thing in my mind. (At least when I’m writing posts that are “important” to me.) I need a “quiet” space to do that… and—oh surprise—there’s not much quiet in my life at the moment.

Also, I’ve been working behind the scenes to launch this year’s Bloggers for Birth Kits Mothers Day drive. (Are you as exited as I am?) Look for the kick off this week!

baby in green

Around Click Clink Five:

CC5 is my other blog where I write for five minutes every day on topics from faith to politics, entertainment to travel to… you name it. Oh, and this wee little blog is unfancy and unedited. Stream-of-conscious, baby.

Project 52

How lucky am I to have captured this brief moment? *sigh* Love.

daddy hugging little boy

[16|52: bear hug]

Fave pin of the week:


Featured Pinterest board – Style I Dig:

pinterest style board


Dear friends, not sure what life looks like in your corner, but over here our days are flying. FLYING. I hope you’ll have some time this weekend to sit down for a good cuppa. What’s the best thing you’ve read online this week?  Or what’s the best thing you’ve written this week? Share your link in the comments. xx

join me for a cuppa


bear hug: #16 of my 52 fotos project.
Linking in with other Project 52ers: Styleberry Blog and Courtney Kirkland.


About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Gwen
    22 April 2012 at 2:29 am

    I LOVE the photo of Levi at the top! And of course all the others in here that I haven’t seen yet, love, love, love them! That said, I’ll go back and read some of your links now. xo

  • Gwen
    22 April 2012 at 3:01 am

    Read every one of those links. You have found, and shared, some amazing writers! Enjoyed and was inspired by each one and teared up over the image that Waiting for God’s Gifts evoked. Thanks Adriel.

    PS Got that spammer message this time too, fyi. maybe has something to do with not knowing what URL I should enter?

    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      22 April 2012 at 12:05 pm

      geeze. i’m not sure about the spam message. i was just getting so much spam (like 80,000 comments in one month!!) that i had to install a new plug-in to create a stronger filter to help deal with it. that’s non-tech techy talk for i’m trying to figure it out. 🙁 thanks for letting me know though.
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  • Gabe
    22 April 2012 at 8:40 am

    Thanks so much for the shout out!!

    Love, love that photo. . .and yes, we are all lucky to capture moments like that, how soon we forget!
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  • Branson
    22 April 2012 at 11:01 am

    I have been hearing “wait” a lot lately in my quiet time so I am anxious to check those posts out… Love this round-up! Makes it easy for people like me who are total bloggy slackers, haha
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  • Stephanie
    22 April 2012 at 10:53 pm

    That last photo is so precious!

    Checked out the letter to Hilary Rosen. I have only been semi following the controversy there but that is one of my favourite posts about it so far! So thanks for mentioning 🙂
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    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      23 April 2012 at 4:58 pm

      haha, well, we missed the controversy down under, but after reading her post of course i had to watch a few clips. not sure about politics of it all, but those remarks were a bit silly, huh? loved amanda’s post. what a firecracker she is!
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  • Sarah@EmergingMummy
    23 April 2012 at 7:04 am

    So honoured! Thank you, Adriel!
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  • Alicia
    24 April 2012 at 4:34 am

    I think I share the same issue’s when it comes to writing posts and actually finishing them. I find I write better when I just let things flow naturally, but lately I’ve been finding myself “trying to hard” to make the posts sound just right and perfect that I end up not finishing them at all.

    You really found some great bloggy links. I will have to go back and read them. 🙂
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