Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Time To Refocus

Here’s the deal, I spend waaaay too much time in front of my computer. When life feels overwhelming (which has been most days lately), when there’s too much to clean, when the kids start acting-up, when I sit down and don’t immediately know what I want to do, I pick-up my computer and get lost in the mindlessness of it. Oh it’s wonderful, having something so readily available to distract me from the things that need to be done around the house and with the kids or from devotions or…thinking in general actually.

So for this Lenten season I’m going to be drastically cutting back on my computer time. I will still receive e-mails (briaerskine(at)gmail(dot)com) so if you’d like to get in touch with me, by all means shoot me a text or e-mail and I’ll get back to you. I won’t be on social networking sites so if you leave me a message then I won’t be responding for a while.

Since I’m giving-up something that takes-up a lot of my time I’ve chosen to take on something else. I just downloaded it and am hoping it will be a good tool for helping me reorient and focus during this season.



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Life of Mom


I wanted a picture of the two of us. Ammie was the photographer.

I had to tell her to wait a moment because I needed to put the milk makers away and snap-up my nursing bra. She took a few photos and ran away. Three seconds after this picture was taken he barfed all over me.

This is me, as a mom.

I’d just finished feeding all three kids; home-made Enchiladas and chocolate chip cookies. I’m holding a baby, wearing an apron and my accessory is a necklace made loving by Ammie that says ‘MOM’ on it. I’m sure one day I’ll look back and want to be transported back to this very time to snuggle baby Eli, read to little Ammie and admire Rhys’ Lego creations.

Today I just want to sit in silence and have a coffee without being needed by anyone for 10 minutes.

I promise I’m not barefoot in this picture…I have slippers on.

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