Shelby Spear, finding Grace in the mishmash

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Figuring out the mom gig together. Side-by-side we'll learn more about who we are as women, wives, and mothers while tumbling through the mothering cosmos.


Sappy soul whisperer and sarcasm aficionado writing about motherhood, life, and faith at shelbyspear.com

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This table represents love & connection This table symbolizes family & friends This table displays intention & thoughtfulness This table is where hearts collide & stories are told This table provides sanctuary from the hard parts of life This table creates space for community, relationship, & renewal Why so much meaning from this table? Because this table was set in my sis-in-laws home last night. Jane Spear Ibold chose the book I co-authored with Lisa Leshaw for her book club that she was hosting, and I was the guest speaker. Jane thought of everything in creating a theme for the evening around all-things mom life. The food was kid favorites, with mac-n-cheese (seafood style for adults) & chicken tenders for dinner. Then a fun dessert of candy, brownies, and jello (shots style for adults). The table décor was whimsy and littered with notecards quoting famous kid sayings like, “I wuv you, mommy,” and “You are the meanest mom ever.” Oh, the paradox of motherhood. Jane went all out to curate an atmosphere that celebrated mothers, united friends, and made all of us feel welcome for who we are, as is. You often hear me championing the notion that it takes a village to care for the village. We need each other as mommas. This gig is hard. And so is life in general. Which is why these moments of connection where we come together and find peace, strength, inspiration, and love as a collective do wonders for the soul. Who will you set your table for this weekend? Thank you sis-in-law. I love you……
28 days ago
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Life As We Know It: A Tell All (most) About 25 Years of Marriage and Parenting ❤️😂😭🙏😡🤯🤪😩😳🍻🍸❤️ Episode 16 - Life is a Journey Ep 1 https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/1009192515920422/ Ep 2 - Flying With a Baby https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/485746335236028/ Ep 3 - Spontaneity https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/535563726880962/ Ep 4 - Pushing Through the Tough Stuff https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/332803640802270/ For Fun https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2157214691268686/ Ep 5 - A Message From Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/892978937562376/ Ep 6 - Quality Time https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/456235164874100/ Ep 7 - Staying the Course in Prayer https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/302369720529492/ Ep 8 - Outtakes https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2169545980036054/ Ep 9 - Becoming More Childlike/Accepting Imperfections https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/221237905414938/ Ep 10 - No Consequence Conversations https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/311744082925634/ Ep 11 - The Unexpected Things https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/310321772880065/ Ep 12 - The Dichotomy in Parenting and Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/836932493173659/ Ep 13 - Living in the Now https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/615977572137300/ Ep 14 - Invest in Your Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/314902019068545/ Ep 15 - Episode 15 - OUTTAKES 2 👀 and a Message For Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/901980496652703/ Ep 16 - Episode 16 - Life is a Journey https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/504295773370265/
9 months ago
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Life As We Know It: A Tell All (most) About 25 Years of Marriage and Parenting ❤️😂😭🙏😡🤯🤪😩😳🍻🍸❤️ Episode 15 - OUTTAKES 2 👀 and a Message For Our Pretend Sponsor Ep 1 https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/1009192515920422/ Ep 2 - Flying With a Baby https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/485746335236028/ Ep 3 - Spontaneity https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/535563726880962/ Ep 4 - Pushing Through the Tough Stuff https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/332803640802270/ For Fun https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2157214691268686/ Ep 5 - A Message From Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/892978937562376/ Ep 6 - Quality Time https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/456235164874100/ Ep 7 - Staying the Course in Prayer https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/302369720529492/ Ep 8 - Outtakes https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2169545980036054/ Ep 9 - Becoming More Childlike/Accepting Imperfections https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/221237905414938/ Ep 10 - No Consequence Conversations https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/311744082925634/ Ep 11 - The Unexpected Things https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/310321772880065/ Ep 12 - The Dichotomy in Parenting and Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/836932493173659/ Ep 13 - Living in the Now https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/615977572137300/ Ep 14 - Invest in Your Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/314902019068545/ Ep 15 - Episode 15 - OUTTAKES 2 👀 and a Message For Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/901980496652703/ Ep 16 - Episode 16 - Life is a Journey https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/504295773370265/
9 months ago
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Life As We Know It: A Tell All (most) About 25 Years of Marriage and Parenting ❤️😂😭🙏😡🤯🤪😩😳🍻🍸❤️ Episode 14 - Invest in Your Marriage Ep 1 https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/1009192515920422/ Ep 2 - Flying With a Baby https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/485746335236028/ Ep 3 - Spontaneity https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/535563726880962/ Ep 4 - Pushing Through the Tough Stuff https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/332803640802270/ For Fun https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2157214691268686/ Ep 5 - A Message From Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/892978937562376/ Ep 6 - Quality Time https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/456235164874100/ Ep 7 - Staying the Course in Prayer https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/302369720529492/ Ep 8 - Outtakes https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2169545980036054/ Ep 9 - Becoming More Childlike/Accepting Imperfections https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/221237905414938/ Ep 10 - No Consequence Conversations https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/311744082925634/ Ep 11 - The Unexpected Things https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/310321772880065/ Ep 12 - The Dichotomy in Parenting and Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/836932493173659/ Ep 13 - Living in the Now https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/615977572137300/ Ep 15 - Episode 15 - OUTTAKES 2 👀 and a Message For Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/901980496652703/ Ep 16 - Episode 16 - Life is a Journey https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/504295773370265/
9 months ago
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Life As We Know It: A Tell All (most) About 25 Years of Marriage and Parenting ❤️😂😭🙏😡🤯🤪😩😳🍻🍸❤️ Episode 13 - Living in the Now Ep 1 https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/1009192515920422/ Ep 2 - Flying With a Baby https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/485746335236028/ Ep 3 - Spontaneity https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/535563726880962/ Ep 4 - Pushing Through the Tough Stuff https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/332803640802270/ For Fun https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2157214691268686/ Ep 5 - A Message From Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/892978937562376/ Ep 6 - Quality Time https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/456235164874100/ Ep 7 - Staying the Course in Prayer https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/302369720529492/ Ep 8 - Outtakes https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/2169545980036054/ Ep 9 - Becoming More Childlike/Accepting Imperfections https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/221237905414938/ Ep 10 - No Consequence Conversations https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/311744082925634/ Ep 11 - The Unexpected Things https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/310321772880065/ Ep 12 - The Dichotomy in Parenting and Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/836932493173659/ Ep 13 - Living in the Now https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/615977572137300/ Ep 14 - Invest in Your Marriage https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/314902019068545/ Ep 15 - Episode 15 - OUTTAKES 2 👀 and a Message For Our Pretend Sponsor https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/901980496652703/ Ep 16 - Episode 16 - Life is a Journey https://www.facebook.com/shelspear/videos/504295773370265/
9 months ago