Lindsay // Mama Encouragement💛 @lindsayladon

http://www.motherhoodinspired.com/

• daughter of the King • ministry wife • mama • • teacher • alaska living • dr. pepper addict • • founder of @motherhoodinspired •

  • lindsayladon

    January 17th at 10:27pm
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    Instagram is kinda silly, just another social media app that takes up our time, right? But the truth is, it's a real part of a lot of people's lives. If used correctly, it can be a really amazing tool. Instagram can be a place of community and inspiration. But if you're closing the app feeling inadequate, chances are you need to reevaluate what you're looking at.
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    I realized recently that I was following over 1,500 Instagram accounts. And as I started looking through the list, I realized most of them were bloggers or shops that I honestly didn't know and wasn't interested in following. I was getting tired of seeing staged photos and ads, and I realized I followed all of these shops that I'd probably never buy from, so it was time to purge.
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    I decided for myself that what I truly want to see is real-life photos. Not just a feed full of perfect moments. That makes comparison way too tempting. I want to see transparency and realness. Because that's what I learn from and relate to. I want look at and read things that bring me joy, that push me to Jesus, that inspire me and encourage me.
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    Find out what inspires you, filter out the stuff that is doing nothing for you, unfollow the feeds that constantly make you feel like you need to do more or be more. It might seem silly to take time to share about this, but I truly think it's worth considering for yourself. The reality is, most of us spend a lot of time (maybe even too much) on social media. 🙋🏻Let's fill our hearts and minds (and "following" lists) with stuff that makes us better. Including right here on the good ol' Insta. #tuesdaytruth

    speakjusticedesignco

    18 hours ago
    Yes! Totally! 💛

    thesunflowermama

    18 hours ago
    Preach 👏🏻❤

    jasmineandlittles

    19 hours ago
    Love this! 👊🙌🎉

    shire_mama

    22 hours ago
    Yes!!!

    rachelrodgers127

    24 hours ago
    Yes!! 🙌🏼😍🙌🏼

    coltonandkatie

    1 day ago
    AMEN! Love this!!

    amy.hodgdon

    1 day ago
    Love this! Thanks for the reminder!

    racpie

    1 day ago
    Absolutely! I followed a bunch of the global hillsong churches and it's exciting to see what God is doing all over the world.🌎

    meaghangrable

    1 day ago
    Very encouraging! Thanks, Lindsay.
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  • lindsayladon

    January 16th at 9:32pm
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    THIS. Influence looks like eyes on Jesus. Yes, yes, yes.
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    I pray I have influence on the lives around me. But the kind of influence I dream of can only come from a life completely influenced by Jesus.
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    Jesus, help me fix my eyes on you and seek you first every single day. May the influence given off by my life only reflect you and all of your goodness and glory.

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  • lindsayladon

    January 16th at 1:22am
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    Well folks, we're a couple weeks late, but Zeke is 8 months old and cuter than ever! He's getting chatty like his sister. He still doesn't have any teeth or any desire to crawl. 😂 But mom's not rushin' it because I already have one crazy to chase around! I like babies who stay put! ☺He's over 20 pounds of chub, and I wouldn't change a thing! 💛#zekethebrave #mamasboy #monthlyzeke

    holycitymua

    9 hours ago
    He's such a cutie!!!!
    Such a cutie patootie!

    lindsayladon

    3 days ago
    @zalaskaliving I made it! 💪🏻😬

    zalaskaliving

    3 days ago
    That shirt!!!
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  • lindsayladon

    January 14th at 10:54pm
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    My husband & parents got me these sweet moosehide @stegermukluks for my birthday (not until next week)! I LOVE THEM. I feel like a true Alaskan. ☺
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    We're getting lots of beautiful snow today, which I also love. Two and half years ago, I was living in Florida and never would have dreamed of loving this winter wonderland the way I do. God has a beautiful way of aligning our hearts to His when we allow him to take us out of our comfort zones. Just trust him!

    lindsayladon

    4 days ago
    @keriholmes my husband is a kids pastor, so we came up here to be part of a church here! We love it! It's amazing!

    lindsayladon

    4 days ago
    @gracebolt yes!! I've had them for like a week and I've worn them every day! Even all day long a couple times! SO COMFY!

    keriholmes

    4 days ago
    What made you move to Alaska? I dream of living there one day!

    gracebolt

    4 days ago
    You're going to love them so much!! I wear mine almost every day!

    j_scott20

    4 days ago
    Omg stop. SO. CUTE.
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  • lindsayladon

    January 13th at 7:56pm
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    It seems so cliche, but it couldn't be more true. And it's something I'm learning more and more in this season of my life. God is teaching me that kindness can be the simplest way to show Jesus. That it doesn't require fancy words and frills to be a "witness." That sharing a simple smile or taking 2 minutes out of my day to talk to someone can make all the difference.
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    Sometimes the kindness isn't returned. And that used to really bother me. But now? It encourages me to be MORE kind. MORE gracious. MORE loving.
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    I'm learning to see other perspectives and understand that kindness doesn't come easily for some. That everyone has their story, and some stories are full of really hard things that make even a smile really hard to give.
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    God, give me eyes to see those who need your love most. Make me your hands and feet so I can extend your loving kindness to those around me. Use me to be a light in the darkest of places.

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  • lindsayladon

    January 12th at 7:15pm
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    To the woman who is waiting...
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    This is a letter I wrote to my family and friends who are waiting for a baby to join their families. Whether you're facing infertility, loss, or maybe you're simply waiting on a husband, I pray this is encouraging to you today.
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    And mamas, it's a good read to remind us to be sensitive with our words and attitudes to our friends who are waiting. {link in profile}

    thehannahbook

    6 days ago
    After struggling with infertility for 3 years and recently becoming pregnant through IVF, I can tell you that it means A LOT when somebody sees those hurting hearts, especially somebody who hasn't been there to experience it themselves. That's real empathy and it truly is appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to think of those still waiting. They are on my mind and in my heart 24/7. ❤❤❤

    yofkhm

    6 days ago
    😍 😍 😍 😍

    alaskasnowangel

    6 days ago
    Shared this with my sweet coworker today.
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  • lindsayladon

    January 11th at 6:53pm
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    Teacher leggings for the win! #teacherlife #iteachsecond #iteach2nd #lularoe #lularoeleggings #happywednesday
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    To all my teacher friends today...YOU GOT THIS. 💪🏻 It's winter, it's post-Christmas, it's mid-week but don't let your enthusiasm die! Our kids need us! They need our love, our teaching, our smiles, our hugs. Never forget your WHY! Why do you teach? Because you're passionate about changing lives and investing in the future! And because we can show them Jesus! 😁
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    Tag a teacher friend to encourage them today! 💛

    chelsea_hannah

    5 days ago
    these are so perfect!

    2.five.3

    7 days ago
    Love!!! ✏️Luckily we got 2 pair so I kept one and have a pair of these for sale in my group! Search "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Leggings" on FB!

    desiraeriley

    7 days ago
    Great! Thank you for checking for me!!

    lindsayladon

    7 days ago
    @desiraeriley no luck! Bummer! But if you join the LuLaRoe Buy/sell/trade FB group, you could ask if anyone has them!

    desiraeriley

    7 days ago
    @lindsayladon thank you!

    lindsayladon

    7 days ago
    @desiraeriley -- I'll ask her! I know she had 2 pair!

    aebolinger

    7 days ago
    I just bought alphabet ones!

    desiraeriley

    7 days ago
    Does your lularoe person still have these in stock?! I NEED !

    lindsayladon

    7 days ago

    momlincoln

    7 days ago
    Perfect!!
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  • lindsayladon

    January 11th at 7:50am
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    "Our insecurities, fears, and doubts can never be banished by the knowledge of who we are. They can only be banished by the knowledge of 'I Am.'" —@jenwilkin #womenoftheword
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    Sometimes I feel like Motherhood is nothing but a constant reminder of my shortcomings and weaknesses. I beat myself up for losing my patience once again... I wish I could be more of a Supermom who could somehow manage to work full time, get the week-old mounds of laundry put away, and still spend quality time with my babies... I dream of being that Pinterest mom with the cute decor, fun activities, and perfectly dressed children (but to be honest, that thought just makes me tired).
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    But it's when I return to the Lord—I take time out of my day to sit in His presence and let Him renew me, strengthen me, and remind me of who I am in Him—that's when I remember that Motherhood is so much more than just hitting the mark. It's a beautiful symphony of loving, giving, receiving, working, teaching, caring, laughing, crying, and even sometimes failing. But no matter what, I know who called me and I know who I am in Him.

    chelsea_hannah

    5 days ago
    YES. such a good reminder!

    oilymamalife

    7 days ago
    So true! You are not alone mama!

    jllebak

    7 days ago
    I needed this! I feel the same way.

    melissalongval13

    7 days ago
    ❤️❤️❤️

    alaskasnowangel

    8 days ago
    Oh how I needed this! I'm so grateful for your friendship and encouragement. @lindsayladon ❤️❤️❤️

    bobbisnead

    8 days ago
    This is truth!

    lavalessa

    8 days ago
    💖

    littlebiscuitbows

    8 days ago
    So. Good.
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  • lindsayladon

    January 10th at 11:55pm
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    If this is you, message me! We're looking to add some mamas to our team at @motherhoodinspired! It could be a great fit for you! 💛

    thatmamalove

    6 days ago
    I love Jesus but i graphic design😏

    ourdenstories

    7 days ago
    I am both a lover of Jesus and a Graphic Designer!!! I would love to chat with you about what you are looking for! What is your email?

    lindsayladon

    8 days ago
    @rusticbranches me either girl! I wish!

    rusticbranches

    8 days ago
    Aww I love Jesus but no graphic design 😂🙈

    marquis_clarke

    8 days ago
    🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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  • lindsayladon

    January 9th at 4:41pm
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    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! | 1 Chronicles 16:11
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    A great reminder for this Monday morning as we head into another week with a full agenda, a long to-do list, and probably not enough sleep. We operate best in God's strength when we are weak. It keeps us dependent on him and not ourselves. Remember, God never called you to be busy. He called you to be fruitful. Be intentional with your time, and know that sometimes the most fruitful thing you can do is rest. ☺ #happymonday #womenoftheword #godisgood

    dsdangerfield

    9 days ago
    Love this!

    amy.hodgdon

    9 days ago
    All good reminders! Thanks Lindsay!
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