Rachel M. Martin
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Rachel Martin is the writer behind the website FindingJoy.net. Finding Joy is a site focused on intentional living and motherhood. In three years it has reached millions of readers and at times has posts that have had over 100k likes on them. She is the author behind the successful “Dear Mom Letters” Ebook and is currently working to complete several other hard cover books based on the success of her site. Besides writing you can find at her at home teaching her kids, drinking coffee, and learning to appreciate the little things in life that truly matter. Connect with her on her site FindingJoy.net or on twitter at @finding_joy

Some of her articles have been published in the Salt Lake City News/Deseret, Home Educating Family Magazine, London/Ontario Baby Magazine, and many numerous publications. Articles have been syndicated on Blogher, Circle of Moms, Home Educating Family, Power of Moms, Florida Parent Guide, Life Your Way, National Foundation for Celiac Disease Awareness and more. She is also a regular columnist for Homeschooling Today.

Entries by Rachel M. Martin

À toutes les mères fatiguées

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:48 PM

Hier soir, mon enfant de 4 ans a décidé qu'il dormirait à mes côtés.

Il a très bien dormi.

Je n'ai pas dormi. Dormir avec un petit de 4 ans revient à dormir à côté des aiguilles d'une montre. À mesure de la nuit, je me retrouvais inévitablement...

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Why We Need to Stop Asking, 'How Do You Do It All?'

(10) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 10:53 AM

No more.

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No more asking of the mom racing through the store chasing two toddlers and holding a baby on her hip while coupons fall from her once organized coupon collector (I've never done coupons, as an FYI. It could be called anything,...

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Wenn Sie das Gefühl haben, nichts Besonderes zu sein, denken Sie an diese Dinge

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Wie die Augen Ihres Kindes zu leuchten beginnen, wenn Sie es von der Schule abholen.

Dass Sie genau wissen, wie ihr Kind zugedeckt werden möchte und wohin es seinen Gutenachtkuss bekommen möchte.

Die unendliche Zahl an Toilettenpapierrollen, Küchenrollen oder alle anderen Dinge, die ausgegangen sind und die Sie ersetzt haben,...

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When You Feel Like You Don't Make a Difference, Remember This

(15) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 8:37 AM

The way your child's eyes light up when you pick him up from school.

How you know just the right way to tuck sheets up and where to put the kisses good night.

The infinite number of toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, or anything else that needed to be...

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À toutes les mères fatiguées

(4) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 3:24 PM

Hier soir, mon enfant de 4 ans a décidé qu'il dormirait à mes côtés.

Il a très bien dormi.

Je n'ai pas dormi. Dormir avec un petit de 4 ans revient à dormir à côté des aiguilles d'une montre. À mesure de la nuit, je me retrouvais inévitablement...

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Why Your Value Isn't Based on the Past, the Things You Do, or How People Treat You

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:40 PM

I learned to hate myself in childhood.

I learned that I was the girl who was spit on in the hallways of the high school. I learned that others could write nasty things about me and paste them on my locker or in my schoolbooks or on the wall. I...

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When Mother's Day Hurts Just a Bit

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Some talk about Mother's Day.

I'm going to be real. I know Mother's Day hurts for some of you and that you kind of actually look forward to the day after, when you can put that big red X on the calendar and call Mother's Day done. I know that.

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Expand the 'Happiness Ripple' -- Together

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 3:10 PM

Co-authored by Dan R. Morris

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article titled, "Cancer of Not, When Did Making Fun of Each Other Become OK?" In it, I wrote about the cool (and awesome and inspiring and motivating and insert any other totally empowering adjective) tutu runners Monika...

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Cancer or Not, When Did Making Fun of Each Other Become OK?

(43) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM

I'm sure you've seen the pictures on Facebook. If not, you will. You see, there is this awesome runner, Monika Allen, running in a tutu with a Wonder Woman shirt on and a tiara next to her friend in a tutu and a Superman shirt. It's a cool...

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13 Mom Truths

(21) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:41 AM

1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills. You know what I'm talking about. It's 2:28 in the afternoon and there's a knock on your door and your house isn't perfect. Open the door. Welcome your friend in. Don't apologize for whatever it looks like in your...

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The Mom Confession

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 2:53 PM

I am writing this in my hallway at the top of the stairs because my two little boys won't stay in their room and go to bed unless I sit up here at the doorway and utter words like go to bed and stay in bed now -- I mean...

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To the Tired Mom

(102) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 10:25 AM

Last night my 4-year-old decided to sleep next to me.

He slept amazing.

I didn't sleep. Sleeping with a 4-year-old is like sleeping next to the hands of a clock. As the night wore on I was inevitably met with feet in my face then hands and then back...

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

(84) Comments | Posted September 28, 2013 | 11:46 AM

1. Tucking them into bed at night. Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.

2. Telling them I love them. Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word...

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