Comments on: Living With Kids: Geralyn Broder Murray http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 03:28:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: heidi http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-378934 heidi Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:12:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-378934 there isn’t a single moment that i am not in awe when i walk into the murray home. full of peace and love and animals, and the freshest air and the purest hearts. a gift.

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371977 Jane Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:54:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371977 Amen.

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By: Grace http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371951 Grace Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:52:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371951 Beautiful home! It’s a great collection of furniture and other treasures, and I especially love that rock tray! I always enjoy hearing people’s thoughts on the last question… still evaluating that for myself. :)

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371858 Shannon Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:20:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371858 Geralyn,
This is so near and dear to my heart. Your home, your story and your family. Love it All! There are so many things I wish I had known but I think finding out as you go is half the fun. Love, Love Love.

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371854 Jennifer Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:06:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371854 Beautiful, cozy and inviting home and family! Love this featured writer!

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By: Leila Burr http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371847 Leila Burr Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:31:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371847 What a wonderful piece. I love how the assemblage of furniture, artwork, and possessions at every turn in their house tells a story of both the past and present. As Geralyn mentioned, their house celebrates the life of their family, adults and children included.

I love the idea of the rock collection – what a fabulous idea! And yes, what a heartfelt and poignant last line; I especially feel as though I need to spend more time stopping to enjoy the “moment,” great advice for any parent.

I wish I had known that having children doesn’t have to mean a transition from being focused on your own goals and priorities to those of your children, and that in reality you continue to work on those things together, as a family. Had I known that, I would have had children a lot younger.

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By: Chrisine http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371798 Chrisine Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:15:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371798 I wish I had known…

I am way stronger than I thought I was before children.

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By: leslie http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371797 leslie Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:48:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371797 i wish i had known…
that i will grow WITH my children and that i do not have to be perfect from the minute they are born….

i really like her answers! so down to earth. really real :)
and the “rock-plate” is a great idea! we tend to forget where we got ours…

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371784 Amy Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:15:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371784 I wish I had known that all my wishes were going to come true and I could just relax and enjoy the scenery.

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By: Tracey http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371776 Tracey Wed, 08 Aug 2012 02:08:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371776 Beautiful! I love the rock collection idea! I just started something like this, and hers is so fantastic – love the bowl!

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By: Patricia http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371767 Patricia Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:55:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371767 Love the decorating. Simple but beautiful and meaningful just like your family.

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By: Victoria Regina http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371758 Victoria Regina Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:03:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371758 I wish I had known that you don’t have to make yourself like everyone. There are people you can’t stand, and that’s okay!

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By: rachel coleman http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371755 rachel coleman Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:36:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371755 Lovely home, even lovelier words.

I’m glad I didn’t know more when I started out; I’d be more terrified to take that first step. Ha! But seriously, I wish I’d known that I’m stronger than I ever knew and that in the darkest hour we are given resources and help from heaven to get us through. I wish I’d known parenting would stretch me and challenge me and CHANGE me in the best and most miraculous ways.

Isn’t being a mother the best thing ever?

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By: Emily @ Peck Life http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371749 Emily @ Peck Life Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:31:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371749 I wish I had known…that taking care of yourself after having a baby {including resting, eating a ton, and not trying to “get it all done”} is one of the most important things you’ll ever do….and that it’s never worth it to buy a cheap couch.

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By: TracieMcOB http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371745 TracieMcOB Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:12:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371745 I wish I had known – sooner – how ultimately and completely my sons would steal my heart – even at 18 & 21, I love being with them and truly like them. They still drive me crazy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I tell my friends and nieces that have little ones to soak in every, single moment with their precious babies , because it goes so fast! Just like what Geralyn said. sigh!

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By: Caitlin http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371734 Caitlin Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:39:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371734 Love this! What a beautiful home!

As for your last question, I wish I had known how happy following my dreams would make me. I never wanted to go to an office everyday, but when it came time to choose a major in college, I chose something that I enjoyed, but which would put me in an office.

Luckily, a stint with unemployment put me back on the path I’d always wished I was on. I wrote a novel, and have high hopes of having it published sometime (sooner, rather than later, I hope!). You can read about it here: http://caitlinjacobs.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/let-me-tell-you-about-the-book-im-writing-part-1/

I hope everyone can find the kind of fulfillment and happiness I find in writing!

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By: Dawn http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371729 Dawn Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:12:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371729 I really love reading this series! The art work on the walls, the dolls and toys on the beds, this looks like a fun and welcoming home. Thanks for showing us this beautiful home. : )

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By: Little Mrs. P http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371728 Little Mrs. P Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:03:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371728 My favorite part of these series is the last question. I love reading what each person says to:”What I wish I had know…..”

I wish I had known that “the blink of an eye” is a literal term, not a figurative one because it truly feels as though time flashes by in the “blink of an eye” once you have kids. One moment you are trying to survive your first night at home with a baby and all of the sudden she’s 4 and telling you that she hates soccer but loves dance. You try to survive each hour in those first days of motherhood and before you know it the hours are days and the days weeks, and when I was once referring to my babies as being m onths old, now their ages have years.

Yes, I must say, when I was young and counting down the days until Christmas or my birthday and my dad would say, “before long, time will flash by in the blink of an eye” and I would roll my eyes and laugh at his expression, I wish I had known that it was all true.

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By: Kim http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371718 Kim Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:26:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371718 I adore Geri and loved getting a peek inside her home! Great series.

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By: Connie http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/living-with-kids-geralyn-broder-murray/comment-page-1/#comment-371713 Connie Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:43:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21382#comment-371713 We have a Westie too! They are definitely little personalities, that’s for sure! Nice photos, and beautiful home: They are so lucky to have had such a neat “meet/cute” for how they found their house-and that’s got to be fun for their friends when they come over and visit, to see how their home changes!

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