Archives for May 2015

If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

Hot, Bothered and Itching to End the School Year

I got an email recently from a blogger who said that it was her kid’s last day of school (woo hoo!), so we can expect to hear way less from her over the summer considering that she’ll be with her kids all day, every day, until the fall. As a homeschooling mom my life’s just the opposite - I’m with my kids all day, every day - so, for ten months ... [ Read More ]

My Fondest Mother’s Memory {w/Video}

Hi Friends! After sharing about my worst Mother’s Day ever I promised to share my best Mother’s Day, too.  But, I’m thinking that my best Mother’s Day is probably not very different from any other mom – (these days) it’s filled with breakfast in bed, balloons, gifts, yada, yada, yada - you get the point.  I’d much rather share my fondest ... [ Read More ]

This is Shadell – She is my Bestie

This is Shadell.  She is my Bestie. She has always been by my side.   She's my girl, my pearl, my mental health pill.  Yes, she's all that and a bag of chips! We met in college at the Christian Club.  She helped me pass health class!  Soon after that we both ended up attending the same church. We both were single moms and had daughters who ... [ Read More ]

Mother’s Day Meltdown! (My Worst Mother’s Day Ever)

I sort of have a history of having emotional meltdowns on Mother’s Day.  Not every Mother’s Day - and thankfully, none in my recent past - but I've had my fair share, nonetheless. I believe it all started with me having the expectation of, um, receiving something; you know – something as in a gift from one of my MANY children.  (Note: if you ... [ Read More ]

Announcing Mother’s Day Mania! {& Giveaway}

Welcome to Mother's Day Mania: a week long celebration of Motherhood and Friendship! This week I'll be posting my best and my worst Mother's Day ever, my highest and lowest points as a mom (I promise not to depress you), and I'll have a special post on friendship! Starting today on Welcome Home's Facebook page I'm posting my favorite "Mommy ... [ Read More ]