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

It Really Is a Good Life

I decided to wear a suit. I figured I'd give my everyday soccer pant and favorite hoodie (a.k.a. my mommy uniform) a break - just for today. I hadn't donned a suit in four years, not since I left my 9-5 to be a stay-at-home mom (for like the third time), but today it just felt right. I wanted to make a good impression on my new doctor. I ... [ Read More ]

A Rainbow of Reflection on Motherhood

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and in honor of the big day I wanted to write something expressly for the heart of Moms - you know, because it's trendy and mom's dig that kind of stuff. So I prayed that the Lord would give me just the right words to share. "Hey, I'm a mom blogger," I reasoned.  "I can do this." Well, I got nothing.  Nada! ... [ Read More ]

The Christian Mom’s Guide to living out 1st Timothy 5

Most Christian woman strive to be a Proverbs 31 or a Titus 2 woman; but have you ever thought about being a 1 Timothy 5 woman?  Maybe you should!  If you’re looking for meaningful ways to be a woman after God’s heart and bless the socks off of others, then this post is for you!   As a housewife and mom so much of my life is consumed ... [ Read More ]

When a Trip to the Dentist Is as Good as the Spa

The sun is shining.  I’m out traveling.  A warm pre-spring breeze blows on my face.  My steps have extra bounce.  I feel invigorated!   Life is good. "Why?" you ask? I’m free! KID-FREE that is.  (Even "house-free.")  I’m out in the world without my kids, and it feels amazing!  (What a guilty pleasure.) I’m heading to the dentist – ... [ Read More ]

When My Kids Remember Me

It would seem that I'm expert at tuning out my kids. But in my defense, after having six, I've rationalized that it's a survival skill.  (Just kidding - sort of.) When my teens talk, I hear every word they say.  My young adult kids - I'm practically begging some of them for words!  But my younger ones never seem to stop talking. And I've ... [ Read More ]

The Seasons of Motherhood are like a Box of Chocolates

Gwyneth was having a good season . . . I remember watching Gwyneth Paltrow talk motherhood with Oprah on her show many moons ago (back in 2004). In her interview, Gwyneth was gushing over being a mom.  She was so beside herself that she named her daughter Apple (remember that whole controversy?)  She was radiant.  She was giddy.  She was ... [ Read More ]

Why It’s OK for Christian Moms to Keep-it-Real

So…I’m really, really tired . . .  and I’m supposed to stay up and blog away so I can put out posts with some degree of regularity…enough regularity to make readers come back on a regular basis. But I've one question . . . How do you do that when you’re so tired from all the mommy hats your wear all day? Today’s post is not about 20 Ways to ... [ Read More ]