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Us Against Them {Because the Kids are Nuts!}

Okay, it’s official!  I have a slight problem. While other mommy bloggers are churning out posts with wholesome titles such as Christ Centered Hope for the Weary Mom, I am openly and unabashedly telling you that kids in general are crazy; and it’s YOU and your husband against THEM. But I won’t stand down!  Even for want of a better title, ... [ Read More ]

The Truth About Raising Young Adults

I have more angst about parenting my young adult kids than any Christian mom should be willing to admit. I know that God is sovereign. I know that He rules and reigns in the affairs of my family. Still, I sometimes struggle to believe that He’s orchestrating the events of my kids’ lives for their good - like, in a manner that prevents me ... [ Read More ]

Momma: Please put down your phone!

Dear Momma . . . ♥  Do you check your phone every time you have a spare moment? ♥  Is your participation in your child’s events waning because of your need to capture the perfect picture? ♥  Are you guilty of missing a moment because you are trying to share it on social media? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, chances are that ... [ 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 if He so desired. "Hey, I'm a mom blogger," I reasoned.  "I can do this." Well, I got ... [ 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 – a ... [ 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 ]

Motherhood: The Good. The Bad. The Adventure!

Motherhood is an adventure that is never predictable. Sometimes it's up.  Sometimes it's down.  It's never boring and it's ALWAYS a challenge! And I'm trying to make the most of this hair-graying, heart-racing, panic-inducing adventure ride that I can; but that's not always easy to do. My intentions all day were to sit and write a lovely, ... [ 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 ]

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 ]