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Hello Dear Home-builder,

To help you strengthen your home I created “In Christ, My Home Is” – a beautiful printable with 15 powerful affirmations for the Christian home.  Print it, pray it, declare it, and work intentionally to make each truth a reality in your home! CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE PRINTABLE

 

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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ... [ Read More ]

My Boy’s Gone, Again (& Learning How to Let Go)

CAUTION: BROODING MOM ALERT Two weeks ago I looked like this... This week, I'm curled up in a fetal position, bawling and clothed in sackcloth and ashes. Will you grab your Kleenex and join me in having a teenie-weenie pity party?  (If you do I'll share my chocolate milkshake with you.) My ... [ Read More ]

Warning: Grumpy Mom Alert {Honey, Don’t Bother Me! Please}

Do you ever experience this… WHY IS IT...that when I desperately need some down time after being out of the home all morning with the kids AND I’m trying to decompress while sitting in my favorite chair, eating an ice cream pop and watching one of my favorite shows, my husband thinks it’s the ... [ 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 ... [ Read More ]

How Denial and Double Stuf Oreos Can Help Moms Cope

Have you ever been this mom? . . . I stopped by the supermarket one evening and saw an all too familiar scene: a momma with a hot-red face shopping with her kiddo’s. This momma was seriously trying to hold it together.  Her grade school kids were playing - age appropriately - yet still ... [ Read More ]