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

Gynecological Adventures {Part 2}

Oh my gosh!  I thought I could pull this off - describing what I thought was a comical visit with my GYN, but I'm starting to get a really bad case of the nerves.  I mean, we ladies do this every year but NO ONE is talking about it.  Well, I did say that I'd take one for the team, so for better or ... [ Read More ]

The Best Weekend Entertainment Guide {4/22}

Hey Friends, It's Friday! If you're looking for something to watch, read or see this weekend (and to make you laugh), here are some awesome links to get you ready for your weekend. first up . . . Best Family Movie in Theaters The Jungle Book . . .  The Jungle Book [PG ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ... [ Read More ]

Gynecological Adventures {Part 1}

If you're a woman, then you already know about the joy of taking your annual gynecological exam. (Yippie!) And no matter how much you dread it, this is one date that you can't break!  One of my past visits was just down-right comical.  (Tell me this kind-of stuff doesn't happen to you?) It happened ... [ 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 ... [ Read More ]

When You’re the Woman at the Well (+ Video)

The truth can be a scary thing. Child: Mom – Truth or Dare? Mom: {Eating my turkey burger} Umm . . . truth? Child: Do you love Daddy? Mom: Yes.  {That was easy-peasy.} Mom: {Afterthought} Oh…is that how this game works – I have to tell a truth or take a dare? Child: Yeap! The ... [ Read More ]

4 Amazingly Effective Ways to Manage Pain in Marriage

There are constructive ways to deal with conflict and manage emotional pain as a wife, and then there are destructive ways.   I've chosen the destructive path a time or two (or three!) as a wife and if there's one thing I've learned as a result, it's that effective pain management is key to ... [ 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 ... [ Read More ]

When a Wife Needs a Help Meet

To be a help meet or to need a help meet?  That is the question. One morning while watching cable news, I observed a prominent female anchor conduct a “power segment” of sorts with other women who were accomplished and influential in their sphere of work. With women breaking through glass ... [ Read More ]