When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

We all have those days as moms where we totally lose control, forget an appointment, pass-over the much-needed shower and go to the store anyway, and even hide under the covers with the onset of another sibling tirade. Some times though the circumstances aren’t within ourselves but the choices and actions of our children causing […]

How to Deal with a Screaming Toddler

I would like to just start this post off by saying that this title describes my everyday life with a 3 year old and (almost) 2 year old.  However, this does not mean that I have all of the answers! I thought we could just start off with a little humor: Who can relate?! Oh […]

The Many Ways Moms Influence Their Daughters

I remember my littlest being my biggest imitator. She would walk around the house in her prized “clippy clops” with her purse and play phone in hand. A determined little one who had places to go and things to get done, she simply needed a car ignition big enough to fit the toy keys she […]

The Perfect Gift

I remember how excited I felt when I found out I was going to be a mom! I took bits and pieces I loved from those who spoke into my life and configured this model of perfect mom for my children. It wasn’t a bad model but more of a testament to those who spoke into my life, […]

In the Spirit of Christmas…

riMy children are getting to the age where they are noticing all of the Christmas excitement.  It is so exciting for us as parents, especially since Christmas is our favorite holiday.  As much as I love looking at the beautiful lights, decorating my tree with my beloved ornaments, and let’s not forget finding just the […]

Children, Obey Your Parents

We’ve all heard the verse from Ephesians, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (6:1). As a mother, I have taught this verse to my children. I have tried to get them to understand it. There isn’t a Sunday School in the world that hasn’t taught this verse to little ones. It […]

Joy in Affliction

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:5-6  The first time I read this verse I immediately thought of my children. Being a parent is hard! […]

When Your Children Hear Everything

  The most paralyzing realization sometimes is looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing that little person absorbing every last word you just uttered in anger…to their daddy. It’s quite the conviction watching my daughter bat her long eye-lashes with a worrisome look on her face and deep in her eyes she’s fearful of what […]

Sacrifices of a “Super” Mom

I feel that no matter where you are in your mom timeline, whether you are a mom of a 19-year-old and step-mother of 2 like me or of younger children. There is a time in life where we look back and wonder, “Were my children happy? Was I happy with certain decisions or where was […]

What Have You Sacrificed?

Do you remember before you had children how you imagined your life would be once you were a mommy? The picket fence and waking up every morning bright-eyed ready to greet your little pumpkin and start your day that would go smoothly.  I don’t know about you, but how I imagined mommy-hood is not quite […]

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