When Your Kids Talk Back

Sass Back talk Sauce Cheek Lip Guff Depending on where you live, one of the above mentioned words is commonly used to describe the disrespectful rebuttal kids give their parents from time to time. No matter how cute the kid―or the word you use―is, back-talk is not a desired attribute. My oldest child is very articulate. […]

Confession of a Mom: Who Yells

“If you would just listen the first time, I wouldn’t have to yell!” If I had a nickel for every time I have said that phrase. But yet, they still don’t listen, and here I stand feeling guilty, because once again I yelled. I am not judging those who yell. I just confessed, I am a […]

Learning to Trust God with Your Kids

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” Psalm 37:23-24 One of the hardest things for me as a mom is realizing that while I’ll always be called mom, there comes a […]

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 […]

Is Spanking Your Children Biblical?

My son was arching his back and throwing a massive, ridiculous fit in the middle of a restaurant the other day and my first response was to grab his chubby, obstinate little hand and look him square in the eyes, “Cade, I have to spank you if you keep it up.” And within a few […]

Confessions of a Mom: Who Hates to Clean

As I lay me down to sleep I know my clothes are in a heap I told myself I would get to that But my best intentions again fell flat The dirty dishes reappear each day The counters are in constant disarray I send up a prayer for new resolve Hoping my mindset will evolve […]

False Messages in Our Society Today: College Degrees

Picture this…..a group of women waiting for seating in a crowded restaurant immersed in conversation. Everyone is enjoying time away from the family and the much-needed break from mom duties when the conversation turns with one question. “So everyone here has a college degree right?” and before an answer could come from everyone, the slamming […]

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, […]

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