Momlife is TOO hard!

I have been remembering those days throughout my momlife where I wanted to escape. Where my biggest dream was the "mom fairy" bursting through my door and saying, "You are such a great mom, you deserve a break...I am going to wave my wand and send you on a two day vacation...where would you like to go?" Never happened. Being a mom is hard - it's a daily assault on self. Being a mom is important - it's a daily opportunity to pour into the … [Read more...]

My Son Is Ignoring Me!

I recently got an email from a mom (who asked to remain nameless) who shared that she was struggling in how to interact with her tween son who was rapidly loosing interest in his desire to hang out with her. Woe is me --- I have been there, and it hurts and it is confusing. I want to encourage her and all of you moms that is NORMAL and is NOT a reflection on you or your relationship with your son.  And I REALLY want to thank my new friend … [Read more...]

5 Truths About Mom

Recently several different friends have shared with me that they are talking to moms and what they are hearing is lots of hopelessness.  That breaks my heart. But I have been there. And I know how to get on the other side of hopelessness. Moms, hear this, and hear it loud and clear: 1 – You are not alone. . . . There is a Father in heaven who loves you. Loves, loves, loves you—let that sink in. 2 – You are not alone. . . . You have … [Read more...]

Teach, Yes – Demand, No!

Sometimes as a mom I blow it. Sky high. A willingness to admit and adjust is a necessity as a mom. Can you relate? She walked up to me smiling, “OK Mom, my room’s all done! Come and see!” I stepped away from my own chores and followed her bouncy little body into her room. There she stood, grinning from ear to ear, I got her best Vanna White arm extension, followed by a wink of those big brown eyes and a merry, “Ta dah!” I gave her … [Read more...]

Your Kid Is Not Like Every Other – and that is good!

I have been thinking a lot about my son lately. He just graduated from High School. It happened...just like that. Oh the memories! I am remembering the little boy with the compassionate heart, the playful disposition and the thoughtful eyes fringed by bangs who has always captivated my female heart with constant busyness and curiosity. As a little guy he would toddle over to the front door and with his tiny open hand he would slap the … [Read more...]

Winners Announced from the Pine Cove Camps Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered my recent Pine Cove giveaway—I appreciate your support so much! I'm happy to announce the winners are . . . Hannah H — youth camp Elizabeth H — camp in the city Hannah and Elizabeth, my publicity team will be in touch via email with details about how to claim your prize. Keep an eye on your inbox! Welcome to Be the Mom! I'm so excited you're here. Be sure you're following me … [Read more...]

Help For The Busy Mom

I have noticed we moms have a tendency to compare our "busyness schedules" when we meet up and greet each other! Being a busy mom should not be worn as a badge of honor; it should be an indicator that we may just need to slow down. I know that of which I speak . . . because I am, at times, a busy mom. However, when the busy word slips through my lips it also triggers a "warning signal" of sorts. I admit that when my momlife is filled with … [Read more...]

‘A Beautiful Mess’ Launch | Pine Cove Giveaway

Exciting things have been happening around the Eyster household. My son is graduating this year; my daughter is getting married. Things are changing—and it's exciting! On top of all of this, my redesigned website launched this month and the book I co-wrote with Sherry Surratt, Beautiful Mess, released in conjunction with the release of the fab movie Moms' Night Out (which you NEED to see if you haven't yet)! Will you help me celebrate?! To … [Read more...]

‘Beautiful Mess’ Moms

The big launch of Beautiful Mess is here, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what God is going to do in the hearts of moms through this wonderful Bible Study written just for moms . . . by moms. The entire team at LifeWay that worked hard to get Beautiful Mess into your hands this spring was a joy to work with, and we all really enjoyed the process. It is out belief that God does seem to be up to something big through Beautiful Mess. For … [Read more...]