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...]

Keep It Simple

Sunday afternoon was peace and quiet loveliness for me. After weeks of rain we had a beautiful day of clear skies and sunshine. I went out back to just spend some time alone doing nothing. Suddenly I found myself taking off my shoes and socks rolling my jeans up to my knees and laying down on the grass. I experienced an overwhelming desire to just feel the ground beneath me, relax and soak up the sun's warmth. I did absolutely nothing but lay … [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...]

Best Marriage Advice Ever

Wait for it, it’s coming...keep reading. My daughter just got married. As in last weekend. She has a new name. Here’s the thing – I love her husband...already. Because I know him so well, I have known him for over 21 years. Even though we met in person two years ago. When you pray for someone for 21 years you just know them - the Holy Spirit does that. Mom’s, pray for your child’s future spouse. It matters. I have spent much … [Read more...]

Bucket O’ Summer Fun

"Mom . . . I'm bored" is usually heard a couple of weeks into summer, and then we have to figure out what our kids might be able to do in order to be have some fun—whether it's a rainy day, a hot day, a cranky day, or we just want to keep our kids off of the electronics and up and moving or being creative! Take the time now, just before summer is in full swing, and fill a box with some fun activities that will keep your child engaged for a … [Read more...]

No-Rules, Kid-Friendly Summer

Yes, I just wrote that out loud : no-rules summer!  Call me crazy . . . or call me old and wise, but I do think I am on to something here! Every home needs rules to run smoothly, I get that, but come on . . . don’t you remember the thrill of summer when you were a kid? I sure do. I remember that giddy feeling of not having to study for three whole months and the promise of no schedules. (Yeah, remember when summer break was from Memorial … [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...]

Hollywood Sexist ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Fail!

It is no secret that I am a big fan of the movie Moms' Night Out.  I am a fan mainly because the movie depicts the reality of what it is like to be a mom who is intentionally engaged in motherhood.  I am also a fan of Moms' Night Out because a group of moms rally around a single mom to support and encourage her. Moms' Night Out resonates with moms—they are telling me that by the hundreds, and I am seeing proof of that all over social media! … [Read more...]

I’m back!!!

And I am grateful for every amazing moment I have spent with the Lord and my family since January!  Obedience is a wonderful thing, I stepped away because God indicated I should and though I was not sure for how long when I did step away, I am sure that now is the time to start sharing life again! We have some MAJOR changes going on in our personal lives and in my mom ministry life as well.  My youngest is graduating from High School in May, … [Read more...]