Danger to Children’s Growth

The other day my husband was talking about a leadership principal that involves the term analysis paralysis, and my ears perked up. When I asked him to explain further, he said leaders have to know when to take action, “It’s all about not over thinking things, it is ok to make mistakes because you will learn from them.” So that got me to thinking . . . if multimillion-dollar business leaders know that doing something and making mistakes leads … [Read more...]

How To Help Kids Remember!

There are so many things we as moms want to do to help our children thrive in life! I do realize that trying to do them all can make every stinkin one of us go crazy because there simply are not enough hours in the day! So, right now, let me absolve you of all the "Oh my goodness I cannot do it all!" guilt running through your head. Because you know what? You are right you CANNOT do it all. So, you just have to decide what is right for you … [Read more...]

I Cannot Birth This Baby!

Interesting that during my pregnancy over 20 years ago I constantly read the book What To Expect When You Are Expecting and now that I am talking into the lives of moms I was asked by them to write a post on child birth! I really was connected to that book, I even mention it in Be The Mom! They have a website, What To Expect, and they send me an email several months back and say, "Hey, will you write us a guest post?" And I answer back, … [Read more...]

Mom Lousy Day Turnaround Tip

As is my habit I spent time this morning praising my Father in Heaven. The beauty of modern technology...and spodify. As I lingered in melodic truth I became overwhelmed with gratitude of who God is, who my Savior is and how I am blessed to approach each day with hope because of my relationship with the great I Am. It is mind boggling really. This morning I was being led in worship by Matt Redman. We sang great truths together that … [Read more...]

MOB’s, Listen Up!

That little boy of mine, the one that used to beat on the front the door with his tiny little palm and chant, “outside, outside, outside” – yeah that one, he is over six feet tall now. The little dimples that have always winked at me when he smiles, still do. Somehow because he is headed towards manhood, they are even more adorable now than they used to be.  Perched up there above the scraggly beard. One day last week, with his green eyes … [Read more...]

Got Courage & A Junk Drawer?

Today you can find my thoughts on being a Courageous Woman while staring submission right in the face over at MomLife Today. Here at Be The Mom...I want to share with you a sweet MOMent I had this morning...I was looking for something in my bedside table and pushed to the back of the drawer I found a sweet little pile of homemade love. My kids are now 19 and 16...building into them while they were young did matter moms, we have a … [Read more...]

Mom Fail, That Involves Smoke & Firetrucks

It seemed like a reasonable idea at the time. My husband, children and I were visiting friends out of state to attend a wedding.  The day of the wedding we were up and running – well, most of us were.  Hubby and daughter had left to go to the store, but my son was still asleep. My friend’s husband was out and about and she and I wanted to go take a walk. My then nine year old son was asleep and we had discussed the night before that if he woke … [Read more...]

Sleep Deprived Mom

Ah, sleep deprivation I remember it well. It started when they were born and stopped...well actually it hasn't stopped. I have a dear friend who just had her first child about a month ago, she told me that what she missed most was sleep.  And that if she could just manage to get 8 hours of sleep one night a week she would be happy. It was all I could do not to laugh.  Because I am keenly aware that desire is going to remain a constant - … [Read more...]

Aggressive Girls – STOP IT!

Source: momlifetoday.com via Tracey on Pinterest   I have just about had enough! For those of you who are raising little boys, allow me to warn you: when they get a little older (and I do mean a little older), they will be facing some rather aggressive girls who do not live by the same social etiquette rules most of us grew up with! I remember being told by both of my parents not to pursue boys, and that was pretty easy for me to … [Read more...]