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...]

Why I Quit!

I had a plan. I had it all figured out. I knew what I wanted. And I was going for it. That is five I’s. Things are not going as planned. Disappointment. Again. Why? Can you relate? I know you can – because this scenario has repeated itself over and over in my life and no doubt the same is true for you. And then...this morning, I listened to Misty Edwards sing Finally I Surrender.  “All I want is you to have your … [Read more...]

Dizzy Mom Exhaustion Phenom

For well over a year I have spent much time trying to determine direction and purpose. Honestly I think that’s something we all do on a continuum, but the tricky part is remaining true to who God has called you to be and living with contentment as you seek. I have to say it is way awesome when I can hear God above all the noise. When I am paying attention He keeps me ever humble if my thoughts and words get me into trouble as I am seeking and … [Read more...]

Random MOMents – Summer Memory Gratitude Edition

Well, summertime is officially over. And that got me to thinking about summer and lots of sweet memories began tumbling through my head - which led to me feeling immeasurably grateful. Which led to this list of Random MOMents I am grateful for from this summer: witnessing selflessness in college students the warmth of sunshine the warmth of sonshine chocolate lava cake making new friends cooling breezes giggles of little … [Read more...]

Reader Comment = Tears

I am weeping...God truly can use the unqualified for His purposes! Jacki shared this with me tonight... Tracy, I’m typing this with one hand as I nurse my fourth child who is four weeks old. The others are 6, 4, and 2. So needless to say, when the focus on the family broadcast came on the other night (while I was bouncing a gassy baby and chanting “this too shall pass! This too shall pass!”) I got teary eyed as I heard you describe that … [Read more...]

Family Matters Blog Shout Out

One of the best books I have ever read on parenting is Raising Kids for True Greatness by Tim Kimmel. I never would have imagined when I read that book that someday I would be blogging on his FamilyMatters Blog! How crazy is that? I think God really enjoys blessing us in ways that makes us literally giggle! I hope you will join me over at their site today as I give a bit of advice on how to keep your children from being terrified of … [Read more...]

Snow Day Mom Melt Down

All this snow day talk amongst mom bloggers, facebookers (I just invented a new word - I'm sure Wikipedia will be calling soon!) and the news outlets sucked up out of my cluttered brain the memory of a blizzard I lived through when my teens were little bitties! It was February and outside the landscape was covered in a blanket of white snow.  Inside our cozy two story home I sat on a warm carpeted stairway, my newborn infant son in my arms and … [Read more...]