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...]

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...]

‘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...]

Gratitude and MOPS Convention

I am beyond filled with gratitude to the Lord for His goodness and to so many of you for your encouraging words! Late last night we returned from our family vacation, so needless to say my sparse posts and social media presence last week were for that very reason! I thought it divinely ironic that my book release and radio program with Focus on the Family would be while I was on vacation! I didn't even get to hear the broadcast - I was was too … [Read more...]