I am a podcast junkie. I love listening to my favorite bloggers share their heart while I perform my daily tasks because, let’s be honest, I don’t always have time to read blog posts and sometimes I just need to hear a grown-up talking. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite podcasts... Continue Reading →

I'm pretty sure I've talked about this before but I love routines! I love planners and pens. I enjoy reading books and articles about planning the perfect day/week/season. I've pinned several different cleaning routines and plans on Pinterest with then intention of trying all of them. And don't even get me started on the number... Continue Reading →

If you follow me on social media then you saw my posts asking for blog suggestions. I confess, as Friday approached (my self imposed deadline that I'm really trying to keep up on), my mind was completely void of any ideas for a post. Thankfully, I was given some really good suggestions, the first of... Continue Reading →

I was having a really bad day. I had let my imagination run wild and it took me to a dark place. It took me to a place of doubt. I questioned everything. I doubted my husband's love for me, my abilities to meet his needs. I questioned whether I was doing the right thing... Continue Reading →

Like so many other parents, I've caught myself thinking "I wish kids came with an instruction manual". I mean having something that decipher the seemingly meaningless crying or help me make decisions on important things like school, discipline or vaccinations. Unfortunately, there isn't a single written document that can address these specific issues. Sure there... Continue Reading →

I've heard it time and again, "Practice self care to avoid mom burnout." I've been heeding this amazing advice for a few months now and let me tell you, I have been in a much better mood. When I've taken time by myself to prepare for the day, I'm much more relaxed, much more motivated,... Continue Reading →

I wanted to cry. My four year old son, out of the goodness of his heart, handed a shoe box to the young man who came over to work on his car. The contents of the box, a super-hero cape and mask that Paul M had received as a Christmas gift. The young man put... Continue Reading →

I couldn't believe the words that were coming out of my mouth. "I have some extra chicken in the slow cooker if you'd like to join us for lunch." There I was talking to this couple I had just met, visitors to our church, and I was inviting them over for lunch. The invitation itself... Continue Reading →

I've learned a lot since becoming a mom. But one lesson that God continually teaches me is that idealism and motherhood cannot exist.

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