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.
When we first moved to Texas, I knew one family. I remember the first couple of weeks being very lonely. When we found a church we had to work hard to get to know friends because the church was large and the only way to do that was to have people over. Hospitality became a... Continue Reading →
In seasons where your hubby works weird hours it can be really hard to get time alone. Here are a few things are learned and did to make alone time happen for us.