Don't get me wrong. I love a good vacation. Whether it's spent at a beach, at a lake, or in the mountains, it's my happy place, away from the chaos of reality. What I don't like is the massive reality check that hits you when you walk through the door. Seriously, it takes me forever to unpack from a week long trip because I'm worn out and frankly, a little overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done.

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 →

It's Bible Study day. You haven't finished the lesson. Maybe you haven't even started on it. So the internal debate begins: should you just stay home today?

A year ago, if you had told me that one habit could change the mood of my day I would have laughed. But now I realize there is one thing I can do to set myself up for a greay day.

Is your head spinning from all the talk of cleaning routines? Are you unsure of how to create one or even if you need one? Maybe this will help.

Very few things are as frustrating as things not going how we planned. But have you ever stopped to wonder how you should react?

It was happening again. I could hear my words and knew, even as I was saying them, I was hurting my children. Not only were they words meant to tear them down, they were in the loudest, most angry tone I could muster. In one moment, I became the one thing I swore I'd never... Continue Reading →

The tagline of this blog is "Real Mom. Real Kids. Real Life." I intentionally chose the word "real" because I wanted to keep myself accountable and refrain from creating this picture of a mom who has it all together. I didn't want you imagining me standing in the kitchen with my hair fixed pretty and... Continue Reading →

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