As a mom of three littles, I’ve found myself trying to find ways to avoid being “Cranky Mommy”. We all know Cranky Mommy – she sighs; she stresses; she says, “No” more than “Yes;” she falls into bed at the end of the day feeling like she’s spent her day fussing at her kids … More Goodbye, Cranky Mommy
I remember praying and asking for a miracle. I remember crying and begging God to save that little life that I saw on the screen. “Your levels aren’t normal” “This doesn’t seem to be a viable pregnancy” “Whatever you’re praying, keep praying, because there’s a heartbeat!!” “I’m sorry, but there is no life there.” … More When God’s Answer Isn’t Our “Yes”
As a mom of littles, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel that you’ve dropped the ball by the time you drop yourself into bed each evening. There are SO many evenings when I tell my husband, “I was a bad mom today.” I’m not saying this as a pity party, but as a confession … More wisdom from the trenches
One day, my kitchen table will be set. One day, my laundry will be put away. One day, he won’t take 30 minutes to eat one pouch of food. One day, I’ll wake up rested from a full night of sleep. One day, the corners of my family room won’t be stacked with toys. … More One Day…
There is a beauty in a Daddy’s ways. A Momma sees it when she lets loose of the reigns. There’s more playing, more fort-building, more squealing, and more jumping than our normal routine. I could learn a few lessons from this Daddy. 🙂 “The righteous who walks in his integrity – blessed are his children … More The Beauty of Daddy
on this chilly, sleepy Monday, I’d like to revisit one of my favorite/most helpful lessons God has taught me during motherhood: When Mommy Guilt Became My God (March 2014) “Is he watching too much TV?” “Is he eating too much candy?” “I should make preservative-free Spaghettios instead of buying these…” “Am I doing enough … More When Mommy Guilt Became My God (Re-Visit)
“…if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God” – Proverbs 2:4-5 I’ve used the same sweet newborn hat for all three of my boys’ newborn photo sessions. When my second son was born, I … More Seek. Really seek.
Last week during naptime, I cleaned my windows. 10 minutes later, four chubby, sticky hands found the clean windows. Every evening, and a few times throughout the day, I clean up toys in the family room. Each time I pick up, the toys end up all over the floor again. I do laundry until the … More The One Task that is Never unDONE.
We do not have cable. If something newsworthy happens during the day, I find out from Facebook or from my husband when he comes home from work. If Little Einsteins don’t sing about it, I don’t know it happened.So when I get a chance to watch the news and see what’s happening in our world, … More When the world seems like too much.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” – Luke 12:7 You all, I am having a time over here this morning with this verse! Can we talk about this, God’s goodness, and postpartum hair loss?! Ha! Had I known about this hair … More Mommy’s Going Bald