Another Book Launch!!!

I am so excited!  I was having a stressful week last week.  We have started homeschooling two kids now, and I just don’t seem to be able to find a groove yet.  I’m sure it will happen eventually. Anyways, I had applied to be on the Listen, Love, Repeat book launch for Karen Ehman.  I…

Do This To Save Your Sanity

Okay, so this chapter had a LOT of highlighter marks.  And pencilled in notes.  And aha moments. Hoodwinked – Myth #4: Motherhood Is All-Consuming and All-Fulfilling.  Or maybe not.  I love the way the author writes this chapter, because she is just so honest about her journey.  It hasn’t been as shiny and sparkly fun…

More Than "Just" a Mom

Today’s post from Hoodwinked:10 Myths Mom’s Believe & Why We All Need to Knock it Off, is from Chapter 4: Myth #3: I am “Just” A Mom. Ruth starts off this chapter telling us about a trip to the bank, where she tells the bank teller that she is a stay at home mom, and…

Being "Right"

I can’t imagine that any parent has lived their entire life as a parent without uttering some words of thinly veiled “advice”, certain that if you could just have that child for a single weekend, you would have them all straightened out.  Because your methods of parenting have produced your perfect children, so why ever would…

No More Assumptions!

Yay! I finally get to write about this amazing book that I have had the privilege of reading before it was officially released!    I have been reading all about how to let go and let God in my parenting journey.  And it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I have been juggling motherhood, cleaning,…

Like a Brick

You know, some days are just nice, quiet, normal days.  Those days that nothing really stands out. Then all of a sudden it hits you. Like a brick. An entire month has just disappeared. I survived it. But did I cherish it?  Was I intentional with my minutes?  Because while every once in a while,…

Until We Meet Again

We had a celebration of life this week for my sweet Mother in law.  We actually ran out of seats in our church. And aisle space. And floor space. And filled the foyer. And the balcony where the offices are. It says a lot about a person I think when that many people come to…

All That Matters

I lost my mother-in-law to cancer last week. It was an awful, emotional, exhausting and eye opening experience. And it brought to my attention so many things. I realized how many people one life can affect. How many lives can be changed just by one persons kindness. How one prayer warrior can make such a…

Gratitude

It has been a long week. It seems more like forever than just one week. I am sitting in bed with my husband so grateful that I have been blessed with him.  You see, my mother-in-law is in the hospital with terminal cancer. My father-in-law was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. He had…

Faith in the Valleys

It’s been a busy few weeks in our house. My son discovered that 20lbs of flour is really fun to spread around. On the floors…on clean clothes…in the dryer freshly emptied of those clean clothes. He also discovered that he has to take out many, many bags of garbage at 25 cents each to earn…