Just What I Needed

If you’ve been reading my posts over the last few years, you know that life has felt kind of overwhelming at times.   It has even felt at times like there was no way to get out from under this huge cloud over me. Here’s a quick recap for those who dont know:  I had…

We Were Not Made to Walk This Road Alone!

Chapter 2 in Hoodwinked: 10 Myths of Motherhood has the very first myth that they debunk.  The myth that mothering is natural, easy and instinctive.  And some days it is.  Those other days, well…  The quote that starts this chapter says “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” We are always in action.  I was laying…

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,…