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…

Prickly or Plush

As I was reading (finally!) the chapter for this week from Karen Ehman’s newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat“, I was reminded of a sweet elderly lady we met a few years ago. Karen tells us of this curmudgeonly old neighbor of hers that was, well, pretty mean.  He chased animals.  He yelled at kids.  But…

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…

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…