There is a version of me that I do not want to be. Several, to be honest. The me I like least is anxious me. I obsess. I over-analyze. I over-empathize. I am overly-afraid. I over-share. Over-burden others. I get overly frustrated. And on the list goes... I do not like this me. This me … Continue reading the ME I don’t want to be
I've resisted writing about the current moment because I'm very confused about how I'm feeling. I think we all are tangled up in a mix of gratitude, guilt, grief, and growing anxiety. This is a massive disruption in our normals and it takes time to understand what we are currently living. I feel like I've … Continue reading About the Pandemic.
I'm a little behind in this post, New Year's has passed and I'm just getting around to writing about what I feel my focus should be...but that's how it goes. When I sat to reflect on what I wanted to be mindful of as I embark on a new calendar year, two words came brightly … Continue reading Simple & Committed
We have officially finished all of our training, almost ALL of our paperwork, and our last home visit is scheduled. We are in the home stretch of the approval process and soon will just be waiting until we get that first life-changing call. Right now we mostly feel nervous. I am nervous we won't be able … Continue reading Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3
Our family is at the start of a new beginning! We are entering a part of our lives where grace reaches down from Heaven, nudges our hearts to step out to love a little more than we thought possible. By Grace we have what we need to make this God-inspired dream a reality. We are … Continue reading The House.
One unexpected change in my life post-motherhood is how it has changed friendships for me! I remember pre-kids I would hang out with my friends that had small children and would leave our meetings feeling a little frustrated. Every conversation we tried to start would be quickly interrupted by the little person, making it hard … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends
We did it! We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard. While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run
If I stop and pause, I can see it... Fourteen years ago now, I met a sweet recent high school graduate. He was kind, thoughtful, brought me burnt CD’s and opened my car door for me… what more could any 17 year old ask for? I fell hard and fast. Fast forward, to now… We … Continue reading How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage
One thing I wasn’t prepared for when I became a mother is how draining the gig is. No matter if you're a young mom, working mom, stay at home mom or any other kind of mom, one thing we all can agree on is: the job can wear you down if you're not careful. I’ve … Continue reading Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom
I FINALLY made it to 1,000. ❤ I love this list and all the blessings it counts. It took some time but it's worth it to remember God is good in the land of the living. Happy Holiday's my friends, may you take time to be thankful for God's goodness in your life! 900. Our … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks!!!!