1,000 thanks (part 4)

So the list continues... counting all the simple ways I am blessed and loved by our God....  401. Panera with two of my favorites 402. Girl talk 403. Enneagram 404. Baby girl alseep on Daddy 405. Whole 30 406. Playdates 407. Prayers with Hubs 408. Snow day #2 and 3 of the school year 409. … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 4)

Keep Dreaming

Can you remember what it felt like to be eighteen?  Life felt wild and wonderful.  Dreams buzzed in and out of your head, as the possibilities for the future felt endless.  Adulthood, the great adventure was ready to begin! My twenties didn’t fail my expectations.  The milestones realized, fulfilled dreams and accomplished goals fueled me. … Continue reading Keep Dreaming

Waste Time on Purpose

Just writing the title to this post stings a bit. It goes against my every instinct. Time is precious, watching my children grow has has made me painfully aware of how fleeting the days are. I am all about optimizing our days. Getting as much activity, learning, socialization and happiness packed into a day as possible. … Continue reading Waste Time on Purpose

New Year’s Devotion

I had an opportunity to write some devotions for an app over the Holidays, which is super cool.  Unfortunately, since they couldn't get the necessary paperwork to me in time they have put off me writing for them until the after the New Year (fingers crossed this does work out). In my eagerness for this … Continue reading New Year’s Devotion

5 Ways to Teach Compassion to your Preschooler

Every now and then you hear an amazing story in the news of an exceptional preschooler who comes up with an amazing idea on how to show compassion to others. As a parent you marvel with wonder, asking yourself, what are they doing that I’m not? If you have a preschooler like mine, you have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Teach Compassion to your Preschooler

1,000 Thanks – Part 3

And the list continues my friends.  It's getting harder to put to words the things that make my days richer.  One of the many reasons I'm loving this practice.  There have been many times I've sat down feeling completely overwhelmed opened my phone and thought back through my day and added to this list.  After … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 3

1,000 Gifts – Part 2

I set the goal to write a list of 1,000 things I'm thankful for. I was inspired by this book. Here goes part 2 of my list, numbers 101-200.  Already I've had to look a little more closely to see the gifts in my day to day.  I'm loving the perspective this practice brings me, helping me … Continue reading 1,000 Gifts – Part 2

1,000 Thanks – Part 1

I recently read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and I LOVED IT (FYI this is not a sponsored post). I seriously loved it so much, I think everyone should read it. I was inspired to begin my own list of 1,000 gifts that I am thankful for.  This is part one of the list, I'm going to … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 1

It’s okay to be alone

It's okay to be alone.  This the the thought that I've been pondering the past year or so.  Since having kids anxiety has washed over me for many different reasons.  Some triggers have felt very real and imminent. Like after bullets ripped through our first home, inches from where my firstborn lay asleep.  Other times … Continue reading It’s okay to be alone

New Post on Her View from Home

Guys, I'm so pumped to share that I have a real, live post on a real live website that real people go to.  Not to discredit my personal blog but I see how many people click on my posts.  I am quite aware that the reach of my personal online venting is pretty short. The … Continue reading New Post on Her View from Home