PREPARED

This week we got the news we are officially approved as Foster Parents. One step closer to growing our family a less traditional way. Since being approved I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be prepared.... Of course our training aimed to "prepare us" for what it is going to take to … Continue reading PREPARED

5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends

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

Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

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

1,000 Thanks!!!!

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!!!!

1,000 Thanks (part 8)

Almost finished up with my list of 1,000 tiny things that I'm so thankful for.  Summertime is my favorite.  There are so many tiny blessings, starting with sunshine, that fill the days.  I'm thankful for seasons of rest and joy that prepare us for the fall and routines.  Enjoy these last weeks of summer my … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks (part 8)

Take Time to See Her

There are seasons of this SAHM life that can get pretty tough. The trouble I've had is, it's hard to explain why. It's hard to put words around why this beautiful thing, this sweet precious time spent in togethernesses can feel heavy and hard. In our current culture, I've found that it's easy to be … Continue reading Take Time to See Her

1,000 thanks (part 6)

I've been slow to complete this 100.... The past two months have felt tough for me.  I've dipped into some pretty dark places and probably working on my list would have helped!  With spring in the air I feel a new wave of grace for myself and our family.  It seems in life more stressful … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 6)

This Hard Season of Marriage

I recently saw a friend’s husband added to social media stating he came home to find his wife was reading a book entitled “How to not Hate your Husband After Kids.” My immediate thought was I need to get that book from the library pronto. I’m convinced my husband should read my mind, know what … Continue reading This Hard Season of Marriage

A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

Tonight I took a rare long, warm, soothing shower. I was reminded of nights not long ago when the only way I could relax and relieve some of my round body aches was to shower. During the end of my pregnancies I would look down at my stretched, full midsection. What I saw looked more … Continue reading A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

My Last One

The last first birthday celebration is coming soon. One. One is big.   It’s a celebration of having survived so many sleepless nights.  It marks having made it through a whole slew of firsts—first cry, first smile, first roll, first laugh, first crawl, first foods, first cold, first hug, first “No.” In some ways, making … Continue reading My Last One