A friend recently invited a group of women over for an evening. We sat around the living room together - sharing hors d'oeuvres and our hearts. The casual ice breaker question opened us up more than had been intended. Our conversation included what scares us, experiences we have lived through, and ... Read More about The Mirror is Your Best Parenting Tool for Cultivating Character
This past Friday we went on a spring hike with some other families. The day was near perfect and our group decided to trek up to the top of one of the trails to a lookout. Some of the moms brought their preschoolers. About half-way up their little legs started giving out, and one by one the moms ... Read More about Mom Guilt and the Mommy Do-Over
A friend messaged me after my YouTube devotional on overcoming people pleasing aired, saying that a woman she knows really benefitted from watching. I decided to film a more in-depth video, sharing the roots of this relational habit, while providing some steps she could take to help overcome people ... Read More about How To Overcome People Pleasing: When Making Everyone Happy Has You Feeling Miserable
In my motherhood I have learned most from living-breathing examples when another mom shares a mom-fail or a breakthrough in her parenting. In the same way, I figure while you watch me discipline, love, grow, and mess up, you will glean some wisdom you can use along the way as you raise your own ... Read More about The two keys you need to calmly discipline your child every time
Years ago I attended a larger church. We had moved to our new town and a neighbor asked us if we had found a home for our Sunday worship. That was his clever way of discovering whether we followed Jesus. He sent us to check out the church where he had grown up. The pastor preached right through the ... Read More about Are you living in the freedom of God’s grace?
As my son and I pulled into the Hobby Lobby parking lot Thursday afternoon, my phone rang. My part-time consulting work called with urgent needs. You know that feeling when the needle scratches across vinyl? Our fun outing to get craft supplies to make adorable cloth pumpkins for our fall decor came ... Read More about Did You Ever Have One of Those Overwhelmed Days?