Month: February 2019

Hey Moms, Here’s Why You are Not a Failure Even When You Get it Wrong

Hey Moms, Here’s Why You are Not a Failure Even When You Get it Wrong

You’re an amazing mom, but if you’re like me, I bet that sometimes you feel like a failure. Did you scream at your kids today because you are sick and tired of seeing more toys and clothes on your kitchen counter tops than food and…

Ditch the Mom Guilt, Love your kids well, then go out with your friends!

Ditch the Mom Guilt, Love your kids well, then go out with your friends!

We get our kids for all of 18 years, if we’re lucky. That’s 18 birthdays, 18 Valentine’s Day parties, 18 summers at the pool, and countless days, good times, bad times, and bedtimes in between. Everything in our culture today tells moms: Spend as much…

Boy Mom: 20 Powerful Ways to Connect with Your Son

Boy Mom: 20 Powerful Ways to Connect with Your Son

When I learned that I was having my first boy, I was really shocked. I had no idea what having a boy would be like! I never imagined myself with a son, much less 3 sons now! I really had no earthly idea what I…

To the Mom in the Cafe With the Rambunctious Little Boy

To the Mom in the Cafe With the Rambunctious Little Boy

To the mom in the cafe with the rambunctious little boy, thank you for apologizing, but you’re fine. I don’t mind him! He brings me back to my own kids.

This is What Supporting Another Mom Looks Like

This is What Supporting Another Mom Looks Like

Raising kids is no easy job. As much as I used to think it was not easy to be a kid, I’ve realized that it is even harder being a mom! I love being a mom and supporting my kids! But there are some days…

What My Kids Taught Me About Being the Perfect Mom

What My Kids Taught Me About Being the Perfect Mom

Has having kids humbled you like it has me? I swear, just when you feel like you are on top of things, each child is moving in the general right direction and no one is hitting anyone else, a brand new problem arises and knocks…

Finding God’s Purpose in the Winters of Your Life

Finding God’s Purpose in the Winters of Your Life

What purpose do you see in the winter of your life? With all this snow and ice, and desolation here in the Midwest, the mood in our house has been one of despair, and boredom, and desperation to do anything that isn’t watching TV. I…

Enjoying Moments with your Kids, Even when Life is Busy

Enjoying Moments with your Kids, Even when Life is Busy

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time sitting still. I LOVE  to relax…but my idea of relaxing is going and doing something fun, cleaning the kitchen, or starting a blog! In other words, I don’t really relax very well- at least…

Dealing with Anxiety- when Good Enough is Not Anymore

Dealing with Anxiety- when Good Enough is Not Anymore

Life with kids is great, except when it isn’t. When insecurities and anxiousness overtake your child and your parenting, you may feel like tearing your hair out strand by strand. Not only is this behavior extremely sad to watch, it is downright infuriating to deal…

Why you should Always Put your Husband Before Your Kids

Why you should Always Put your Husband Before Your Kids

When you’ve been married for a looooong time, like me, you may tend to get a bit lazy about your marriage and your husband ends up last on your to-do list (Ha! No pun intended!). After almost 18 years of being with each other, 15…