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…

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…

How to Find Your Best Mommy Friends

How to Find Your Best Mommy Friends

Good friendships don’t come along everyday, but they aren’t as hard to find as you think! The day was like any other, sunny, hot, humid, filled with giggles from my then 1 year old little girl. It was a good day, I was blessed, and…

6 Reasons why Eating Dinner Together as a Family is Essential

6 Reasons why Eating Dinner Together as a Family is Essential

This is why Family Dinners are a must for us… Dinner at our house is generally an event that is wrought with groaning and complaining, and some bickering…and some laughter. Oh sure, there is the occasional broccoli flinging across the table from one child to…

10 Ways to Make Mommy Mornings Easier

10 Ways to Make Mommy Mornings Easier

So right off the bat, I will tell you that I am mostly a morning person. Even if I stay up late, I still naturally wake up early and love to get up before everyone else gets up and have some Me time. My coffee…

Here’s What Every Mom Wants to Hear

Here’s What Every Mom Wants to Hear

Here is what all moms want to hear- young and older, novice and wiser. Every mom is an amazing picture of selflessness, and every mom needs support of other moms. Too many times we judge each other. Instead of lifting up and supporting other moms,…

Dear Friend, I Love Your Beautiful Mess

Dear Friend, I Love Your Beautiful Mess

Dear friend, I have an issue. One I’ve kept secret for far too long. Since we know each other well, it probably isn’t a secret to you, but I do really try to be discrete about it. I am sure I am not as clever…