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Why Do Toddlers Need So Much Attention? As I sit here trying to write this, the joyful squeals of young kids fill the air. The attention seeking shouts of “Mommy, look!” and “Me do it!” echo through the play structure tunnels and down the slides like a megaphone bringing smiles to every parent in the […]

Attention Seeking vs Connection Seeking

It’s November, which hand-in-hand goes along with thankfulness. However, this month, we’re asking you to join us on a 30-day pursuit of growing in gratitude through the Word of God. If I’m being honest, I woke up today a bit grumpy. I woke up to kids (who rarely eat candy) starfished on the floor because […]

Growing in Gratitude | An Intentional 30-Day Pursuit

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for toddler-friendly Halloween activities to do with my little ones growing up in our Christian home. As a family, we love this time of year! We love the crisp fall leaves, and fresh donuts and cider…YUM! But you know what I don’t love as a […]

4 Toddler Friendly Halloween Activities [For the Christian Home]

Have you ever walked through a season of grief? Days you can barely wake up, crippling grief? Or maybe you’ve walked through that season of grief with someone. I’m talking real, messy, nearly-unbearable-grief. One thing we have lost in our culture is the acceptance of true mourning. We need a period of time set aside […]

Releasing Grief | Walking With Those Who Weep

So she was one of the [many] moms that gave me a pep talk before becoming a mom. But not the pep talk like, “oh you can do it, you’re going to be a great mom” No, the honest -real life-mama-bear- pep talk. You know, that mom. The call-in-all-hours-of-the-night mom in your village. Everyone needs […]

THAT Mom – Be Her | A Doubting Mom’s Reminder To Pause

Four years, and a million little miracles later, here we are. Your birth… Wishing our sweet little Luella a happy FOURTH birthday… (How did THAT happen?!) But let’s rewind 4 years ago…to her birth… to the day she took her first breath in our arms, and I almost took my last. I had always imagined […]

Four Years And a Million Little Miracles Later

I feel like there are so many guys these days who don’t understand or care what it means to be a real man. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not claiming to be the perfect guy or have it all figured out by any means, but it’s just mind-blowing how clueless and careless some guys are! […]

A Real Man

If you’re wondering, “Why would you want to disrespect your husband? Did I read this title right?” Yes, yes you did. In a culture where complaining is common, marriage is under attack, and self-satisfaction is on the rise, we can so easily fall into the temptation of making society’s standards our own when it comes […]

5 Sure Ways To Disrespect Your Husband [Without Knowing It]

CLIMBING OUT OF THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION CLOUD + FINDING NEW PERSPECTIVE Writing, along with capturing moments through imagery, has always been a form of healing for me. A way to shift my perspective, alter my reality, or in some cases bring me back to the some-days awesome, some-days messy, reality I get to call mine. […]

My Story With Postpartum Depression | Overcoming Postpartum Depression

One of the things I love most about living in the Mitten state is the seasons. Winter Spring Summer Fall There is something beautiful about what these seasons teach us, and I believe it’s something we often take for granted. In Winter, the barrenness of the trees that’s roots are established so deep into in […]

FALL-elujah  | A Budget Friendly Bucket List For Fall (with free printable download!)

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