Growing up, I remember always looking forward to Easter because as a little girl I loved getting SO dressed up in a fancy new dress, and always anticipating the goodies that would fill our Easter baskets from the “Easter Bunny.” Don’t forget the Easter egg hunts, which would always result in staining that brand new […]
What your child wants you to remember this Christmas isn’t the top item on their wish list, or the cookies left out for Santa. It’s not remembering to move their elf on the shelf, or even reading them the perfect bedtime story. It’s not rushing from activity to activity or party to party, or cultivating […]
“People always say to me ‘I don’t know how you do it with two. I can’t do it with one.’ And I’ll always say, the first is your hardest. And the other truth, no one has it all together. I had never been more shocked, more overwhelmed and more sleep deprived ever in my life. […]
Squeals from my 4-year-old at the top of the stairs as her little legs caught up with her big girl plans yelled, “Mommy I can’ttttt. I just can’t go any further alone, I need help.” As I rushed to her aide, it made me think… How many times have I tried to find strength all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
For whatever season you’re in – they still need you. For the mother sending her child to school for the first time this year, she still needs you. For the mother taking her last back to school photo before college, he still needs you. For the mother fighting for the baby she hopes to carry […]
In a fear-based world, we face the daily temptation to be led into fear-based parenting instead of faith-based parenting. God makes it very clear in his word that we are to “direct our children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6) How are […]
How to be intentional when adding another child to your family I remember being pregnant with our second child, and so many days I battled with the fear of how to extend my love to another child. As the days came closer to our second child’s arrival I realized that no one talks about this. […]
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