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Tidal Rest: Finding Rest In The Phase You’re In

Rest was my word for the year, however if I were to judge myself on progress, I am failing at this rest business pretty badly. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Sure I have read books about rest, taken a few naps, and stressed over not resting on the Sabbath, but overall not getting anywhere solid. Since March this Mama… Continue reading Tidal Rest: Finding Rest In The Phase You’re In

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A Rescue Plan For A Rough Mother’s Day

Maybe you’ve had a rough Mother’s Day. Forgotten. Overlooked. Rejected. Pained. Hurt. I’ve had many of those too, the hard ones that leave you breathless as you swallow the pain of it down hard and toughen your way through the way Mamas do. Unkind words spoken by unkind hearts directly to the core of your… Continue reading A Rescue Plan For A Rough Mother’s Day

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My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

If there is one thing most Mamas can universally agree upon, it is that they are tired. We can argue about breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, homeschool vs public school, electronics vs the real world or co-sleeping vs independent sleeping all day long but you bring up tired and everyone just nods their heads in understanding.… Continue reading My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

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Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

Resolutions have always left me with a bad aftertaste. The year would end and even though my heart told me it was a good year, in my mind I would see only what I didn’t do. Never mind all the pregnancies, babies, meals on the table, thousands of diapers changed, lessons taught, many kids tucked in and nearly as many… Continue reading Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

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Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

Christmas is my time to savor. Every day offers the chance to savor God’s best when we are looking for it but winter slows me down to find it. As the snow falls my heart grows quiet and I am able to see and enjoy things I am often too busy to notice in the Summertime.… Continue reading Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

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Becoming An Unlikely Feminist: Empowered To Serve Others

I’ve never thought of myself as a feminist until recently. My entire life the word itself felt like a curse word, it had always left such a bad taste in my mouth. Feminism. EW! In my generation it can be an excuse for all kinds of sin & selfishness all in the name of being a woman, therefore I had written it… Continue reading Becoming An Unlikely Feminist: Empowered To Serve Others

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Grown Daughters of Christ: You Are (Also) Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Sometimes my eyes flutter open and I am instantly filled with the pain of the day before. Depression has invaded my heart a time or two or three before, but this time that isn’t it. The truly difficult things in life are not elusive, they are your final thoughts as you finally drift into a state of… Continue reading Grown Daughters of Christ: You Are (Also) Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

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Surviving To Thriving: My Stay At Home Mom Summer

Last week I had my four kids in the backseat, the lake breeze rolling off the water drifting into our van windows as we listened to music, the beach toys hardly had time to shake the sand from our previous trip just two days before and we were already back for more fun with friends at the beach. When… Continue reading Surviving To Thriving: My Stay At Home Mom Summer