Paper Plates and Paradigms

Several years ago, I attempted hosting my whole entire family for Christmas. Big family. Big mistake. Sadly, I spent most of the holiday sequestered in my kitchen, elbow deep in frustration and dishes. Limited in energy and low on time. My family members did their best to try and help me ... [Read More]

When the Essentials Alone Wear a Mom Out

Everyone talks about minimizing stress in your life by cutting out the non-essentials that are weighing you down. But what if the essentials are the only things you’re currently doing and it’s still so hard? What then? A mom's life doesn't usually afford the luxury of "slowing down" and "taking ... [Read More]

When Love Is Our Target

I’ve been trying to dive into the Word more the last few weeks. Not because I’m striving for spiritual superstar status, but because the crazier the seasons of motherhood become, the more I realize how much I desperately need God’s Word to refuel and replenish my aching senses. So here’s what ... [Read More]

Am I Holding Myself Back From My Kids?

I was standing as close as I could to the bathroom mirror — well, as close as the countertop between us would allow. I dabbed my finger into the white creamy lotion and dabbed it around my eyes with my pointer finger — the finger you're not supposed to use on your delicate eye area. The bags under ... [Read More]

A Letter to My Young Mom Self

If I could write a letter to my young mom self, the woman struggling to see beyond the diapers and sleep deprivation which defined my life 10 to 14 years ago, I would tell her the following…   Dear Mom, It’s going to be okay. Those late nights, those salty tears, those frustrating and ... [Read More]