Why Women Should Read The Grand Paradox : Giveaway & Video Interview

By |January 23rd, 2015|

When I was first asked to check out Ken’s new book coming out this next week on Jan. 27th, 2015, my first thought was, I have way too many other books on my reading list that I am currently trying to get through. I’m a mom, a wife who’s husband is building a business, which means he works late… often. I don’t have time to read another book!

But then I met with Ken, we talked […]

5 Tips for the Mom Who Wants to Hide in the Closet: Does Mom NEED Alone Time?

By |January 21st, 2015|

There I was hiding in a closet with a cup of coffee and a cupcake.
Have you ever had those moments in Motherhood, or days even, when you just want to hide?
When you just want quiet time alone?

Ok, I am just going to be real raw here. Some days, even some weeks, are just hard. On these days, delighting in your moments as a mom, is simply the farthest thing from the reality you are walking in. […]

Reclaiming the Sacred Influence of the Woman

By |January 14th, 2015|

Dearest Sister,
Sometimes we can loose sight of our purpose, our mission, and our calling. In all the striving to be a better wife, mom, sister, writer, homemaker, _____, we can forget that our identity is not connected to any of those roles. Since the beginning, women have struggled to find their identity in God alone. Just look where that got Eve. And now here we are, Daughters of Eve, Daughters of the One True King, […]

Why We Don’t Do Sleepovers: Parental Peer Pressure

By |January 7th, 2015|

When I was a kid I never really thought about the pressure I put my parents under when I was asking, then nagging them if I could go over to a friend’s house after church. It’s funny how most children don’t have it in them to actually think outside of their self focused wants and put themselves in their parent’s shoes.
So naturally when I was pregnant with our first baby, I was completely unprepared for […]

Sometimes Mama Needs a Timeout

By |January 3rd, 2015|

The baby is fussing, the toddler is arguing with the eight year old over wanting to play with his special toy, it’s getting close to dinner time and your six year old REALLY wants to help make it. It’s enough to make anyone go mad after a day of three kids asking questions at the same time, having been up all night with a teething baby, and a child with a fever. Dinner? Maybe I should […]

Family Favorite Christmas Books & Traditions

By |December 9th, 2014|

What are your favorite family traditions during the Christmas Season?

Some of ours are as simple as reading the same books every year and looking through our Christmas scrapbooks, sharing stories about previous years memories! And who can forget listening to the reading of the story of baby Jesus and singing Silent Night?
Of course, we didn’t have all of these fabulous books right away when we had children. The collection has grown over the past 15 years. […]

The Santa Controversy

By |December 2nd, 2014|

When we were young parents we struggled with the whole “Santa” controversy. Do we have Santa bring presents? Or not? Do we get a Christmas tree or not?
There are so many decisions we as parents get to {have to} make over the years, and they aren’t always easy ones.

The reality is that children will most likely believe in what the media influences them to believe or what other children they know believe, unless we, their […]

Gift Ideas & Gratitude Giveaway

By |November 29th, 2014|

Every year we are inspired to think about what we are most thankful for. And the people we love are one of the obvious thoughts that come to mind. I’m certain that people who have the primary love language of gift giving/receiving had to have been the ones who started the traditions of giving gifts during the holidays.
Gift giving is not my primary love language, however, I do feel valued and loved when someone took the time […]

Show “Perfect Courtesy” to Everyone, Including Your Family

By |November 17th, 2014|

Do you struggle with being kind and courteous to your spouse? How about being respectful and kind to your children? There is no pretty way to make this sound any better than it really is. So I am just going to confess it, yes, this is a struggle for me. The weird thing, is that it didn’t used to be. When life was so much simpler {before kids}, I wasn’t stretched or challenged to be nice […]

Leaving a Legacy of Self-Forgetfulness Instead of Selfishness

By |November 14th, 2014|

If you are anything like me, you are aware of your own selfish sin, and see it played out in the little mini-me running around your home everyday?
And the more children you have, the more you see it right?
I recently read a fantastic book. One that is worth reading for your own personal edification and spiritual growth, but also from the perspective of how do we train our children up to be aware of their […]