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The Day I Resigned from 4 Ministries to Focus on Family

One day, as I was pulling my car over to nurse a screaming baby, I saw my other two toddlers napping in the car on the way home after having been at church for the fourth time that week for bible study, and ministry meetings. I remember feeling overwhelmed, and like, if I kept going at the pace I was, I might be sacrificing the legacy I was dreaming of--a vision God had placed in [...]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Blog, Missions and Vision, Motherhood|16 Comments
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I’m Pregnant & My Youngest is Almost 5!

You may have thought since our youngest is almost 5 years old, we were done, right? Surprise!!! One of the benefits I have never experienced before is that everyone is potty trained and SUPER helpful! Everyone in the family is SUPER excited, as you can imagine! Actually they have all been begging for another sister or brother for a couple years now, and there are a couple who are praying for twins. My little Megan isn't [...]

By |March 23rd, 2015|BIRTH, Blog, Motherhood, Redeeming Childbirth|20 Comments
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The Quiet Fight Between Women: Online Study

I have some exciting news to share with you! As many of you know, my husband is the Co-Founder and CEO of Choose Growth, a company for thought leaders, which creates online learning courses. Someday, I will share the history of Choose Growth, when the concept of "Choose Growth" came about, why, and it's history and growth over the past six years, which brought it to where it is today and where it is going in the [...]

By |March 14th, 2015|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Friendship, Mentoring, Motherhood|3 Comments
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5 Tips for the Mom Who Wants to Hide in the Closet: Does Mom NEED Alone Time?

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 [...]

By |January 21st, 2015|Blog, Motherhood|10 Comments
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Reclaiming the Sacred Influence of the Woman

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 [...]

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Why We Don’t Do Sleepovers: Parental Peer Pressure

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 [...]

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Sometimes Mama Needs a Timeout

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 [...]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Blog, Leaving A Legacy, Motherhood, Parenting|1 Comment
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Show “Perfect Courtesy” to Everyone, Including Your Family

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 [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Parenting, Reflections|3 Comments
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8 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

{The 8 Questions are Near the Bottom of the Post} 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 [...]

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Mommy Jammies Night | Giveaway

Hi Friends, We will be continuing our series on "What's in Dr. Mom's Medicine Cabinet?" at the end of this week... so don't worry! I know many of you are really looking forward to the post and I am working on them for you.  But tonight, I wanted to send out an invite to join me LIVE on Mommy Jammies Night hosted by Felice Gerwitz of Media Angels and The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. Info [...]

By |October 8th, 2013|Blog, Motherhood|0 Comments