Cutting Out Complaining Part 1: My Spouse

Cutting Out Complaining Part 1: My Spouse

Looking back at what feels like a lifetime ago, I stood around a kitchen island with a bunch of friends, newly married, complaining about our husbands. It. Was. Awesome! 

It was like this deep itch I wanted to scratch and releasing these words did just that. It felt so good to share about all of the dumb things my husband did and hear other women contribute theirs. It was like I was suddenly part of this exclusive club and these women “got” me. 

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My Miscarriage

My Miscarriage

An unexpected tragedy knocked on the door of my life early December. It left heart break and devastation on the front porch, wrapped in a ‘not-so-glamorous’ bow of questions and statements that sounded like, “How did this happen? This doesn’t make sense.” What I thought was going to be a joyful season in my family’s life, turned out to be one of mourning and loss; as for me, the loss of our baby through miscarriage put me in a state of grief that had shame and guilt associated with it. 

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How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

I think we’ve all had crisis touch our lives. It’s especially difficult to go through crisis when you are neck deep in motherhood. There are crisis events, crisis seasons, and crisis marathons. A car crash. A cancer diagnosis. A painful divorce. Sometimes the effects can echo for decades and generations. It’s heartbreaking to watch a friend go through a crisis.  

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Traveling with Kids

Traveling with Kids

Do you love to travel with your kids? Guessing there were a lot of groans and "no's" in response! I've heard a lot of people share the sentiment that traveling with kids makes it a "trip" and not a "vacation." And while I largely agree that it is not quite the same rest and relaxation when you have your entire brood with you, I still think there is room for it to be a great experience for all with a little intentionality. 

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Raising our Children to be Allies and Advocates

Raising our Children to be Allies and Advocates

When I was pregnant with our son, we didn’t have a name for him picked out right away. We spent a lot of time looking up different names and sharing our likes and dislikes – until one day, my husband shared the name Xander, and there was something about it that caught my attention. When I asked him what it meant, he said, “Defender of the people” and I knew it was the one.

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Six Amazing Traits Moms Carry

Six Amazing Traits Moms Carry

Whether you are a young mom, experienced mom, single mom, a bonus mom, adopted mom, spiritual mom, or a grand mom...YOU ARE AMAZING!!! YOU are a super hero!!! Maybe not to the world, but to your children. Whether they show it or not and whether you see it or not.... YOU ARE THE BEES KNEES. This article is ALL about reminding you about the many traits GOD CELEBRATES ABOUT YOU that makes you an AMAZING MOM!

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How to Parent in a Drought

How to Parent in a Drought

So often I read articles about how to parent when I “think” I have it all together but what happens when I find myself in a season of drought? How do I continue to be and do everything that is my “normal” as a mom to do? I don’t. It took me a long time to learn that truth but once I had the “ta da” that not just as the seasons will change, so will your role as mom. When I recognized and adopted this truth I found a new onset of freedom.

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