Dear Christian Parent: Here’s How We Are Failing

It’s official. We live in a backwards world. I’m sure if time-travel were possible and the pioneers journeyed to our present day, they would likely bolt back to the mothership as quickly as they came and be ecstatic to get back to the good ole days of scarlet fever, diphtheria, and small pox. I have to be honest though… as …

5 Hard Truths New Moms Learn

This piece of mine originally appeared on Her View From Home. Before I became a mommy, I had pieced together in my mind this awe-inspiring portrait of what motherhood looked like. You know – prancing around my organized and spotless kitchen in my monogrammed apron surrounded by taste-bud tantalizing aromas, excited giggles, and pitter-patter of little, darling feet. But then …

A Letter to the Lonely Stay-At-Home Mom

You know how frustrating it is when a well-meaning loved one says “I know how you feel” when he/she really doesn’t have a clue. To be honest, I’m annoyed even mentioning this scenario. But even though this statement has been tossed around flippantly and abused quite a bit, please don’t roll your eyes too far back in your head as …

How to Keep Your Kids From Fighting Sleep At Bedtime

My two favorite times of the day, hands down, are eating times and bedtime, and I’m thinking most moms can relate! My life is an assortment of craziness, so when I finally tuck my little trouble makers angels into bed and administer final kisses and “I love yous,” I am ecstatic! Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with …

Love Him Anyway—Book Review & Giveaway

I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher for use in my review.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. As a mother of three precious children, I could not imagine any of my kids facing terminal illnesses or being permanently confined by physical handicaps. Any mother would be distraught having to watch her babes undergo such hardship. …

8 Practical Ways to Save When You Shop

I love a good deal. In fact, I don’t usually purchase anything unless it’s on sale or at a rock-bottom price. Since my husband and I don’t make a ton of money, I have learned through the years how to stretch a penny, and I get asked all the time, how I do it. So, I’ve decided to share a …

Stop Shaming Your Kids

I’m guilty of it. In fact, it happened just the other day. My children were giddy and high on sugar from Valentine’s festivities, giggling and tussling with each other when I lost it. The giant, toddler-sized teddy bear balloon that my husband had just purchased for my daughter was suddenly popped… RIP giant teddy. Before I could think, in a …

Never Forget—Hope In Adoption

Written by: Morgan Cooper As I sit snuggled in my favorite Alabama sweatshirt, a hot cup of creamer with a bit of coffee, my pup curled up beside me, the sunlight bringing the Cooper Cottage to life while also exposing a bit of dust in quite a few places, missing my hubby while he is away at work and counting …

Valentine’s Day Style Tips For the Fashion-Challenged Mama

Thank you Crazy 8 for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I envy moms with fashion sense… the ones who piece together intricate details of colors and fabrics with striking accessories and to-die-for shoes. Every time I go out and see that mom with those fashionable kids strutting their name-brand tushies like tiny runway …