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 …

3 Hard Truths I Will Teach My Children About Love

After months of listening, processing, and taking into account all of the hurt, excitement, and confusion that friends and strangers alike expressed over our country’s recent election, I finally broke my silence and shared my feelings and thoughts on the matter here on my blog: “When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask.” The overwhelming theme of this recent post …

When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask

In a country where “love and tolerance” is the sounding mantra of the time, why do I feel so unloved and so untolerated? As a conservative Christian, I find myself fearful of speaking my beliefs… fearful that I will be lumped into categories with racists, homophobes, or anti-feminists—all of which I am NOT. The insults flying over social media depict …

“My kid has what?!” Lessons God Taught Me In Homeschooling

Written by: Elisabeth Rigby Homeschooling my own kids? Psh, no big deal…easy-peasy. Hadn’t I gotten straight A’s in high school, even taking Physics and Pre-Calculus? Didn’t I graduate a semester early from Bible college with Honors? I went into homeschooling with a faith in God and a confidence in my own qualifications. The first week with my five-year-old was a …

5 Ingenious Tips For Moms On Surviving Flu Season

When you haven’t seen the sun in days… literally DAYS (except that one time you took out the mounding, flu-infested, germ-pool of trash) and the most excitement you’ve witnessed in that time is the happenings of supervillain Gru in Despicable Me, you might just be a mom of ALL sick kids… and if not, then you might need to read …

Fighting Distractions—10 Activities to Help Moms Be More Present

The noise is inescapable most days—the chatter and lights from the TV, the bings and rings from our phones, the coming and going, and the rushing this way and that… it’s all so much. Many days I tend to bury my heart and mind into the mindless, needless distractions while my poor kids suffer from half-here-mommy syndrome. I’m a stay-at-home …