What Mom Really Wants for Her Birthday

Thank you to the various shops for the complimentary items.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. There comes a time when birthdays just aren’t the same as they once were… and that time is called motherhood. Let’s face it. Nobody else is scouring Pinterest to plan the perfect birthday bash for us. Oh no. We sure …

To the Mama Who Can’t Fix It All

I am a “fixer,” as are you, Mama. We are the booboo-bandagers, the household organizers, the finders of the lost pacis, baby dolls, keys, basically EVERYTHING under the sun. They lose it, and we find it. Isn’t that how the world turns? We were made to fix it all… or at least that’s how it feels most days. And when …

How to Survive Post-Vacation Blues

There’s no place like home. Maybe you get the warm fuzzies when hearing, reading, or experiencing these five words. Most people do. But right now, that quote isn’t exactly my motto of the day. I am undeniably suffering from the post-mom-vacation hangover. I feel guilt and sadness—guilt because, quite frankly, being home stinks at the moment… literally and figuratively (there …

How Pinterest Ruined My Life

That’s it. I’m breaking up with Pinterest. In the beginning, it was all new and exciting and filled with hopeful promises of high class 3-course meals using just 4 easy ingredients and tutorials on how to transform my trailer into a mobile mansion with a countryside cottage feel and educational tips that guaranteed my children to be Beethoven-playing prodigies before …

4 Ways to Make Time for God When You’re a Full-Time Mom

Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty and have poured my energy into inward reflection and searching. Although this can be detrimental if the focus remains mainly on the negative, this time of speculation has drawn my insecurities and shortcomings to the surface, enabling them to be plucked from my overly-clenched palms. The biggest flaw that has seeped out into the open …

What Your Friend With Infertility Really Needs From You

I take far too much for granted. As I sit sunken down in the sweet spot of my couch with legs tucked in and blanket snugly wrapped around me while typing these words, I realize how spoiled I actually am. I have a home with running water, electricity, and a refrigerator filled with food. I have clothes, shoes, and every …

4 Reasons Why I Dread My Kids’ Teenage Years

I hear people say all the time that teenagers today have it so much harder than we had it over a decade ago—that social media has intensified the peer pressure and the bullying. Well, I 100% agree. I’m terrified for my children to become teenagers and quite honestly am praying for a miraculous Twilight Zone-type time halt to transpire, freezing …

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 …