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 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 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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …