My son gave me permission to share this with you. It’s a glimpse of what last year was like for us and where we are now. I hope this encourages you wherever you are in the midst of this holiday season. The holidays are especially hard for some. Sometimes the Christmas season can remind people… Continue reading Holidays, Hardship, & Hope
I used to think that my children’s behavior were a direct reflection in how well I was doing as a parent. This became very evident to me when my younger boys were very little and I would take them on outings. Our outings mostly consisted of frequent trips to target, Chickfila, or the park. I… Continue reading What is a “Good Mom” Anyways?
My hands are clammy. My heart is racing. I want to take “flight” in this moment. I don’t like this feeling. My anger lingering; my joy dissipating. His too. We’ve been here before. This tug of war. This battle. He’s got one end of the rope. I’ve got the other. Control and Fear at war… Continue reading Tug of War
When it comes to being a mom you have probably heard this quote, “The days are long but the years are short.” To be honest, I have rolled my eyes at this quote more times than I’d like to admit. On those sleeves rolled up, yesterday’s hair, and haven’t brushed my teeth yet mom kind… Continue reading Leaning In When Our Kids are Letting Go
There I was. Standing at the kitchen sink scrubbing dishes and transferring them to the dishwasher. I was stewing. I was frustrated. I was letting my son’s actions affect me. It was overwhelming me and I could feel anger creeping up my back. I could feel it beginning to affect my attitude from that moment… Continue reading My Kids Don’t Understand Yet
I broke mom code the other day. I read my seven year old’s journal. I know, I know. I goofed. My reasoning is these sweet little pictures down below and I didn’t want to forget them. Makai, if you’re reading this one day, please forgive me. I only did it out of love. I loved… Continue reading To Be More Childlike
Photos by: @jengarnerphotography “Should I be doing more?” I doubtfully asked my husband this very question the other night. He kindly encouraged me that I am doing exactly what I should be doing. And he went down a list of very important things I am doing that are making an impact. I needed the encouragement… Continue reading Should I Be Doing More?
Hey there! As you may have noticed it’s been quiet over here. Now that my boys have started Kindergarten, I’ve taken some time to really focus on this transition with them. I am excited to share that they are loving Kindergarten and I couldn’t be anymore happier! They are excelling and learning so much already.… Continue reading This is Where I’m At. (Thoughts from an honest MOM)
As a mom, there isn’t much you can do alone while at home. Whether it’s eating, or sending out an email there is bound to be little people begging for your attention. After I became a new mom I was faced with this reality. I remember trying to read at the beginning of my day… Continue reading 2 Ways to change Interrupted Quiet Times into Teachable Moments
I’ve been a mama for almost six-and-a-half years now. Raising both biological and adopted children has taught me so much about openness, respectfulness, and the importance of one’s story. I know full well of my own story and what life has taught me but at times I can’t help but carry the weight of my children’s stories.… Continue reading A Safe Haven For Our Children