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
Have you ever done something that gave you a life-giving, purposeful feeling? Maybe it made you even think, “I was made for this.” For some, it’s making artwork, biking, teaching or singing. For me, it’s motherhood. My dream has always been to be a mom. I vividly remember begging Robbie during our first year of marriage if we… Continue reading Obedience in the Little Things