Love conquers all

This is for the mom who is tired of seeing bad news all over social media. It’s for the mom who wants their kids to know that hatred and violence is unacceptable. This blog, that probably won’t reach very many people, is for the mom who just doesn’t get why we can’t all just LOVE. And if you’re not a mom… Well, it’s for you too! It’s been a MINUTE since I’ve posted a blog. Truthfully, it became more of a job for me than a passion and I never wanted it to be like that. I started this blog to speak truth, encouragement, and hope for moms and wives out there who may come across it. I don’t wish to fill this space with meaningless letters, it’s worth so much more than that. So that’s why I’ve decided to …

4 habits of a great mom to help you discover and embrace your calling

Anyone with children can be a mom, but my question today is: What makes a great mom? Surely a great mom is a woman who puts her children above herself, her husband is always at the top, her house is always clean, no one knows what dirty laundry is because they always have clean laundry when they go to get dressed, she always prepares a delicious meal with a phenomenal dessert, stories are always read, diapers are never wet, kids are always clean and well-behaved, she’s envied by many because she rocks a super clean mom-van, and other moms always look up to her for advice. But, in what reality does this lady live? Certainly not mine… My husband gets dealt a good hand every once in awhile, but let’s face it… With kids in the house, he’s often the first …

7 things that inspired me to be thankful this week

Welcome to September everyone! We’ve officially experienced one full day of the first “Fall month” of the season. I don’t know about you, but the rain and cooler weather that perfectly crept it’s way into the Carolina’s yesterday (and today) got me in the Fall mood quick! So much so, that I woke up singing “Burn” by Usher… Okay, so I don’t know how that relates to Fall… Perhaps a campfire? Seriously though, I sat down at my computer and started thinking about this season we’re entering. I wrote about seasons earlier this week, seasons of life. But today I’m talking about the season of Fall and how it captivates my spirit with it’s coolness and pretty colors! Furthermore, Fall inspires me to have this overwhelming feeling of thankfulness. Does it do that to you as well? So, as I …

Do good

Hey Friends! I’ve got a question for you this week… Since when is holding a kid when they want to be held considered bad parenting? As parents, we all have this feeling of entitlement when it comes to our kids, I mean… we DID agree to raise them and be their parents for the rest of our lives. But sometimes, we are very quick to turn on another parent because their way of parenting is different from ours. This has to stop! No parent should have to feel less-than because they chose to bed-share with their kids. Nor should any parent have to feel hesitant when answering the simple question, “why is your baby still waking up during the night?” That parent should feel proud to say that her 15 month old still wakes up briefly at night because she’s …

Becoming courageous

Hey friends! I am excited about writing to you this week! This weekend at church was pretty incredible. My Pastor, Steven Furtick, was talking about Joshua this weekend. His entire sermon was talking about courage and how God has given us such a huge vocabulary of faith, yet we still find ourselves speaking discouragement over our lives. This really hit home for me as a mom, so I thought I would share my thoughts with you, because more than likely, you have probably felt the same way. So I’m just going to jump right in!