There are lots of things I hope to accomplish as a mother and stepmother. One of those things was that I wanted to have the house that my kid's friends wanted to come to. I wanted to be the fun place to go, but I also wanted to know who the kids were around and … Continue reading Welcome!
I feel that it would be an injustice to my cause if I wasn't completely transparent about who I am as a parent. Some days I am the fun mom. I play and throw parties and have sleepovers. Some days I'm the nervous wreck mom whose anxiety tells her that everything has to be perfect … Continue reading Get Real
Tonight I spoke with another mom. She was facing a difficult time with her son and she was venting because MAMAS NEED FRIENDS. Being a mom can be lonely sometimes and we cannot fall prey to isolation. She shared that sometimes her son is extra hard on her, very critical, and hurts her feelings. Now, … Continue reading My Heart is Not a Complaint Box
I'm about to be so real with you. You may not be pleased and you may be surprised. Sometimes our children argue over who HAS to say the prayer. In the past they have thrown fits over going to church. This is something I have prayed about and asked God to help me with. I … Continue reading Bible Shopping
Little Gavin Ryder has been counting down the days until his Green Arrow birthday party. It never fails, every October, we meet a lot of engagements and curve balls that push his party to the end of the month. Every morning he wakes up and asks me, "Mommy, is today my party?" I remind him … Continue reading Is Today My Party Day?
Last weekend we took Jaxon and Sadie to an outdoor, community event. There was so much to do. The event offered obstacle courses, bounce houses, snow cones, and a rock wall. There was food and music. The kids had a ball. Jaxon immediately spotted a girl from school and the two were inseparable the rest … Continue reading Keep Climbing
I love Fall. I know how basic this makes me sound and I'm totally ok with it. I love nearly everything about this season! I have started to call my morning walks through the neighborhood my walks with Jesus. I pray and sort things out. I count my blessings. I recall that morning's scripture or … Continue reading Fall
This morning I took the boys to school. They usually ask that I walk them in, but to my surprise they wanted to walk themselves in this morning. I gave them hugs and pulled in front of the school. I usually workout once I drop them off and have no make-up on. My hair is … Continue reading Lessons from the Carpool Line