This morning before 6am I have had coffee, read scripture, laid out clothes for Jaxon, and started writing. And this is what I call a slow morning. Why? I no longer have to rush to get ready and floor it to an office in Apex or Chapel Hill at a certain time. The kids do … Continue reading Why Do You Still Wake Up Early?
Diary of a Hot Mess Mama has been a blessing to me, a ministry to other parents, a platform for growth, and, most importantly, a way for me to glorify God. This has been my baby, my mission, and my passion. I checked the stats today, as I do once a week, and discovered that … Continue reading Anyway in Any Way
Today I was gifted the most validating feedback. I made an impact with a reader. I felt that warm feeling of "being right". I was accepted. I was well-received. My heart sang. That may seem superficial, but the feeling brought so much gratitude and appreciation for growth. At a very young age I remember feeling … Continue reading Sit by Me
I spoke with a mama-friend earlier this week and it dawned on me that her situation was totally different than my own, but I had no difficulty at all in identifying with what she shared. She told me that this blog meant a lot to her even though she had adult children. She said that … Continue reading How to Support Another Mama
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!
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
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
Dearest Friend, I'm not a perfect person. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I swear. I raise my voice sometimes. Some days I feel insecure and some days my ego is the size of Texas. I don't always learn the lesson right away. I don't always get it right the first time. Or even the … Continue reading To My Reader
Perhaps one of my favorite things about children is the magic they find in the mundane. They can find something special and exciting in just about anything. The back-to-school craze has inspired so much hype from the kids and I am thrilled to see them excited about school. My step-daughter, Sadie, has been pumped to … Continue reading Eating Out