New Mercies

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'" -Lamentations 3:22-24 Both of my girls started school this week. I was more worried about my oldest... Continue Reading →

Summer Bucket List

One of my favorite bloggers and real-life friends, The Frugal Girl, makes a bucket list every summer. In her words, it’s the list of things she wants to do before summer “kicks the bucket.” I love reading her list every year – it’s inspiring! But I’ve yet to make my own! This summer, that is... Continue Reading →

BREATHE: Advice to New Mamas

I was one of those people who thought I knew everything about parenting before I became a parent. I was the oldest of four children, spent most of my free time in high school babysitting, and both of my full-time adult jobs included working with children. I loved kids, I still love them, but my... Continue Reading →

5 Things I’m Doing to Curb Yelling

This started as a letter to a dear friend who is struggling with this same issue. I decided to share my thoughts with you all here as well, because I'm sure moms everywhere can use this encouragement. ❤    I am not the mom I thought I would be pre-kids and that has wrecked me for... Continue Reading →

My “Miracle” Morning: How Daily Meditation Is Saving My Sanity

This is a challenge to an idealist: develop a new morning routine. Anytime I attempt to start something new, make a change, improve myself, I start out expecting the best possible scenario. Now, some would say that this isn’t a bad thing, shooting for success and all that. But being an idealist, it is actually... Continue Reading →

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