faith, family, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

H is for Hide

Imagine how smoothly my morning scenario could go if I made this one change when emotions escalate. What if, instead of screaming at my children, I paused and reminded us all of Colossians 3:20 “Do all things without complaining and disputing.”? The H component is to hide God’s word in your child’s heart. God’s word… Continue reading H is for Hide

faith, family, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T is for Talk

We are late again this morning. There is not enough time to stop and explain every detail of why I need my child to put his socks on before his shoes. I yell, he cries. Everyone feels frustrated and defeated. I flash forward 15 years when he isn't under my authority anymore, and instead an… Continue reading T is for Talk

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T.H.I.N.K. Method

I catch a glance at the time and cringe. I have about ten minutes before the effort it would take to get them out the door wouldn't be worth the energy it would take to get them ready. I head to their room to wake them in spite of my ongoing, hopeless monologue. Cypress, my… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Method

faith, family, lifestyle, parenting

So you want to be debt free?

We were slaves alright. Slaves to the master of our generation. Student loans. If you're already groaning and fussing under your breath, I get it. However, there is hope. So let me share with you the path to freedom. We knew immediately that we didn't want the stress of that debt looming over our marriage.… Continue reading So you want to be debt free?

faith, parenting

10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

Words. The Bible says that the tongue is a small thing but it can bring life or death. Isn't that powerful? I've always loved words. I love to speak them and to hear them. I love to hear people's stories & struggles. I love how I feel after leaving an encouraging conversation with someone I… Continue reading 10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

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Surviving Three Two & Under

"How do you do it?" I get this question a lot, and honestly depending on the day I answer it differently every time. My youngest, Jovee was born on Christmas. Cypress was two and a half and Sparrow was one and a half. Needless to say it has been a LOOONG winter. We've encountered days… Continue reading Surviving Three Two & Under

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Thank You MoMo

Many of you may have seen the creepy pictures of the internet fiasco known as MoMo. Don't worry I will spare you the images! Nobody needs to see MoMo in their mind especially if you are like me and you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. No thanks. However,… Continue reading Thank You MoMo

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Breastfeeding for the First Time

Upon my first glance at that second dark line, I knew I wanted to nurse my baby. However, I had absolutely no idea what that would entail. Currently, I'm on my third breastfed baby, and I have learned so much along the way. I'd love to share some of those things whether you're a new… Continue reading Five Things I Wish I Knew Breastfeeding for the First Time

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Two Paths to Discipline

It's a cold, icy February morning here. So cold and icy we had to turn our car around and head back home after a failed attempt to head to Mom's group. So instead we're here watching Cars, and I'm drinking hot coffee from a Santa mug. I'm just looking at my children as I often… Continue reading Two Paths to Discipline

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A Letter for My Third Baby

My Dearest Third Child,     Yesterday was Saturday. I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with you. As I curled up next to your daddy, before all the morning scramble began, you graciously let him feel one of those precious kicks that I've been feeling for a while now. He was so excited. We talk about… Continue reading A Letter for My Third Baby