faith

Still, Small Voice

I am so loud. I yell more often than I would like to admit. I yell to get my toddlers to get their act together. I yell to get my point across in a disagreement with my husband. I'm a yeller. Better yet I am a recovering yeller. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you have… Continue reading Still, Small Voice

faith, motherhood, Personal Development

Practice What You Preach

There is really NOTHING I hate more than someone telling me to do something when they CLEARLY are not even doing that thing. It's so easy to fall into this trap of do what I say and not what I do, but that is BOLOGNA. And nobody even likes bologna okay. Be a person that… Continue reading Practice What You Preach

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

lifestyle

You’re So Skinny

Today I completed day 40 of a Beachbody program called 80 day obsession. If you haven't been following my journey, I'm going into my third month with the company and my second program. I posted a picture of me with my kids the other day and the comment I love to HATE came flying my… Continue reading You’re So Skinny

parenting

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

parenting

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

parenting

Anxious Mama

I'm discovering that I hate media. Seriously can I just parouse Facebook without reading about how so and so went on a family vacation and their 3 year old drowned while they were eating a brownie? Or can I watch the news without hearing about how Sharon at the ABC daycare left a baby on… Continue reading Anxious Mama

faith

Prone to Wander

This year definitely has come with a theme since the tire ordeal. Trusting the Lord. I am to trust the Lord when I have four flat tires. I am to trust the Lord when the insurance lady at the doctor's office tells me how much we have to pay to give birth. I am to trust the Lord when the doctor says my cervix is measuring short, and I may have to get stitches or risk delivering Cypress way too soon. I am to trust the Lord when He tells me to drop all my classes except one. I am to trust the Lord when we have sixteen dollars left in our account until our next pay check because we've been convicted to give sacrificially but our refrigerator is empty. I am to trust the Lord when He promises me that I can pray and ask for mercy for my lost loved ones in His name and surely He will answer. I am to trust Him when nothing is going as planned, and I am to stand on His promises. I am to trust the Lord when He confirms my purpose is to serve and be a stay at home wife.