Motherhood

On the days you feel like a failure as a mom, remember this

When is the last time you focused on something you did right as a mom? Not just “I kept everybody alive today” or “no one burned down the house this week” but “I did ____ to encourage my children” or “I helped my child ____”. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably been awhile since you’ve allowed yourself […] Read more…

5 reasons to be thankful for your strong willed child

Five Reasons to be Thankful For Having a Strong Willed Child

From the moment she was born, I was certain my daughter Leah would be a strong-willed child. She came into this world screaming and didn’t stop for months! She resisted my efforts to sleep-train, bucked against toddler discipline of any kind and continues to test my patience every. single. day. Yet despite the enormous amount of […] Read more…

Why Do I Keep Yelling at my Kids?

Once again, I felt it happening. The uncontrollable hot feeling of frustration welling up inside me when my 4 year old spilled his milk all over what seemed like the entire dining room for the second time in one meal. Not pausing for one moment to consider what I was doing, I hollered, “Seriously, what is […] Read more…

These 10 Bible verses are perfect for toddlers to memorize, helping them hide God's Word in their hearts! They learn so quickly and love committing Scripture to memory!

10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Toddler

These 10 Scripture verses are perfect for teaching to toddlers. It will help your little ones understand God’s Word and His love for them too! Every time our two year old goes to her Tiny Tots Sunday school class, the teacher passes around the Bible and asks the kids if they want to put their […] Read more…

The Biggest Lie I Believed About Motherhood

There’s a damaging mindset I’ve been struggling with in regards to motherhood. It’s played itself over and over in my mind at different times during the past decade….and it’s hard to make it stop. It’s a nagging thought that sneaks into my mind late at night, when I can’t sleep. Or during a difficult day, […] Read more…

5 Things to Say to a Discouraged Child

As my kids are growing older (we have a 10 and 7 year old as well as a 4 and 2 year old), there have been more and more situations where we’ve had to deal with discouragement. Whether it’s a struggle with a friend or sibling, an event they don’t get to attend, or a […] Read more…

12 Scriptures for Moms in the New Year

As we approach a new year, we’re usually thinking of ways to change ourselves and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it and you probably have too! Perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing us that though I have found some ways to start […] Read more…

How God Worked on My Heart Through Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Today my friend Mallory shares what God has done in her family’s life through difficult times […] Read more…

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5 Tips for Planner Organization and Mom 2 Mom Monday #49

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! Thanks for joining us here! We’re so glad you could come by and share your inspiration. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. […] Read more…

15 Bible Verses to pray over your kids this school year

15 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Kids This School Year

Why is it so critical to pray for our children when they start a new school year? You might think the obvious answer might be, “because of all those influences at school.” But really, there’s so much more to praying for our kids’ school year than the peer pressure they encounter. Three Important Reasons We […] Read more…

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Mom 2 Mom Monday #48

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! I’m back after a long blogging break! So glad to join you again. Our family moved about 3 months ago and it was important that I spend all of that time getting settled in our new community, church and home. My posts probably won’t be as frequent […] Read more…

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Mom 2 Mom Monday #36

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and […] Read more…

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