Family Life

Growing Into a Purposeful Mom

About 18 months ago, when I first started “seriously” blogging, I changed the name of my blog to “The Purposeful Mom“. At the time, I chose it because I figured I’d always be a mom and so that title would fit no matter what stage of life I was in! But I don’t think I really […] Read more…

My Top 5 Maternity Must-Have Clothing Items

I’m edging in on week 17 of my fourth pregnancy and along with it has come the realization that I can no longer fit into my regular clothes! This will be my first full summer pregnancy, so I’m on the hunt for maternity clothes that are stylish and also a good bargain. You can definitely […] Read more…

Practical Advice for Character Building Moments

When the kids are whiny and ungrateful. When the kids are fighting and unforgiving. When we want to teach good habits like diligence, obedience, good attitudes but don’t know where to start. I’ve been there. Likely you have too. And when I was reflecting on my post topic, “practical advice for character building moments”, I […] Read more…

The Busy Mom's Guide to Teaching Character

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Teaching Character

This is for all the busy mommas….you know the ones. Tired, overwhelmed, juggling plates; knowing what they should be doing to teach and guide their little ones in character and wisdom, but yet not always sure how to make it happen.  Stay-at-home, work-at-home, work-outside-the-home mom, this series is for you. When you have so many […] Read more…

From No to Yes: God’s Unexpected Plan for Our Family

Today I am so happy to have my real life friend Sara sharing with you about she and her husband grew their family through a very unique circumstance! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the adoption testimonies this week. You can read the others here. Children have always been a strong desire on my heart. So, […] Read more…

My Adoption Story and a Question: Are we Called to Adopt?

When I was a three-week old little baby, my parents excitedly brought me home from the adoption agency, thrilled with the precious gift of a child that they’d received after much time spent praying and waiting on God. But my story begins much before that moment, with a bittersweet but loving sacrifice made by birthparents […] Read more…

A Desire, a Prayer and a Dream for Adoption

I’m pleased to bring you the first of our adoption testimonies this week, from my friend Natasha at Mother of Seven. Our adoption story begins back when I was a little girl. In the Sunday paper each week there would be a picture of a little boy or girl who needed a home. One picture in particular […] Read more…

Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me as a New Mom

Now that my third child is 16 months {how can it be?}, I’m finding that I’ve come a long way in mothering knowledge. Believe me, I still have plenty of learning left, but at the same time there are some things important things I understand now that I didn’t have a clue about after my first […] Read more…

A {Sun}day in the Life of a Pastor’s Wife

My husband is a full-time pastor with two churches, which makes things a little crazy on the one day of the week when we’re supposed to be “resting”. I thought I’d share with you a {Sun}day in the life of a pastor’s wife with a 6, 4 and 1 year old along for the ride. During church, […] Read more…

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