Motherhood

Why Our Kids Sometimes Misbehave

It was one of those days where I just couldn’t get the 4 and 7 year old residents in our home to get along. I had a ton of overdue tasks that I needed to finish before the weekend and it just wasn’t getting done! The fighting and arguing continued on and on and no […] 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…

Finding Joy Through Cancer

For the last day of the Joys of Mothering series, Michelle from Live a Life of No Regrets shares about how she learned to trust the Lord when she was diagnosed with cancer and how she continued to homeschool her children at the same time. {You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.} […] Read more…

The Joys of Mothering in the Little Years

Thanks for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! You can read the previous posts in this series: The Joy of Having Boys & Finding Joy in the Midst of a Tantrum._______________________________________It had been one of those days–you know the ones! Dirty dishes were stacked high in the sink, so high in fact that I […] Read more…

The Joy of Having Boys

Thanks for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! You can read the other posts here! When I was pregnant with our first child my husband and I were so happy to be having a little boy.  Fast forward eighteen months and we were expecting child number two.  I was really hoping for a girl our second […] Read more…

Finding Joy in the Midst of a Tantrum

Thank you for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! This week, some wonderful bloggers will be sharing how they find joy in the different moments of motherhood. Today, I’m happy to welcome Erika from Slowly Natural! I don’t have perfect kids. Shocking, I know! In my house, at any given moment, you might […] Read more…

How to Travel With Young Children And Not Go Crazy!

Welcome to day six of the Spring Into Summer series! I hope you’ll take a few moments to read the previous posts! Soon we’ll be gearing up for our semi-annual 12+ hour trip to visit the grandparents! And with that brings the challenge to keep our three children, ages 6, 3 and 1, occupied and the whole family […] Read more…

The Greatest Influence on Your Daughter

I am so blessed to be the mother of a beautiful three-year-old daughter.  This blond-haired, blue-eyed little girl is spunky and sweet, a lover of all things pink and her baby brother’s biggest fan. She is daddy’s constant companion to the post office, the nursing home and the dump {to drop off brush} and she […] Read more…

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