Things We’ve Done Well As Moms

Once again it’s that awful Sunday in May knocking on our doors.  The knocking, at first, is soft but as the week goes on, it progressively gets louder, more insistent.  I don’t want to answer because when I do, the lies, the disappointment with myself, and the feelings of failure come pouring in.  Every single … Continue reading Things We’ve Done Well As Moms

He Goes Before You, Mama

He was entering the great unknown of high school and I couldn’t hold his hand anymore like I did when he was a little boy. I felt like I was in over my head. All the worries, what ifs and question marks threatened to drown me. I'm sharing over at Raising Generations Today this beautiful … Continue reading He Goes Before You, Mama

Love, Mom

Dear Beloved Child of mine, You are loved. You are loved far more than you can ever imagine. You will never understand the sacrifice of that love until you are a parent to your own beloved child. This is how it should be. Because of my love for you, You are more important than anything … Continue reading Love, Mom

Forget the Pity Party, It’s Time to Join the Real Party

It’s been one of those mornings. It started with a list of things I hadn’t done. I hadn’t gotten the reeds for my son’s musical instrument so he couldn’t play. The rabbit’s nails need clipping and we'd been reminded for weeks. Three to be precise. I could see the invisible shake of my son’s head. … Continue reading Forget the Pity Party, It’s Time to Join the Real Party

Embracing Other Moms

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 NLT When my boys were teeny tiny, I was fortunate enough to be in a community that ran a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. The church I attended hosted MOPS, but the group was open to the community and a lot of women … Continue reading Embracing Other Moms

Every Little Thing

"It’s been one of those days. A twenty-four hour period that was an emotional rollercoaster. The kind that leave you feeling nauseated, breathless and wind-whipped. If you have children, you’ve experienced them. If we’re being honest, and I hope we are, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone." I am excited to be a guest writer … Continue reading Every Little Thing

TURN: To Myself This Summer

Summer’s coming. Ominous words for those of us who quake at the thought of summer vacation. I’m not one of those parents who love summer. Neither are my kids. We thrive on routine. We thrive on learning and discovery. We are better when we set goals. Last year my oldest son, decided to build a … Continue reading TURN: To Myself This Summer

TURN Things Around

Family is where your story begins. The sign was on the mantle at the cottage I stayed at a couple of weeks ago. I have a similar saying posted in my kitchen area. Instead of family, it says Home is where your story begins. Either way, the meaning is the same. Our homes, our families, … Continue reading TURN Things Around

Mom-Fail

Sometimes there is just too much to keep track of when you have kids. There are days that just keeping up with the library books is too much. Usually there are at least twenty other things piled on top. Homework. Who’s going where at what time. Managing clothing and shoes but the sizes keep changing … Continue reading Mom-Fail

Two Lists to Help You as You Guide Little Ones

I love to read.  I've learned a lot over the years from reading.   If you read and are a parent, you've probably read numerous parenting books.  I've read quite a few over the last decade.  Some were good but I've forgotten over time.  Other's were burned forever into my brain!  Some I've read bits … Continue reading Two Lists to Help You as You Guide Little Ones