The scene that unfolded, wrapped around my heart and squeezed tight. Twice the bubbly, young girl attempted the speak out "enough!" with her hand motions, but her request was denied. Screen time with a device, over face time with her, won on that lunch date with mom. Ouch. Conviction washed over me like a salty… Continue reading Let’s be real… about Parenting
Can I just be transparent with you on this Tuesday? Thanks... that means a lot. So, this kind of unfortunate thing happened. No major crisis, just a life moment. Our cars became a rummage sale during one night, and some sticky fingers snagged the iPod found inside. It was my hubby's. He enjoys podcasting his… Continue reading Losing is winning
Honest truth.... I would rather wrangle three monkey children on multiple limbs and risk losing a clump of hair, than ask for help to untangle the shopping carts! What is that about? Just to avoid the awkward ask. Welcome to Free Yourself Friday, friends. Let me go first. I am the queen of pulling the… Continue reading Sayonara, Superwoman!
Two words are being linked together to signify a common pain among us. A deep scar left by sexual mistreatment, or abuse. Whether left undeclared or spoken out loud, your story matters and I want to pause to acknowledge you. My heart breaks over your "me too". This is a unique invitation crafted especially for… Continue reading Meet the #me too World Changers
It was a morning of rush. A missed alarm, three kids to dress, two lunches to make, and a mama in a tale spin. The clock was going to win, hands down. The thought brushed past me gently, as I rushed madly around the kitchen. Give in. Breath deep and give in to the day. … Continue reading How to Pause your Life with Thanks
Flowing from a passion to invest in the next generation and equip others on the journey, Made to Mentor has been birthed. The dream is to expand from a presentation geared towards women, to a course tailored to any demographic eager to be more effective mentors. Feel free to read over the material and access… Continue reading Made To Mentor
I could almost feel him approaching our door. Hideous to behold, with ill intent in each step. Just in time to rob the joy season that was fast approaching, of its beauty. That greedy monster named Entitlement - how quickly he can exchange our contentment for a never-content-without-more attitude. I've so often wrestled with his… Continue reading The Monster at our Door
Recently, I crossed paths with a high school friend. It had easily been 10 years since we had seen each other. After only a few moments of conversation, it was obvious that her path has been filled with great pain. Over 14 years of intense medical issues, still no clear answers in sight. A trip… Continue reading You Are Worth More
On the drive home from school this week, the kids and I met homelessness... twice. He was dressed in torn clothes, elderly and walking with a limp and a severe curvature in his spine. The cardboard sign around his bearded neck simply read: Homeless. Hungry. Anything would help. Thank you! He was standing beside the… Continue reading Why is he homeless, Mommy?
If your family calendar looks anything like most, those undersized numbered squares are bursting at the seams with music lessons, sports practice, school events and church commitments. As parents we wonder when our family life spun into such chaos. Can we reclaim an atmosphere of calmness and peace within these four walls? How do… Continue reading Raising Praying Kids in a Crazy World