She Did What She Could

These last few weeks have been just…wonky. My sister-in-law is in town with her husband and 4 kids (and she’s got one on the way!). They are missionaries to Mexico so when they are in town once a year it’s a big ordeal! We have birthday parties, go swimming almost every day and go to […]

FILL Your Parenting Toolbox {Power of a Praying Parent}

I’m not a perfect parent. Most days I’m hardly a great one. That’s why I need resources and tools to help me. I have to read books, listen to teaching and plan how I’m going to parent. If I don’t, I’ll fail! Today I’m sharing one of my MUST HAVE parenting resources: Power of a […]

Sevenly & Somaly Mam

A few days before Asa was born, I read a little book in one sitting. It’s called The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam. Even now, almost 4 years later, I can hardly write the emotions inside me when I think about this book. It’s the story of a young Cambodian girl (Somaly Mam), […]

Fun Family Traditions

Today we ate lunch on the floor. When I said, “Why don’t we eat on the rug today?”, the kids were squealing with delight. I didn’t offer this because I was trying to be a super fun mom. I did it because the kitchen table was littered with craft supplies. I just didn’t want to […]

MOB Society's BOY MOM Blog Hop!

Welcome new friends from the MOB Society’s Boy Mom Blog Hop! If you’re an old…er, I mean, current friend, thanks for letting me introduce myself & blog once again! Every night before my almost 4 year old Asa goes to bed he says, “I wuv you, Mommy.” Sometimes when he’s feeling silly he says, “Mommy. […]

Speaking of Flags…

Last week, I checked out an America-themed book from the library. As I read it to my kids before bedtime, I got tears in my eyes as the book showed the statue of the soldiers pushing up the flag at Iwo Jima. It honestly puts tears in my eyes thinking about it now! Our flag […]

Waking up FOR Your Kids and not TO Them

Every morning I wake up at 6:30. No one else is up. I grab my phone, sometimes my computer and head straight for my closet. It’s not pretty. Seriously. Not. Pretty. But it’s a decent sized space and houses a little canvas box full of books, a Bible, journals and a mechanical pencil or two […]