I spent most of my 20’s trying to be someone else. Finally marriage, motherhood, depression, and my 30’s forged my self-discovery and acceptance.
When fear and anxiety threaten to take control of how I parent my children, I remind myself of four truths.
Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.
I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and you may be struggling today on Mother’s Day. You deserve this day the most.
While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.
Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.
Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.
One of the greatest lessons motherhood is teaching me is that I cannot do it alone. Baby showers remind us of the help we need from family and friends.
What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods we’ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! It’s a look that’s well worth the wear.
My kid’s birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And it’s a really beautiful thing.
Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.
How do we treat ourselves well while also remembering that God cares more about our hearts? Can we keep our hearts pure but also enjoy fashion?
Guilt doesn’t freshen us and give life—it suffocates us and takes more than we have to give.
When my youngest started preschool, I took my first job outside the home in nearly 10 years. I was frazzled, guilt-ridden, and late everywhere I went.
Pretty much everyone has an opinion on “mommy wine culture.” Here’s a few factors to consider if you’re thinking about sipping a glass.
Kid-free trips either alone or with girlfriends is an idea I can get behind.
Having another mom who’s already been through both the calm and rough waters of your current stage in life can be a beautiful gift from God. Here are some suggestions for finding that kind of mentor.
Facing the upcoming birth of our first baby has caused me to struggle with my change in identity … but perhaps it isn’t a “new” identity after all.
We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.
Sincere love and an emotional haven are worth so much more than a perfect house and a gourmet meal.
There is no such thing as a superhero mother. Here’s how to stop trying to do it all and start learning to be you.
Truly excelling as a mom is not about showing our kids how amazing we are, but how much we need Jesus.
Looking back on my life, I have found one of the most helpful ways to gain perspective on your current situation is to see life in terms of seasons.
The definition of the word mean is to be unkind or malicious. But a good mean mom defines the word quite a bit differently.
I’ve been swept up in a wave of longing—for the old familiar, for the sweet memories of days gone by.
A list of ideas for developing an ever-elusive character trait.
One of the hardest things about raising young children is that we feel we’re making no progress.
Here are some things I wish I could go back and tell myself when I was a brand new mom.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve been the only one at home and really experienced silence.
Make it a priority to teach your children to do things for themselves and others, even if it means those things aren’t done perfectly.
When it comes to motherhood, plenty of land mines exist that we risk stepping on.
By inviting a friend into my messy home, I gave her a way to connect with me on a real level. I extended her an invitation into my heart.
The protection of our lives and the lives of our children is best left in God’s hands.
God uses our children to help us learn to walk in the Spirit and build our character.
You can’t do everything. Here are nine strategies to help you set some boundaries.
We did not have a definite plan to transform desires into reality.
A mother reflects on the days when her daughter was young.
I was at a crossroad. Would I stand in the Lord’s way and deny my husband this opportunity because I was afraid?
Being purposeful doesn’t mean taking everything super seriously, it just means thinking about things we may not otherwise think about in the busyness of life.
Contrary to what the culture might say, being a full-time mother is not settling for second best
I’m a Type-A person, and helping my girls make a dollhouse was not on my agenda for the day.
A collection of lessons from parents who have been through the battle.
Stay-at-home mothering doesn’t have to be so hard, and you don’t have to do it alone. There are resources all around you to help you be the kind of mom you want to be.
Yes, I was overcommitted and working my tail off for good, even great things. But why in the world was I doing this?
We need to realize that emotions are a part of God’s image imbedded and imprinted within us.
To invest your time and best efforts into children and to watch them grow, develop, and excel is to be part of the creative majesty of life itself.
Some financial advice to help you re-orient your values and save money.
Becoming involved in your child’s friendships can mean taking on some interesting roles.
Just because God promises us that all things work together for our good doesn’t mean all things are easy.
No mom is perfect, but if you’re looking for a standard, I would encourage any mother to grow in these five areas.
Ten ideas to help keep you sane during the exhausting, overwhelming years with young children.
How to keep from being burned-out by your full-time, stay-at-home-mom job.