The Most Important Word In My Motherhood Vocabulary

There was a time when I would have answered differently, when this important word hardly ever crossed my lips, when motherhood felt simple, and the choices made were straightforward ones. Now is a season where the days are full, the hours feel too few, and I have to consciously decide to make room what is important, to let go of […]

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3 Easy Ways to Teach Kindness At Home

  Kindness is my mothering goal, in growing these little hearts, but in the day to day, sometimes I need more than the mile-long parenting articles and perfectly scripted charts.  In this season of parenting, I am always looking for that balance between harsh and permissive, where my children’s hearts can grow strong but gentle, confident but kind. After wading […]

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You Can Tell My Daughter This, But Not That

It’s become quite popular these days to talk about why you shouldn’t say this or that to my daughter. A little old lady in the grocery store tells my daughter she’s pretty, and all of a sudden it’s an Open Letter To That Woman – Why My Daughter Is More Than Pretty. Well – yes. Yes, she is. But other […]

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Leave Room For Wonder

My oldest turned 7 on Sunday. Somehow the tiny babe I grew in my own body, and carried in my arms, is now getting too heavy for me to hold. The hours that used to drag by slowly have turned into years that are slipping away. The days are full to the brim, and sometimes the day ends with too […]

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Today, I’m Thinking Of You

Today I’m thinking of you. You felt such joy inside you when you first knew, and you counted down the months until you held her. You watched him kick on the screen and you couldn’t help but smile when you first heard his heartbeat. You started making lists of names, before you even knew the gender. Your happiness overflowed from […]

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Setting A Routine To Build Confidence In Kids

Sharing today about the kids’ routine chart! Several of you asked for more details on the chart I mentioned in this post, and how I get the kids to stick with it. Children love routine! It gives a sense of security and confidence when they know what’s going to happen next. As they get older, that knowledge also brings a […]

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I’m Too Busy Eating Nutella In The Trenches

I was scrolling through Facebook the other night and started reading the comments on some mommy post. Oh my goodness, you guys! So many people out there who are SO ABSOLUTELY SURE ABOUT EVERYTHING! Like, teach me your ways, because this mama has doubts sometimes, you know? Anyway, I lurked for a while and then moved on but my snarky […]

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10 Easy Ways To Get Your Day Running Smoothly

You guys – I used to be a morning person. I’d get home from work and be out cold asleep by 11, then all perky and cheery by 7 AM. My day was almost guaranteed to start smoothly. That was before kids. Before 3 hours of sleep. Before there was no such thing as “sleeping in,” or “lazy weekends,” or […]

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