To My Children

Dear daughter, you have been blessed with a mother’s heart. It is beautiful to watch you take a toddler by the hand and lead him, to watch you gaze with wonder and adoration at babies and do all your little body allows to care for them. God has blessed you with a love for children. … Read more

When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

Earlier this week, I gave my one-year-old angry eyes and angry words. “Just go to sleep! No, you can’t do that. Leave it alone.” I was that mom. The mom that is so ornery you feel uncomfortable for her child. I’m not always the mom I want to be. We were on an airplane on … Read more

Loving Motherhood

I can’t say that I have always loved motherhood. I am committed to motherhood because I know it is the most important job in the world, and I feel God’s encouragement and help, but there have been times when motherhood has been completely overwhelming, to the point of being devoid of joy. Maybe devoid is … Read more

Living Life Simply

Imagine you’re living in the 1800s on a homestead. You’re living in this cute little log cabin (let’s ignore the fact that it would be freezing in the winter) and there isn’t a technology screen in sight for the next 100 years. Your little kids play happily in the dirt with a few homemade toys … Read more

When Worried: Hope from a Mother

Sometimes I need a lot of positive advice to keep me from getting overwhelmed. I wrote the following during one of those times. I’m posting it here for anyone who feels the same need. Take a deep breath. It’s not as bad as you imagine. You’re doing better than you think you are. You’re probably … Read more