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