November 25, 2018

I LOVE Christmas.  I had my tree up and house decorated before Thanksgiving this year, even though my poor neighbors could have probably done without the extra days of staring at our Christmas weiner dog inflatable or our obnoxiously large, twinkling, and waving snowman.  I am giddy putting up all the decorations while watching all the sweet, sometimes cheesy, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.  The “Christmas in July” marathon that happens on a few channels during the summer doesn’t… Read more

October 23, 2018

GUEST POST by Jess and Adam Robichaud of Radiant Marriage What is it about the DIY movement? There’s something about doing things ourselves that is looked so fondly upon by so many in our daily lives. It’s a great thing, but it can be dangerous or even toxic if you apply it to your life or your marriage (more…) Read more

September 17, 2018

Sweet Mama, are you having a rough day? If we are all being honest, every single mother out there would admit that she’s had her share of rough days where she feels defeated and depleted. You are not alone, friend. Maybe the day got off to a rocky start and you lost your temper on your kiddos. Maybe your kids haven’t been listening well all day, and you’ve had just enough of the angst-filled attitudes. Maybe you are just simply… Read more

September 10, 2018

After moving halfway across the country this summer, I am reminded of the great importance that friendship plays in our lives–especially as mothers. We desperately need women in our life that we can relate to and people who embrace us just as we are. I have moved before, and I know that true friendships take time to develop. But, I think I forgot how awkward this can be. I honestly feel like I’m in middle school all over again in… Read more

August 28, 2018

I was watching Today one morning, and one story in particular caught my attention. Apparently, a mom in the Chicago area was surprised to find police officers and child services at her front door all due to the fact that she allowed her eight year-old daughter walk their dog around the neighborhood all by herself. A concerned neighbor had called the police and alerted child services because she believed the child was too young and could be in danger. As a… Read more

February 21, 2018

When Dave and I got married, I made a really silly assumption. I honestly assumed that the longer we were married, the less words we’d have to share. We would just know what the other was going to say before he/she ever said it. We would be so in sync that glances and body language would just say it all. We would pretty much be able to read each other’s minds. Over the years, I’ve realized that this is a… Read more

February 13, 2018

The world defines love as a feeling and something we fall in and out of, which means we can lose the love that someone has already given us.  This is especially disheartening when it comes to marriage.  If love is just a fickle feeling, then how in the world can any of us stay married for life? The truth is, we can’t…if THAT’S love.  But, don’t worry. This is GOOD NEWS… Click CONTINUE for more on this. (more…) Read more

February 1, 2018

Many of us are familiar with the iconic line “You complete me” from the famous movie Jerry Maguire.  I loved watching the tear-filled scene as Tom Cruise’s character, Jerry, professed his undying need to be made whole by Renee Zellweger’s character, Dorothy.  It seemed to make perfect sense…two halves becoming one whole.  But, it’s not at all how marriage is described in the Bible. (more…) Read more

January 30, 2018

Life – as beautiful and amazing as it is – can be exhausting. In an effort to stay ahead, or simply keep up, we push and push and push ourselves to achieve. And, then sometimes, the only thing we have to show for it is our worn-out, shell-like self crying out for stillness. So, what’s missing? (more…) Read more

January 26, 2018

Being a mom is an amazing, but it takes nearly every ounce of our being–emotionally, physically, and mentally.  And, we often find ourselves taking care of everyone else EXCEPT ourselves.  It is a tremendous blessing that is both exhausting and rewarding.  Motherhood is a job where the to-do list is endless…BUT moms need breaks too.  With a two year-old at home, two kids in elementary school, and one in middle school, I sometimes feel like I get to the end… Read more

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