When was the last time you rested? I mean, really rested? I’ve been trying to figure out what it means to rest well. To turn off the noise to tune into what really matters. You know how sometimes you hit a point and then things get a little clearer? When you’ve finally moved far enough […]Read More learning to rest – it's not what you think
This video is one mama’s “apology” to her friends without kids, her funny confession as to why she has been so distant. It’s pretty on-point, and definitely relatable. Like, all of it. The texting, the one-hour nap, the cheese on the floor, the door closing, the half-conversations because of the impending meltdown. But I’d add that […]Read More moms, you will relate to this
National Pretzel Day. It’s a thing, you guys, and it’s on April 26! I’m all about celebrating the little things, and I’m pretty excited for all the fun stuff I get to share with you today. (Including a fabulous giveaway that includes swag you’re totally going to want!) I’m the type of very unhealthy person who can’t […]Read More national pretzel day: take a break & treat yourself!
This is for the mixed-ups and the misfits. For the wide-awakes who are dead-tired. For the confused have-it-all-togethers. For the both-ands. I’ve been learning that I’m carrying baggage that is all-together heavy and light. Sometimes, I think everyone in the world fits into a label. Everyone, that is, except me. He’s easy going, she’s organized, he’s […]Read More when the labels don't fit
Hey, I get it. While your friends were sneaking out of bed and snapping Facebook photos of the blood moon, you were rocking a wailing baby to sleep. And while those friends were sleeping in at 6:30 in the morning, you were shuffling down the hallway with a wide-awake one year old, stumbling to simultaneously […]Read More a shot of confidence for the young moms in the house
Spring ventured out of hiding this week, and our little family has been welcoming its arrival with walks to the park, bike-riding adventures, and sidewalk chalk sessions. It has felt so good to come out of hibernation, to let my boys replace their heavy winter coats with lighter zip-up hoodies. The Midwest weather has been […]Read More black hoodies and kitchen table tears
Ever doubted that you actually have anything important to say? Ever thought, writing is for her, but no one wants to listen to me? Ever wondered if God could really use you? You might think, if I start a blog, nobody will read it. You guys, people are watching. God has given you a unique set […]Read More so you want to start a blog