Our beautiful Lydia joined our family two weeks ago, but it feels like she’s always been a part of our little family of five. Her quick entrance into this world, however, left us in a bit of shock, disbelief and filled with joy. It’s a raw, messy, redemptive story and I’m excited to share our… Continue reading Lydia’s Homebirth Story
We have been spending so many summer evenings and mornings at the beach or pool with friends! I've teamed up with several of my favorite mama bloggers to cultivate a collection of tips/products to help your days at the water go smoothly . I hope this is post and the ones we have going up in… Continue reading Summer Favorites – At the Water!
Motherhood was a scary job to step into. I had worked with many kids, so I knew how to keep them alive, but what I didn’t know was how to shape and guide them throughout their lives. My own childhood was marred by an abusive, hypocritical father and left me traumatized of being the same… Continue reading Trading Lies for the Truth: breaking free from the lie that perfect parenting = perfect children
"But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." - 1 Peter 3:15 I'm doing an in-depth study with ladies in our military community on… Continue reading Read the Bible in a Year Printables!
The tea is almost finished seeping and my kids are gobbling up their snack while I read to them. There are many interruptions, frequently do I get up to do or get something that was forgotten, things spill and the kids have a hard time focusing. Even still, those sweet small moments gathered around our… Continue reading What’s in Our Tea Time Basket
In case you missed it- Part one is here. Truth be told I’m not the best THMer out there, which is why I’ve been so hesitant to even write this post. I don’t always get the chance to eat every three hours, I’m terrible at remembering to snack and other than corn I never… Continue reading How I lost 70+ pounds- part 2
I wrestled with the blog post a lot over the past week. Writing and re-writing. My goal in this post is not to sound superior, not to bash others, and not to be self-righteous sounding as I share my journey to getting healthy and loosing so much weight this past year. While food has become… Continue reading My Journey to Health in 2017- Part 1
Now that Luke is a little older I am so excited to start some advent traditions with him! For the longest time I thought advent just referred to those little chocolate countdown calendars that my mom refused to buy (smart lady). But it’s so much more than that! Advent is about preparing our hearts for… Continue reading Gospel Centered Advent Calendar for Kids
The thought of potty training is the bane of every mother out there. And for good reason! You’re attempting to teach another tiny and generally unreasonable human being where to have their bowel movements. It’s gross, it’s frustrating, it’s just plain rough going into it. But you can do this! Just keep reminding yourself that… Continue reading The Dreaded Potty Training
Would he act out? Would he be jealous? How was I ever going to be a mom of two under two? These thoughts constantly swam about my head as I prepared the house for our newest little one. In the weeks leading up to her arrival I constantly talked to Luke about babies, how he… Continue reading A Baby Changes Everything
If God doesn’t rule your mundane, He doesn’t rule you” – Paul Tripp I read this quote a few weeks ago and have been mulling over it ever since. For me the mundane is washing dishes, folding laundry, and tending to my home. I can just mindlessly go through these tasks, without giving what I’m… Continue reading 5 Bible Study Resources for Busy Mamas
Unless he wants to read, Luke has a hard time sitting still! He is constantly in the dirt, playing with his bouncy balls and running around. He gets bored with his toys pretty quickly, so lately I've been trying to make more of an effort to set up new activities for him. Some have been… Continue reading 4 Toddler Approved Activities
It’s no secret that we love books at our house! Luke will usually ask us to read 10-15 books a day, many of them several times over. Cultivating a love of reading in your child is no easy task and to be honest I had zero clue on how to even start, but I knew… Continue reading Raising a Bookworm
I said top ten but this is basically all of my baby items besides carseats! I’m fairly minimalistic when it comes to infant stuff, even with Luke’s toys; I never even bothered to buy a changing table and we didn’t purchase a crib for Luke until he was 6 months old! So, when you get… Continue reading My Top 10 Favortite Baby Items!
Every day I fight the feeling of being a failure as a wife and mama. And y’all it’s hard. Some days I feeling an amazing mom, my house is clean, my hair is done, and I feel like I’ve concurred the world. Well, the toddler world that is. But there are so many moments where… Continue reading For the Imperfect Mama
My baby is turning two. Two years ago my world changed forever. That day is one of my most treasured memories as we welcomed little Luke into the world! We didn't announce his name until his arrival, but in truth Rob decided he wouldn't settle on a name until we saw him. So we went… Continue reading Happy Induction Day!: Luke’s Birth Story
Happy hump day and welcome back for part two! I hope part one eased your mind a little about transitioning from one to two kids. There will always be hard moments, no matter how many children you have, but motherhood is such an amazing journey and you just have to trust your gut on most… Continue reading Double the Love Part 2
Thank you all so much for all your questions, here were so many that I decided to split this into two posts! The most common question I got was “How do you do it??” Well.. It’s life changing. It’s been… easy. The jump from one to two wasn’t as difficult as I was preparing myself… Continue reading Double the Love
Imitation is the highest form of flattery and it’s no secret that our kids try to mimic us in every way. They eat like we do, they try to put on their own clothes, they try to shave their face like daddy does or put on make up like mommy. Unfortunately this means they also… Continue reading Humbling Ourselves as Parents
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