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I Know Because She Is Me

I Know Because She Is Me
The weight of her pain upon my shoulders is often too much for my heart to bear.

She is still so little, yet her intensity flattens me to the ground. The pain she carries now is nothing compared to what life will throw at her as she grows up.  And because she inherited from me every ounce of her strong will, her right to fight, her utter defiance in always being right, belting out that last word …
Wish Night 2018: Sparks of Joy

Wish Night 2018: Sparks of Joy

Wish Night is about so much more than fancy dresses, tuxedos and exciting auctions. It's about celebrating an organization and its mission to spread hope to children who are facing de…
I am Only One Mom Praying For Many Moms in Santa Fe, Texas

I am Only One Mom Praying For Many Moms in Santa Fe, Texas

I held her extra tight tonight. I whispered in her ear, “You are perfectly made.” She quietly whispered back, “God made you the perfect mother for me.” My eyes squeezed tighter and the tears …
A Mama Fail but Mama Village Win

A Mama Fail but Mama Village Win

This right here is the product of my mom village. I had a major mom fail yesterday. After school on Thursday, my tender-hearted seven-year-old lugged into the car and immediately burst into…
{Summer Bucket List and FREE PRINTABLE} 54 Things to do with Your Kids This Summer

{Summer Bucket List and FREE PRINTABLE} 54 Things to do with Your Kids This Summer

Summer is upon us and we have officially made our 2018 Summer Bucket List, complete and ready to share with you {alongside a free printable}!!! We have long been dreaming of sleeping in, s…
The Glory of a Mama's Happy Hour

The Glory of a Mama's Happy Hour

I finally get it. Happy Hour, that is. And I’ve realized that after all these years of Girls Night, we’ve actually been doing it wrong. Happy Hour is where it’s at. Wine. Dinner. Athl…
Lost in Postpartum Depression:  How Life Found Me.

Lost in Postpartum Depression: How Life Found Me.

The initial months after having my firstborn were supposed to be joyful and beautiful, but instead, they were clouded in tears, anxiety, loss of hope, and confusion. Covered in spit up fro…
Who Is Your Savior?

Who Is Your Savior?

Who is your Savior?  It is it yourself? Your spouse? Your parents?  Your Friends?  Or is it God? Whether you are a believer or not, all of our lives have been destroyed by sin in one way or anot…
{From the Archives} Easter Series: Responding to The Resurrection

{From the Archives} Easter Series: Responding to The Resurrection

He is Risen. Easter. A day in which we celebrate Christ's resurrection, the stronghold of our Christian's faith. Celebrating Easter is POWERFUL and DEEP. When you pause your life …
Teachers + Social Media:  What Kind of Parent Are You?

Teachers + Social Media: What Kind of Parent Are You?

Tell me you've been here.  Scrolling your news feed, making your typical connections with friends and family, when the powers of Zuckerberg (and his magical and totally creepy ability …