God is in Charge

I love Jesus. I proudly accept the invitation to be a daughter of the King. But can I confess something? I cringe a bit every time I hear someone say “God’s in charge.”

Lately the world, and my little world, has been all too heavy. That’s the only word that I can use to justly describe the stress, pain and sadness playing out around me. Heavy. Like those thick plastic blankets they put over you before you get an X-ray. It’s harder to get up and at ’em when your soul is being weighed down. {read more}

Dear Moms of Only Children

This topic has been on my heart lately. I have several mom friends that have one child and they so often throw me the line, “it’s easier for me, I only have one,” or “you’ve already got your hands full and I just have the one child.” Stop apologizing moms of only children, you’ve got it tough too.

I have three kids now, but for the first four years of motherhood, I had one. Many of my friends around me were having their second child. I watched them through the transition of having multiple children, and in many ways, I struggled to relate. My world as a stay at home mom wasn’t changing, but theirs was going thru a complete overhaul. I felt a little lost. {read more}

Friday Favorites

sex and the city samantha jones quote friday favorites

This is my current response to the political mess that is happening in our country. Let’s just throw a party instead of spending another three hours watching a group of grown ups acting like morons debate. It reminds me too much of being in the car with my kids.

Friday Favorites

Smoothie with a Kick
My new favorite smoothie with a shot of coffee. Blend up 1 cup almond milk (or other milk, I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk), one shot of coffee, one scoop vanilla protein powder (I love this one)  and a few ice cubes. It’s so delicious and a different way to enjoy your morning cup of coffee with some protein. {read more}

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I mean I’m a full-time mom so it’s all the same to me. But yay for the freakin’ weekend.

I didn’t watch the Grammys but can we please all agree that The Biebs needs to shave the mustache? I mean, seriously. You are hurting my eyes and you were just starting to sort-of redeem yourself.

LAP: Speaking of bad styling choices, please view this very important video about LAP (Leggings As Pants) from Jen Hatmaker. Unless you are a toddler, the only exception to the LAP rule. {read more}

Friday Favorites

It’s Friday y’all! I’m ending this week with another round-up of some of my favorites. Let’s start with some introspection:

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The answer is most likely YES.

Just Natural: In addition to the discovery of my crazy hair fix, I found this amazing hair product line. It seems expensive at first, but a little goes a very long way. I seriously can’t believe how amazing it makes my hair feel.

True Detective: Apparently we live under a rock and I’m just now hearing about True Detective on HBO. Matthew McConaughey is amazing in this gritty, murder mystery drama. Season 2 is kind of a flop though, you’ve been warned. {read more}