A Word to Live By

A friend of mine introduced me to the concept of choosing a word to live by for the year. She shared how after much thought and prayer, the word “simplify” was laid on her heart last year, so she opened her heart to what “simplifying” would bring to her life. I began to notice she would reference the word often as she made decisions throughout her week. I loved it.

I am not a big goal setter or someone who sets New Year’s resolutions, but I’d like to live more intentionally. Meaning that I don’t want to miss out on life as life goes by, but to live in it more fully, more open, more present.

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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.

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When Being a Stay At Home Mom Sucks

Got your attention? The alternate title was “When You Miss Pooping Without an Audience”.

Listen mamas, I’m not going to write a list of complaints about being a stay at home mom. But I am going to be real.

This full-time mom thing is no joke. I like the term full-time mom because stay at home mom implies to me that I am sitting home reading a book while my kids play. Ha! Um yeah.

I have an education, I had a career, and now the majority of my days are consumed with home keeping and raising three kiddos. One day I was working, and it seemed like an instant later I was driving a minivan around filled with three little whiners. It was an intentional choice to stay home with my kids but can I just tell you, that it’s just not that fulfilling much of the time? I know, *gasp*!

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Finding your perspective

Yesterday was Tuesday, and you know how I feel about Tuesdays.

Today has been rough around the edges. We are creeping toward the end of summer and I think we are all a little sick of each other. The background noise of screeching and crying and asking me for things has left my brain fuzzy and weary. But I wanted the pink cup. I’m hungry. Stop hitting me. My turn. Can we watch a show? I don’t want this for dinner. I don’t have any socks that fit. I need new socks right this minute.

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Good word

I came across an old journal full of poems and inspirations, and had to share this one. I hope you like it as much as I do! ♥

A Psalm of Singlemindedness