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  • Redefining Motherhood

    The other day, I started wondering again as I was elbow deep in a sink of soap suds battling a baking dish. I started thinking about all the women that I know who are moms. Sorting through them all, I noticed how different each woman was. It wasn’t a great revelation or anything mind-blowing and still it stuck with me.

    Somehow, in the midst of my motherhood journey, I had started to think there was only one way to do it all. Often, I became lost in a sea of articles, advice, and comparison trying to figure out what I was doing wrong and how I could do it better. My problem wasn’t in my mothering ability, it was in how I was defining motherhood. In that soap suds filled moment, I realized it was time to redefine motherhood.

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    January 18, 2017
  • How to Have a Strong Marriage Even After Kids!

    My husband and I had been married for five years when we brought home our first little baby boy.  Our first five years of marriage were filled with many adventures and laughter. Looking back now, I see how we had so much time to connect, communicate, and relax together. Fast forward into almost twelve years of marriage, we have 3 little kids.  Over the years,  we have seen how you need to be intentional in your marriage in order for it to be growing and strong.

    Once kids enter the marriage equation, there is a lack of sleep, stress over learning to be a parent, and all of the little decisions that must be daily made as a parent.  Marriage brings out our own personal selfish nature and becoming a parent can cause it to push through even stronger.  It is so important to being taking steps in growing your marriage. 

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    January 16, 2017
  • How to find time as a busy mom- tips for moms

    How to Find Time as a Busy Mom

    We make time for what is important to us. For most of us, it feels as though time is flying by. There never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything that we need to do. 

    Our days are filled with diaper changes, meal times, laundry folding, and car rider lines. 

    It can be easy for moms to get lost in the sea of all those things. Weeks and eventually months can pass by, and we realize we have not done one thing that we wanted to do. In fact some days we barely accomplished what we needed to do. 

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    January 6, 2017
  • How to Remember the Moments

    The little moments of life are the ones that bring me the greatest joy. Whether it is a picnic outside, eating dinner with my husband after the kids are asleep, or flowers picked from outside; these moments are all like gold. A couple years ago, I decided it was time to capture these precious memories. 

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    December 30, 2016
  • Easy Christmas Craft for Kids + Mama

    I love a good DIY project for the home and when I can involve my kids, I love it even more which is why I love how this easy Christmas craft came together. There is something so relaxing about creating something beautiful for our home.

    Over the years, my sister and I have loved working together to create decor for our homes. This year, I had an idea to make some trees out of wood. It did not start out as a project for the kids and I, but I quickly realized how easy it was to let them get creative with this.

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    December 12, 2016
  • Advent for the Family

    The first day of Advent was yesterday  and there is still time to decide on a good Advent study or plan for you and your family. It really does not matter when you start- you could jump in December 23rd, because the point is that you are deciding to focus on remembering the reason for the season. In all of the busy things we do during this season, it is so good to slow down and rest. Lately, the word rest has been on my mind more than ever and this Advent season, that is exactly what I intend to do- rest.

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    November 28, 2016