cultivating gratitude · I am blessed · meeting God

How to Say Thank You at Easter

It’s Good Friday, the day Jesus died to redeem a fallen race and more specifically, one woman who is perpetually struggling to get organized, be more patient with her children and become less of a perfectionist. It’s a day that I struggle once again to comprehend the magnitude of what He suffered on my behalf.… Continue reading How to Say Thank You at Easter

becoming a mom · casting aside fear · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · from the trenches

Dealing With First Trimester Apathy and Anxiety

So I am officially PG and Baby #3 is on his/her way! 🙂 Hence the silence here on the blog. I’ve been too uninspired to even think of writing something that could be remotely considered post-worthy. Eventually though I did begin searching through the pregnancy advice links I’d saved, particularly those in the spiritual and… Continue reading Dealing With First Trimester Apathy and Anxiety

a contented heart · cultivating gratitude · looking ahead · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

Why Life Will Never Be Better Than This

It hit me, just like that. I was sitting at my desk, having just finished reading my Bible, and was thinking about the possibility of someday moving from this home we love. And suddenly I realized: today, this moment, these circumstances, this time and place, this is as good as it gets. Oh but no,… Continue reading Why Life Will Never Be Better Than This

cultivating gratitude · meeting God

How I Know God Answers Moms’ Prayers Too (And How We Found Our Kitties)

We hear inspiring stories of children’s answered prayers but how often do we hear stories about moms’ answered prayers? Do we actually believe God cares about and will answer our little prayers as much as He cares about an innocent child’s? Let me tell you about my answered prayer. Ever since the day we picked… Continue reading How I Know God Answers Moms’ Prayers Too (And How We Found Our Kitties)

becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · finding peace · I am blessed · meeting God

When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This

Isn’t it just amazing to think that God actually designed us and our children to compliment each other and work together and love each other? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure! When one child is constantly pushing our buttons and soon another child joins in, it can be pretty hard to believe… Continue reading When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This

becoming a mom · cultivating gratitude · looking ahead · meeting God · no regrets

What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?

If you said practice gagging over the frying pan every time you fry eggs, you know something about morning sickness that I didn’t when I first got pregnant. I had absolutely no idea how awful that smell could be!  But the truth is, it’s pretty difficult to prepare yourself for the individual things that may… Continue reading What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?

cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · finding my way · finding peace · from the trenches · I am blessed · meeting God · recovering perfectionist

Understanding Difficult Days

I love the nap time hour. I love that complete silence. It’s just me, alone with my Creator. I listen. I rest. I feel his love surround me and I know He’s here. We talk about the past few days, Him and I. I’ve had some rough days with my two little ones this week.… Continue reading Understanding Difficult Days

cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · from the trenches · my misadventures · recovering perfectionist

How to Survive Shopping Day with Small Children

I recently learned that pink car shopping carts and tired children are not compatible. I also realized anew that writing long, newsy emails while parked in the grocery store parking lot is totally a good thing. What does a typical grocery run look like for your family? For my family it looks a bit like… Continue reading How to Survive Shopping Day with Small Children