fighting overwhelm · finding my way · finding peace · from the trenches · looking ahead · no regrets

When You Only Have 365 Days Left to Prepare Your Child For School

In honor of a new school year beginning everywhere and new teachers teaching, parents sending off a child for the first time, and brand-new students anxiously starting off to school, I offer my hearty and heartfelt wishes for a wonderful first day and week. May the year ahead be a truly delightful one. School here… Continue reading When You Only Have 365 Days Left to Prepare Your Child For School

fighting overwhelm · finding my way · finding peace · looking ahead · motherhood mission

What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms

Just like a brand new notebook that has never been opened, so a baby’s mind, too, is pristine and new when they are born, ready to receive thoughts and impressions and all that the world brings their way. As each of us grows to maturity, the collections of our lives can be built into a… Continue reading What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms

becoming a mom · looking ahead · no regrets · recovering perfectionist

Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)

I’ll admit it: when Kev and I decided it was time to get serious about starting a family, one of the first things we did was decide when the best time of year was to have our baby. I remember clearly thinking November would be a great month to have him/her arrive. Ironically, that baby arrived… Continue reading Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)

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?