a contented heart · cultivating gratitude · I am blessed

The Incredible Gift of an Ordinary Mother’s Day

Are you wondering what Mother’s Day will hold for you this year? If you’re a mom of little ones like me, you know that the day will likely include all the regular duties you always do. Chances are it won’t be much of a holiday. The thing is, we don’t always realize just how much… Continue reading The Incredible Gift of an Ordinary Mother’s Day

a contented heart · casting aside fear · cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm

These Things I Can Do! (One Great Remedy for Negative Thoughts)

One thing I’m slowly coming to realize is that when discontent, discouragement or thoughts of despair want to come, it’s often because I’m not thinking the greatest thoughts. As in, nothing all that positive. (I might be a bit slow but hey, at least I’m making baby steps!)   I’m also learning that writing out… Continue reading These Things I Can Do! (One Great Remedy for Negative Thoughts)

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

looking ahead · motherhood mission · no regrets

What You Have In Common With Your Husband’s Grandma

If you, like me, have taken your husband’s surname upon marriage it may have already occurred to you fellow mothers that someday you too could bear the same name as both your mother-in-law and your husband’s paternal grandmother. Not to mention that of his grandfather’s mother and a lineup of generations preceding them as well.… Continue reading What You Have In Common With Your Husband’s Grandma

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

Christmas · fighting overwhelm · recovering perfectionist

Courage for the Mom Overwhelmed By Christmas Preparations

We’re on a fast countdown to Christmas and if you, like me, have just begun gift shopping and are beginning to realize that Christmas cards and fancy baked goods are simply not materializing for you this year, you’ll love these encouragements as much as I do. Christmas has long been a struggle for me. I… Continue reading Courage for the Mom Overwhelmed By Christmas Preparations