• How to parent while grieving

    How to Parent While Grieving

    March 19, 2018

    Today marks the month anniversary of my dad’s death.  The past month has been a whirlwind of emotions, activity, and thoughts.  There have been days where I’ve forgotten anything has changed and there have been days where I’m emotionally paralyzed and don’t know how to do anything, let alone take care of my precious boys. …

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  • Wading Through Grief

    March 5, 2018

    Two weeks ago today I got a phone call that changed my life completely.  My dad had unexpectedly passed away.  It’s been two weeks and my head is still spinning with thoughts, questions, grief, and anger.  We had a complicated and strained relationship but, nevertheless, I loved him and prayed daily for healing in our…

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  • A Protestant Take on Lent

    February 13, 2018

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GortonsMealTime #TrustGortons #CollectiveBias I grew up in a stereotypical protestant environment.  Liturgy made me squirm, seeing someone cross themselves caused me to roll my eyes a little, the idea of common prayer made me absolutely uncomfortable.  I am…

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  • What does Motherhood Teach Us About the Love of God?

    February 12, 2018

    Caleb is contentedly playing with his train set while singing Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the bed while Josiah is falling asleep in my arm – about ready for me to lay him in bed for nap time.  I look at the two of them with unbelievable love in my heart.  I’m filled with awe…

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  • Three important tips for all who are struggling with mom anxiety and depression.

    Dealing with Mom Anxiety and Depression

    January 31, 2018

    Anxiety and depression are debilitating.  Add being a mother to having anxiety and depression and it’s almost too much to handle.  I don’t keep it a secret that I struggle with anxiety and depression.  I’m passionate about overcoming the stigma of metal health disorders and firmly believe they are nothing to be ashamed of or…

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  • The "Why?" stage that every toddler goes through can be so exhausting but, if you dig down deep, there are ways to get through the "why" stage.

    Finding Joy in the “Why?” Stage

    January 5, 2018

    “Ok buddy, time to go get your shoes so mama can help put them on.” “Why?” “Because we have to go to the grocery store.” “Why?” “Because we have to go buy food so we can make dinner.” “Why?” “Because we’re going to be hungry at dinner time.” “Why?” “Because our bodies need food to…

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  • Do you ever wonder how to go about figuring out a word of the year? Check out this free printable step by step guide to discover your word of the year!

    Grow in 2018

    January 1, 2018

    I love new seasons of life!!!  I love the beginning of new days, new weeks, new months, and new years.  They feel fresh and make me feel ready to begin something new!  This year feels extra special to me today is the beginning of a day, the beginning of a week, the beginning of a…

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  • #ad Teaching your toddler about charity is HARD but totally worth it! Thankfully, @Huggies and @KrogerCo have teamed up in an awesome way to help us mamas teach our kids! Click through to learn more! #DiaperNeed

    How To Teach Your Toddler About Charity

    November 7, 2017

    Every so often I find myself complaining about things I don’t have or being discontent with the way things are.  When this happens, it’s important to get a reset.  I am SO blessed!  I have so much amazingness in my life – things I don’t even need!  I’m never lacking for food and clean water. …

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