Do you ever feel like finishing out a year is like being dumped off at the end one of those insane old-school wooden roller coasters? We’re already over a week into the new year and I still feel like I’m scrambling to wrap up the old one in my brain. One thing I love about finishing out a year is… Read More
Feel like you're drowning in motherhood? Like you've lost your fire, your spark, the things that made you who you are? I've been there, too, and it hurts. Read on to find out how to make time to grow, learn, create, and mother from a whole-person perspective. You're a great mom--but you're MORE than that one role. Find yourSELF in motherhood. ♥
In January of last year, I felt utterly crushed–still reeling physically and emotionally from a year of intense struggle, growth, and change. It was a heartbreaking, wave-after-wave kind of year, and while I definitely saw massive growth in myself, and clear evidence of the hand of God in our lives, I admit I was feeling gray, wrung out, and very… Read More
This is a strange thing to admit, but this summer–the first summer I was heavy enough to qualify as medically overweight, with a BMI of 30 and an honest-to-goodness spare tire tummy–is the first time I have ever felt comfortable in a swimsuit in public. As a healthy, vibrant teenager, I remember feeling self-conscious about my stomach all the time…. Read More
“I’m not cut out to be a mother.” In my nine years of motherhood, this helpless, self-judging phrase has crossed my consciousness too many times to count. Has it crossed yours, too, mama? Does it cut you right to the core, like it does me?