Give us this day our daily bread. There was once a time in my life that these words were foreign to me. Words that had to be learned before I exchanged vows in a church, in front of a God I didn't yet know. Words in a prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. … Continue reading Daily Bread
After a week of indulging in food, pool time, and relaxation with my girl, we finally arrived home after a 13 hour drive from Texas. I had just spent several days at the Magnolia Silos in Waco, with promises to myself to return with a refreshed heart, full of grace, and a loving attitude. The… Continue reading I Am Not Enough
Ugh...I remember so vividly the horrors of middle school. Bad haircuts, boy crushes, and zero self confidence. I didn't sleep for days after being teased about my knock off designer jeans and my target brand patent leather tennis shoes with the black lace ties. Not to mention the fact that I never knew if I… Continue reading Middle School Is Hard Enough
What age do you think is appropriate for a child to have a cell phone? I like to think of this blog as a place where us mamas can sit down over a cup of coffee and ask the hard questions...like this one. If you have school age kids, and you have mama friends, you… Continue reading Is My Elementary Schooler Ready For a Cell Phone?
I know all too well the tailspin that ensues when you are seriously pondering the idea of homeschooling your children. So many questions, so many worries, and where will we find the time to take this on? Take a deep breath, and remind yourself that as of 2016, more than 1.7 million children in the… Continue reading 5 Things To Do NOW If You’re Thinking About Homeschooling
Our most "backwards" decision to date by far, was the choice to home-school 2 of our kids. I have always been the mom that thought it was a great concept, but never thought I had the wiring to make a good home-school mom. Not patient enough, smart enough, and let's be honest...too selfish. I enjoyed… Continue reading Our Backwards Decision To Homeschool
Have you ever found yourself looking at your kids, wondering how they have managed to become such lovely people? I’m not talking about simply growing up … I’m talking straight up, how on EARTH have they turned out not just normal…but lovely. Kind. Compassionate. Loving. Sure, they have equally not so lovely sides as well, but… Continue reading Grace Fills the Gaps