When your mama heart feels worn down with struggles, remember this truth from 1 Corinthians 10:13! Inspired by encouraging mom support group conversations.

Hope when your mama heart feels worn down

Hope when your mama heart feels worn down; is your heart overwhelmed with the task of motherhood today? Recently in Mom Time Out we had a hot topic discussion about this verse: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is FAITHFUL, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the …

The secret to finding calm in the chaos of motherhood. Encouragement for struggles in daily mom life when motherhood is hard. #Christian #motherhood

The secret to finding calm in the chaos of motherhood

If chaos in motherhood is a daily part of your life, you’re going to love my special guest this week.  Sarah Ann, of Faith Along the Way, is a young mom to two special needs children and she can tell us a thing or two about those crazy parenting days!  Sarah is a very special friend to me and I …

How God's truth gives strength to counteract lies we believe. Do you love words? What words do you run to for comfort? God's Word is the ultimate comfort!

How God’s truth gives strength to counteract lies we believe

Do you think truth?  Words are my love language. I can’t help it. When my husband writes me a sticky note in the mornings before he leaves for work, my heart skips a beat. The best cards I receive are the ones filled with a hand-written note. I leave notes for my boys this year in their lunches. Jason said …

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma's threatening impact. Tips on reviving, replenishing, and flourishing your mama heart in Christ, even in chaos.

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact

Last week, my husband and I loaded up our motor coach and headed to Florida, never suspecting Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact.  I was ready to get refreshed, renewed, and refocused, beachside. Well, that turned into a hurricane nightmare. The previous week, I had a telephone conversation about thriving and refocusing with my blogging friend, Marva, who lives in the British …

When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm. For Florida families, and loved ones awaiting news. #comfort #Hurricane

When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm

Twenty-one million people in Florida await the hour when Hurricane Irma comes to town, and I happen to be one of them.  From the tip of southern Florida to the northernmost regions, each county anticipates high winds, heavy rains, storm surge, tornadoes, or all of the above.   I’m not even from Florida – I’m a West Virginian. (Where there …

To the mom of the strong willed child: there is hope!

  Recently our oldest son entered high school. Since he is in a new building for high school, the school hosted a preview day. Clayton had no idea where we were supposed to go or what was about to happen. I asked him if he wanted me to go with him and he said yes. My heart was pounding for …

Get a clutter-free mind boost! How to hit reset and protect your time with a brand new program that will get you focused and out of survival mode. #survival

Get a clutter-free mind boost! How to hit reset and protect your time

Do you need a clutter-free mind boost?  Last January, I created the 31-Days to a Clutter-free Mind Challenge and it caught on like wildfire!  It worked wonders for my schedule – I was blasting through my days with more time and energy for things that mattered most in my life.  Maybe you did it too. But I wonder – how’s …

Three tips to change the heart of a strong willed child and avoid the power struggle. Learn how to stay calm, be heart focused, and guide wisely.

3 tips to change the heart of a strong willed child

  Can you change the heart of a strong willed child? Strong willed children know what they want: they know they want to be in charge, and they know they don’t want to change!  Parents find this challenging, because so often the will of the child is opposed to the will of the parent.  But power struggles are not the …

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he's a next generation superhero! Learn to appreciate and guide your strong willed child's God' given strengths.

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he’s a next generation superhero

  If you have a stubborn child, I have fantastic news for you today!  Strong-Willers (I call them Swillers) often turn out to be superheros in their own right.  If you’re sitting there shaking your head (yet hoping this isn’t a pipedream), here are three encouraging thoughts for the marathon of parenting these dear (stubborn) souls.       1. …

Dear mom, do you take care of YOU? New Mommy Self-Care Challenge!

Do you take care of yourself? Being a Mom can wear away at a person mentally, emotionally and physically. We find our hearts longing for refreshment. Sometimes our love cup feels like it needs to get filled before we can pour out one. more. drop. Oh I know how that feels!     Why self-care is important When our first …

Kids fighting again? How to field squabbles like Jesus did

Hey mom – ever tire of kids fighting over toys and territories as if they were an actual part of Custer’s last stand? Of course you do, that’s why you searched Google for “How to deal with siblings fighting again”.  I’m glad you’re here – I want to share a little backstory with you from my past life.     …

Encountering strong willed child battles at your house? Get these 7 + hacks, tips, and resources to boost your parenting skills with stubborn children!

Strong willed child battles? Get help with these 7+ hacks!

Encountering strong willed child battles at your house? Get these 7 + hacks, tips, and resources to boost your parenting skills with stubborn children. Learn to work with this stubborn skill set to help both them win and you (because don’t you deserve it?)!

Five reasons why you shouldn’t let your child quit piano lessons

Let’s face it – the struggle is REAL to get kids to practice! But if the parent can endure it, those lessons will pay off! 5 reasons why you shouldn’t let your child quit piano lessons; a piano teacher mom’s tips for sticking with keyboard learning in the beginning stages.

Why a good sense of humor is important in life

A good sense of humor not only makes you feel better, it can make you healthier, too.  According to this article in Reader’s Digest,  “research has shown that laughing can improve immunity, help regulate blood sugar levels, and improve sleep”.  As an empty-nesting mom, I’ve found a great need for humor these days. My view this morning is a calm, scenic bay …