(Inside: 8 best podcasts for moms that will motivate women. Accomplish more and meet your goals by listening to these inspirational podcasts for women. ) The pile of plates teetered as I carried them from my kitchen to the dining room. Next, I grabbed the stacks of Tupperware, mismatched bottoms and tops thrown together looking like the Eiffel tower in shambles and not
(Inside: Are you wondering, “Should I write?” Read my journey of starting a blog and get tips that will help you start writing and blogging with confidence.) “I want to be a writer.” I gently rocked my nursing son (middle child) in the middle of the night. That’s the exact moment the writer-thought
(Inside: Overcome your working mom guilt and better enjoy both work and motherhood.) The Working Mom Guilt I lingered a few feet outside the main doors of the gym where my son was playing in his final weekend basketball tournament. Phone to my ear, I discussed work with my colleague. When I hung up,
(Inside: A Mother’s Day message for you.) You are a mom. You give every day. You put others needs before your own. You love deeply. You teach. You referee. You mentor. You are creative, resourceful and strong. You freely give grace. There is no one else in your family’s life like you.
(Inside: For the moms who don’t ever want our babies to grow.) To all you moms of babies out there who love this stage… I understand you. I love the baby stage, too: the cooing and smiles, the rocking and nursing, the little legs dangling from your hip. We hold our babies
Here’s my most recent Huffington Post article. It still seems surreal that I get to publish over there. Crazy mad dream come true. What is your dream? What keeps you up at night as you think: Maybe I COULD do this? What has God placed on your heart to try? I say go for it.
(Inside: For moms like me who’ve caved.) No boys, we are NOT taking care of your aunt’s dog. It’s too much work. I know you said you’d do everything, but YOU KNOW I’ll end up cleaning up poop. I know Bella’s cute, but I like our dog-free home. I know you think it’s nice
(Inside: How my son’s basketball game empowered me to keep going.) My son’s basketball team doesn’t win a ton. The whistle blows, shoes squeak, bounces echo and then the scoreboard ruins us. But hands to the heavens, at the last tournament, his team won three games in a row to claim the overall
(Inside: Our finishest DIY home and what sadness over change can mean.) I thought it’d be fun to post pictures of our home we sold. So many big life moments happened there: birth of our last son, two babies lost (miscarriages), a season of being a stay-at-home-mom, success in our careers,
(Inside: Let knowing the positive influence you make strengthen you as a mom.) Work wasn’t as productive as I wished, dinner was pizza (again), and I got an email from my son’s teacher that he needed to retake his math test because of the low score. (Note: My son is a math teacher’s