Encouraging moms and kids to live strong, joy-filled lives.



How can I help you?

Hi, I’m Cheryl. I’m a high school teacher, wife, and mom of three boys



Let me help you see how motherhood…

  • unearths awesome sides of you, you didn’t know you had.
  • grows your faith.
  • helps you find deep joy (no matter what your circumstances are).
  • shapes you into a wiser, stronger person.
  • empowers you to raise strong, joy-filled kids.

Check out my articles, free eBooks and videos below. Let me walk with you through all the highs and lows of motherhood. Let’s stay connected – click on the button below for freebies and monthly inspiration.


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Encouragement for Moms to Build Strength –

Motherhood is a great teacher and confidence builder. Be encouraged by these articles.

18 Hours Later and I Felt Braver {For Moms}
A Morning Prayer to Strengthen Mommas
Build Your Mom Confidence Through Knowing This


encouragmenet for moms

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Encouragement to Press Through Challenging Relationships –

People can be awesome. And people can be so difficult. Read on…

How to Deal with Difficult People


Encouragement for Working Moms –

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom and a working mom…both roles can be challenging in different ways. Right now, I am a working mom and have written some articles that will encourage my fellow working moms. Read on…

To the Mom Who’s Going Back to Work
To The Working Mom


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Self-Care for Moms –

I neglected self-care for a decade and then I crashed. Epically crashed! I won’t ignore self-care anymore. Here are some articles that will help you take care of yourself as well.

The Power of Friendships
The Power of Stillness in the Chaos
The Single Best Thing a Parent Can Do {FREE Mini-eBook}
Free eBook: Meditations for Moms



Find Healing and Strengthen Your Grit

Moms, at some point we all need encouragement. We hurt, we feel defeated, and we just can’t move past. I always recommend professional help, when needed, but also continually reading inspirational content. Like these articles below…

My Story of Healing From Miscarriages
Remembering (and Grieving) Someone I Loved
Why the Mountain Before Us Will Move
What Healing Sometimes Looks Like
What to Do When Life Gets Frustrating



When Your Sad About How Fast Your Kids Grow –

Do you sometimes feel sad about how fast your kids are growing and how life seems to always be whizzing by? These articles will help you live in the present and look forward to the future…

How To Recapture Our Sweet Mom Moments Gone Forever
My Kids Grow Too Fast (Sniff) – What to Remember
To Moms of Babies


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Be a Joy-Filled Mom –

Moms, I’d like to raise empowered kids and pursue my career and have a great marriage – but really, in it all, I simply want to be happy. Don’t you? Increase your joy by reading these articles.

How to Take Care of Your Home and Your Heart
Increase Your Happiness IN THE CHAOS {Printable}
A Challenge to Look for Your Joy Today
Mama, Are You Beautifully Exhausted?
How to Forever Cherish Our Best Mom Moments
How Growing Older Can Be Exciting
One Thing You Need to Build a Strong Community of Moms
The Single Best Thing a Parent Can Do {FREE Mini-eBook}
4 Things You Need to Be a Strong, Joy-Filled Mom
Best Podcasts Every Mom Needs to be Inspired By



Be Empowered Through Writing –

I love writing so much! It helps me grow, gain perspective and is it okay to say, “be a better person?” Do you love to write too? Here’s how I got started blogging. If you’re on the fence, I say GO FOR IT! Leave me a comment in the post, I’d love to check out your work.

Momma, Should You Write? (Or Start a Blog?)


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Grow Your Faith in Motherhood –

Motherhood is an amazing opportunity to grow our Christian Faith. Read on…

How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood
The Best Part of the First Day of School
See The Everyday Moments That Help You Refuel
How to Grow Your Faith
How to Find the Joy in Your Christmas Season
How Holiday Busts Also Tell the Christmas Message
Your Unique Sacred Gesture – Did You See It Today?
See Your Greatest True Love on Valentine’s Day
Free eBook: Meditations for Moms
5 Songs to Make Your Day Better


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Moms, Know How Important Your Daily Work Is – You’re Kinda a BIG DEAL!

In the hustle, we, as moms, can forget that our job as mothers is one of the most important jobs in the world. Feel inspired by reading these articles.

How You Unknowingly Made a Huge Impact Today
Momma, You are Inspirational – My Guest Post on Moms Magazine
Why Crazy-Mama-Knows-Best Moments Work
Why Your Words and Your Story are so Important
Rediscover Your Everyday Miracle
Momma, Why You Should Wear Today Differently
Do you Really See How Impactful Your Ordinary Is?
Some of My Best Parenting Happens at Target & Starbucks




Empowering Activities for Kids, Tweens, Teens –

Raise kids who like to explore, discover, create and think. Empower your kids with lists of great books, summer activities that promote creativity and more…

65+ Kids Activities That Promote Creativity {Printable}
146+ Best Chapter Books for Tweens that will also Build Character
Compelling Books that High Schoolers will WANT to Read


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Encouragement in Parenting –

We can have great moments in parenting and then parenting can be *haaard.* Be encouraged by these inspirational articles.

Why Your Kids’ Weaknesses are also Strengths
Why I’m NOT Freaking Out that My Son Has Low Reading Scores
8 Reasons Why Alone Time for YOU is Good FOR YOUR KIDS
One Line To Get You Through The Crazy Mom Days
Do You Need to Just Simplify Parenting?
When Parenting Gets Hard
Parenting Struggles {Noticing Hope}
Helicopter Parenting (The Good Kind)
Get Your Kids Out The Door Happy And On Time With THIS
How a Messy Home is Good for Your Kids
Parents, Help Your Kids Thrive in School by Asking These 4 Questions


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Raise Faith-Filled Kids –

Teach your kids to daily see and feel God. I created a simple, free devotional you can daily use to help open your eyes to how God works around them.

10 Ways to Teach Your Kids the True Meaning of Christmas
A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer
Free eBook: Devotions for Kids & Families

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Creating Family Connection –

Your kids will remember the vacations you took and the birthday celebrations, but even more, they’ll remember the daily moments they connected with you. Here are some ideas of ways to connect with your children.

One Way to Learn How Your Kids Feel Loved
One Easy Way to Get to Know Your Kid
A Lesson to Increase You & Your Kids’ Happiness
How to Teach Your Kids to be Consistently Kind


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Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy –

We want to raise kids who see others, love people and give big. FOr a year, our family intentionally sought places to give/volunteer once a month. It was fun to watch our kids become more aware of the unmet needs around them and what they could do to help.



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Raise Strong, Joy-Filled Sons –

Articles to help you love being a boy mom and feel encouraged in the journey of raising your boys to become strong, wonderful men.

How to Get Your Tween or Teenage Son to Open Up to You
Guest Post on Made to Mother: To the Mother of All Boys
Mother/Son Photo Ideas
One Way to Get Your Kids to Cheerfully Clean
What I Told My Son About Girls
When You Doubt Your Sons Learn Your Life Lessons


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Gain Confidence and Empowerment Through Your Hobbies –


Hobbies empower us. To learn a hobby and discover how much better at it you can become than you even expected is confidence building. Then little eyes watch us and feel empowered too. Photography is my hobby. What is yours?

Winter Photography – Family of 3
Photography Fall (Empowerment through Hobbies)
Create Amazing Winter Photos of Your Family With These Editing Tips
Moms, How to Capture Extraordinary Pictures of your Ordinary Moments
Sunset Photography – Family of 5
A Family of 3 Photography
Photography & How It Strengthens My Perspective (Winter Photos)
A Tip to Make Your Everyday Photos Look Artsier
3 Photography Tips for Moms Capturing Summer Moments


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Create a Space that You Love to Come Home To –


My husband and I always wanted to buy a home that needed TLC and make it our own. To be a great mom, you don’t need a perfect space! But, I think it’s fun, empowering and even healing to have this creative outlet. I love a pretty, comfortable place to start and end our crazy days in. Also, I posted these pictures of our home in a pristine state – because if you post it on the internet as perfectly clean, then our home is always spotless…right!?!

DIY Kitchen Remodel (With Barn Wood Countertops!)
Our DIY Bathroom Remodel
DIY Master Bathroom Remodel
DIY Bedroom Remodel
My Remodelaholic Guest Post – How to Create a Sliding Mirror Over a Bathroom Window
Sadness Over Change and The Good Stuff It Means {DIY Complete Home Remodel Photos}


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