Spring Photography (Empowerment from Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.) Hobbies empower us.   They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping our hobbies Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (January)

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I kept hearing about Feed My Starving Children.  It seems like everyone around here has helped pack food – except us. My neighbor knows our family is on a “giving and serving more” journey, so when her church decided to sign up for a Read More

Make Your Own Sliding Barnwood Door (Remodeling Our Home)

We are working on redoing our basement right now.  We had a doorway leading to the unfinished part of our basement that was too big for a standard size door.  My husband presented me with two options to fix it: an accordion door (seriously, they still make those…no thank you!) or a barn door (yes, please!)  So Read More

Winter Photography (Empowerment from Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.)     Hobbies empower us.   They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping Read More

My Story of Healing From Miscarriages

(Inside: Help to find healing in recovering from miscarriages.)   “I spy with my little eyes…” I glanced out the car window looking for any color besides grey to describe to my two sons who were enjoying our game from the back seat. The sky was gloomy, muddy snow covered the trees and ground, and cars whizzed by coated in a Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (December)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I can’t remember what organization the radio commercial was for, but I remember the message very well.  The line, “Remember when you almost gave…” was repeated ending with the numerous things that move us and we think about giving or doing Read More

The Power of Friendships

(Inside: How strong friendships empower you.) It all started on the noisy yellow bus filled with excited kindergartners and longing-for-coffee grown-ups all heading to the aquarium.   “I wrote a novel,” my fellow mom chaperone said as we passed the time with introductions and small talk.   A novel. Who is this woman? Wonder woman? The Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (November)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) We just finished month two of our family mission to do a better job of sharing God’s love to the world “out there” through giving. (If you missed our introduction to this family journey read here.) Last month we prayed Read More

How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood

(Inside: How to notice God’s voice in your life through motherhood.) I see and feel God in my ordinary life every single day.   It is not audible. Instead, it is a feeling…a message through a moment that speaks to my heart.   I feel it when my 3-year-old repeatedly hugs and kisses me. I Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (October)

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   Month one of our “Once-a-Month” adventure was supposed to start in November, but a couple of all-the-stars-aligned moments occurred spurring us to start early. (We’re challenging ourselves to give as a family once-a-month. If you missed the introduction to why and how: read here.)    Read More

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