Photography – Family of 4 (Empowerment through 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 at Read More

Remembering (and Grieving) Someone I Loved

(Inside: A granddaughter grieving the loss of her grandpa.)   My grandpa recently passed away and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that he is gone.   What a loss.   He was 94 years old and for many years his mind had been sick with dementia and his Read More

Headshots (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

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

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

The Power of Friendships: Why Gal Pals are Important

(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

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. Read More

Our Kitchen Remodel with DIY Barn Wood Countertops

(Inside: A DIY kitchen remodel with barn wood countertops.)   **This blog post contains affiliate links.**     I recently read that Pinterest stresses people out and makes them feel like they are not crafty enough.   Not me.   If I hang out with crafty friends that show me what they have done, I Read More

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