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The Christian woman and depression

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, so if you have any medical concerns related to this topic, they should be directed to your healthcare provider.  Depression. This word, in my own humble opinion, carries with it a stigma in today’s Christian circles. While some are “coming around” and recognizing how this issue truly does affect the believer, this topic is left pretty well alone. The “pat” answer to the Christian struggling with depression is simple: you need to trust in...

When you feel like you can’t go on

There have been a few (okay, a LOT) of times in the past three-ish years where I have just felt like I can’t go on in this motherhood journey. I love being a mom and all, but I will be the first to freely admit that I can get easily overwhelmed and swallowed up by the enormity of the task that lies before me. Anyone else out there that feels the same way? Anyone?  I’m guessing that the feeling of...

The day I stopped being “Mom” and became Mom

When I was faced with the reality of marrying into a ready-made family, I had all sorts of ideas of what I would do as a mom. I would take my kids on individual dates, cook all the time with them, and never have any major problems that a nice little talk wouldn’t fix. I’m not saying that those things aren’t bad. I think carving out time for individual children is important, we sometimes cook together, and those nice little...

My kids and social media

This post is one that I have been turning over and over again in my mind. Quite possibly, this is one of the areas in “parenting” where I have the strongest viewpoint. Social media…and children. Maybe you will read this post and walk away saying, “that’s not how I plan to raise my kids,” and you know what? That’s completely ok. I’m not here to assign blame or tell you how to best raise your children. However, I do think...

Mommy, wait a minute

Disclaimer: I’m not a person who cries all the time. It usually takes a while for me to build up to a cry, and then it’s one of those nice ugly cries that lasts for forever and a day.  Now that that’s out of the way… I cried tonight. Nothing horrible happened. Nothing made me upset or frustrated. I wasn’t hurt or in pain, nor was I elated over something fantastic happening. No, nothing earth-shattering happened. My heart simply slowly...

You’re not alone

I’m currently a part of a challenge group on Facebook (more info at the bottom of this post), and this month’s “challenge blog post” if you will, wanted us to talk about what has been motherhood’s biggest surprise. Friends, family, fellow mamas, I have STRUGGLED with this challenge! I have really had a difficult time narrowing down what has surprised me the most in this journey of mothering that I am on right now. But, this challenge was so good...

What I wish I had known before becoming a bonus mom

Yesterday, I shared a post about some things that I wish I had known before dating a single dad. I decided to continue along that same vein today and talk about some things that I wish I knew before I became a bonus mom. Maybe it’s just me, but I went into marriage and “momming” with certain preconceived notions about how we were going to be this one big happy family with minimal problems. Now, I don’t think it was...

Dating the single dad-what I wish I had known

In my first post on this page, I believe I referenced the time it took for my husband and I to tie the knot. If you don’t have time to go back and read it, I’ll sum it up for you. We met online in February of 2014, had our first date that March and were married by May of 2014. Talk about a whirlwind romance, eh? Before I get too far into this post, let me just say that...

And we’re back

To say that life is been busy last few months is a gross understatement. We added a new baby to the family, sold our house, moved to temporary housing while we built our house, the kids started a new school, we moved into the new house, and we decided to finish out the school year homeschooling the kids rather than put them in yet another new school. Um, can I go into hiding yet?  I’ve been writing blog posts on...

And here we go!

There are so many different ways I could start this blog. Believe me, I’ve toyed with several different drafts, and I just couldn’t find the “one” that I felt perfectly encapsulated what I wanted to say. So I’ll just start by saying how humbling it is to have the ability to share what is on my heart and what I have learned over the past almost 2 years of being a mom. My journey started out drastically different than my...