Why new dads should go on a post-partum diet

Why new dads should go on a post-partum diet

If there’s one four-letter word I can’t stand, it’s the one heard most often in January: diet. Maybe I should blame it on being raised as a Baptist.…


The two nonnegotiables in our house

The two nonnegotiables in our house

Key Verse: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34 NIV). I’m the middle kiddo of…


Tis the season for joy

Tis the season for joy

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child.  Years ago, my husband and I attended an event at our child’s school, and something the speaker…


The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

A few days ago, I was spending a little time journaling in my one-line-a-day book. The question was something like, “how would your mom describe you…


Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with the family we love.…


Preparing our special-needs child for large family gatherings

Preparing our special-needs child for large family gatherings

There’s nothing more wonderful than gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Sharing meals, baking cookies, giving gifts, and…


Four ways to connect with your kids this Thanksgiving

Four ways to connect with your kids this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving evokes lots of wonderful memories for me. As a kid, my family would gather at my grandmother’s where the cousins would watch the…


Three things to do when you don’t know God’s purpose or plan

Three things to do when you don’t know God’s plan

Knowing you may not hold someone you love for much longer leaves the days feeling fresh and fragile. I remember sitting next to my Poppa when he was…


Making family memories this fall

Making family memories this fall

If you are anything like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day when you can put away your shorts and sundresses and live in cozy sweatshirts and…