The Mom Journey

The Struggle is Real

I had a hard time deciding on what to focus on for show and tell Tuesday with Momfessionals about being on the struggle bus. I have lots of struggles as a mom, and I actually like sharing about them so God can turn my brutal honesty into something helpful. Hopefully. I really thought about sharing how […] Read more…

Motherhood

How Motherhood Changed Me

Back before I had kids, one of my fears was that motherhood would turn me into a different person. Who I’d be as a mom was such a mystery. Would I let myself go? Would my personality become annoyingly maternal? Would I only listen to songs with titles like Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy? Would I […] Read more…

5 Lies About Parenting

  I consider myself pretty grounded, but there’s nothing like a stressful day of parenting to make me hurl common sense out the window. It’s true that there were so many things I didn’t understand before I had kids. But even after I’ve had them, there are still plenty of lies I’ve believed—even unintentionally—that were […] Read more…

Keeping Perspective When Life with Little Ones Doesn’t Go as Planned

I’m sitting here typing while the baby is napping and my preschooler is having a quiet time. There is a perfectly moody scene out our window, with darkened bare trees sketching veined lines across the silvery sky. Thunder rumbles ominously and the clouds suddenly open up, releasing a heavy shower that turns my view into […] Read more…