Finding God’s Boundaries for Friendships


Several years ago, I ran into a girlfriend at the pool.  While our kids played, she apologized for not having seen me in some months.  “Are you kidding?” I said.  “I’ve been MIA, too.  That’s life.”  She smiled and said, “It’s so funny you say that.  I have to tell you what happened to me […]

If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby?

pregnant heart

Being pregnant with number two {or three. . .} can be an entirely new ballgame. Each pregnancy is different, so you may be experiencing random new symptoms that vary from last time. Likely, you are also feeling much more tired than with your first baby, because now you are chasing around a toddler instead of […]

Grace for the First Day of Kindergarten


“I just don’t know what I’m going to do when Ryan starts kindergarten.” I said this phrase approximately 7 million times to anyone who would listen during the summer of 2009. I said it until I believed it. I had myself worked up into a near frenzy as August approached. A lump would form in […]

How to Teach Your Preschooler to Manage Their Money


I know what you are thinking. My preschooler doesn’t have any money! While you may not be dolling out an allowance quite yet, your preschooler is likely receiving money for their birthday or other holidays. Although your child may not understand the difference between a quarter and a dollar, it’s never too early to begin […]

How I’m Protecting My Children from a Drinking Life


{Our guest post today is from an anonymous contributor. We pray this honest account of a mother will minister to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. As always we want to encourage grace above all things in this community. Join us as we pray for this brave woman and those like her.} All […]

Grace that Waits for us to Get There


How fitting that our Monday posts are about grace.  I always need more grace on Mondays.  Don’t you?  I almost always feel like I’m trying to turn the crank on a rusty machine that will put my household back in motion.  I pray that the grace shared here will be oil to those creaky gears. […]

8 Worst Things About Being an OB/GYN


For those reading this blog for the first time, please know that I really do love my job. I have been writing this blog for nearly 3 years and have never used it as an outlet to overtly complain or vent. However, this week I am in a funk. I have just learned that the […]

5 Things to Do When You Pray and Nothing Changes

Praying Mom

It has been going on for two years.  This problem my husband and I have.  It is a problem that affects both of us and yet was caused by neither one of us. We have spent plenty of time and money trying to solve this problem, but the thing we have done most is pray. And […]

Cuz He’s the Mama

baby learning to walk

I forgot how endearing (and hilarious) it is – the learning-how-to-walk stage of babyhood. And although he didn’t ask me if I was ready for it, apparently he was. (Seems somebody is impatient to keep up with his big brother. Never mind he’s just 10 months old.) So right now we’re in that in-between phase […]

Kids Devotional Review {& giveaway!}

Hide and Seek

Friends, I am so excited about this new resource from our friends over at Tommy Nelson that I wanted to share it here as well as on my other blog, The Pregnancy Companion. Please take a few minutes moms to check out this great devotional for kids age 4-8 and enter to win a copy! […]