A Prayer of Surrender for All of Life’s Burdens

A Prayer of Surrender for all of Life's Burdens

And behold a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, You can make me clean.” Matthew 8:2 Twelve months ago my husband and I decided to start trying for baby #3. Our first daughter was a surprise {so technically we were pregnant after one month of “trying”} and with our second […]

Teaching Our Children to be Dragon-Slayers

Teaching Our Children to be Dragon Slayers

“I wish I never knew these things! I don’t want to know about all this stuff, Mom!” These words were accompanied by a gush of tears as my 10-year-old daughter poured the pain from her tender heart. This is her 5th grade year in a new country, in a new school, and with a whole […]

When Your Summer Bucket List Changes Lives

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Let me start by saying I’m not a bucket list kind of girl. It feels like self-imposed pressure that I don’t want in my summer vibe. I believe in boredom and free play and hours picking at the grass. That’s what kids and summertime are all about, right? I also know if I don’t make […]

When Motherhood is a Mirror

When Motherhood is a Mirror

Lately, I’ve not been able to utter a word without hearing my mother’s voice. In the last 6 months I’ve realized how much I sound like her. She echos each word I say as if she were standing right next to me, in every mothering moment. Since losing her 18 months ago, she dwells within […]

Teaching Your Child to Love Healthy Food

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

As moms we want our kids to eat healthy. Building a growing body with nutrients from a rainbow of foods goes a long way to assure a healthy future for our children. But it’s not always easy to get your kids to eat healthy. Kids will be kids and there are times that we want […]

An Unfinished Family Photo

An Unfinished Family Photo

Peoples’ eyebrows raise when they see our family photo. They often exclaim something like “Holy cow! Are all those yours?” We have a big family. Six kids. There was a time when we had one child in potty training and one in driver’s training at the same time. Learning to juggle carpools, soccer games and […]

I Need a Do-Over: Learning When to Hit Reset

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Do you ever want a do-over? I think we’ve all been there. Sometimes I find myself there on a daily basis. Wishing I could rewind time and respond differently, wishing I could slow down and focus on what really matters, feeling guilty for reacting with anger, impatience, anxiety or stress. Yesterday, I caught myself so […]

10 Life Giving Songs Your Kids Need to Know

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Lately, as I introduce my children to music beyond our preschool playlist, I am rediscovering the power of songs. I worked in the music industry for over 15 years and after being away for 4, I’m now remembering why I was once so passionate about helping artists get their message to the masses. The right […]