How To Deal With Mean Girls: Advice for Mothers and Daughters

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Ever since my daughter was about nine-or-ten-years-old, I’ve been attempting to explain to her the phenomena of mean girls; how to deal with them, and further how they never, ever really go away. After all, I still had MEAN GIRLS in my own life – as a grown woman! I addressed this partly because I […]

5 Minutes with. . .Kasey Johnson {+ Mom Essentials book giveaway}

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  Happy Friday! I am excited to have author, speaker, blogger, and mama extraordinaire, Kasey Johnson on the blog with us today for our 5 minutes with. . .series. Her latest book/Bible study, Mom Essentials is an amazing and practical walk through 10 words successful moms live by. I personally cannot wait to dig into […]

When Your Summer Script Gets Rewritten

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Today’s guest is one of my {Jess’s}  favorite people in the whole world. Donna is a friend, mentor and second mom to me. We’ve walked through a lot of life together and she has poured so much wisdom and love into my heart. As we look to gather in women from all stages of motherhood, […]

5 Minutes With…Ellie Holcomb {+ CD giveaway}

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Today I am so thrilled to have Ellie Holcomb as our guest. This new mama is blessing people with her music while adjusting to life with a little one. If you are not yet familiar with her, check out her album here. Such beautiful and grace-filled words. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up your […]

An Awe-Inspired View of Motherhood

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On one of my first days alone with my brand new son, I took him outside and placed him in his chair. His arms flailed, legs kicked and head turned side-to-side. I wondered if he would be an anxious child. He was frantic. But thinking about his perspective, I realized there was plenty to be […]

Self-Care for the Working Mom

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Can I tell you a little secret? Being a working mom is hard. Real hard. And some days I just feel kind of unseen, unknown. I’ve heard this lately from other working mom’s, too. That’s probably also something every one of us moms has experienced at some point on our journey.  The extravagant role of […]

Relax, Refocus, Refresh

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“Don’t just do something, stand there.” I recently read this quote in a book about realizing and doing God’s will. The author {Blackaby} was arguing that much of the time we busy ourselves with things that may not be bad, per say, but really are not God’s will for us at the moment. As a mom, […]

3 Truths I Wish I Knew My First Mother’s Day

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They placed her on my chest and I wasn’t sure what to feel. Years of prayers and tears and negative pregnancy tests had led me to this sacred place. I was a mother. She was mine. Her face still swollen and wrinkled from the journey through the body that protected her for nine months, she […]

Exploring Grace Together {review + giveaway}

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What an amazing week of sharing and community we’ve had here as we’ve explored what it looks like to love our kids like Jesus. We looked at how to love our kids with the character traits of Jesus, how to become slow to anger, 4 important questions we can ask our kids every day and […]