Grace on Display {DaySpring coupon + giveaway}

Grace on Display

We talk a lot about sharing grace in this community. We want to be women who extend to others {and ourselves} the same gift freely given to us by God. But as much as grace is my goal, I struggle daily to walk in it. Some days it feels as though my heart were bound […]

Do You Stumble, Hinder, or Launch?

Do you stumble hinder or launch

On a crisp fall afternoon, a nurse softly placed my very first pink squirming life in my arm and God pushed the start-button on motherhood. Fast-forward twenty years and my tiny bundle is driving back to college after a weekend road trip with her girlfriends. Independent, strong-willed, determined to succeed in a world I tried […]

The Bible Verse that Tames a Critical Spirit

Bible Verse to Tame Critical Spirit

I was in the vitamin aisle of the local grocery store when a young mom with her toddler in tow joined me next to the Echinacea and vitamin C supplements. Her little girl screamed, kicked, and nearly knocked over a display case. Her mother was clearly embarrassed and I did my best to give her […]

Remembering the Miracle of Motherhood

Remembering the Miracle of Motherhood

Hey beautiful mom. I see you there. You’ve finished another day in the trenches of motherhood. Weariness is settling into your bones, and you’re wondering how you can do it again tomorrow. This role as a mom is funny like that; all the joy and happiness twisted with the hard and painful. Every mother has […]

3 Simple Ways to Tame a Competitive Mom Nature

3 Ways to Tame a Competitive Mom Nature

I hate to have to admit this but I’m a pretty competitive person. Whether it’s a simple game of Monopoly or the annual Dillard’s sale each January {you know – the one where the whole store is like 75% off}, I want to finish first…to take the top prize. I want to win. That sounds […]

8 Ways to Refocus Your Parenting Lens

8 Ways To Refocus Your Parenting Lens

Being a mom is a blessing. At the same time it’s hard. Not rocket-science hard, but test-my-patience hard. How can something that looks so simple from the outside arouse the monster in me and crush the wall of sanity that I once deemed indestructible? As a child I put motherhood on a pedestal, holding many […]

But I’m Not That Mom

But I'm Not A Girly Mom

But I’m not THAT mom! kept running through my head. I don’t do smocked dresses or big hair bows. I don’t sew. I barely BRUSH MY CHILDREN’S HAIR half the time for glory’s sake. How can I be a “girl mom” when I’m not even that girly? A picture of stair-step girls all in a […]

Silencing the Self-Critic


For the past few weeks we have been living with a very unwelcome guest. He wakes us up at 4am, and spends the rest of the day coming in and out. To make matters worse, I worry constantly about him hurting himself, so I scurry around trying to make sure he is safe. You see, […]

God’s Big Truth about Mom Guilt

Overcoming Mom Guilt

As hard as we try to shake them, they haunt us. We can’t seem to let go of those times when we lost our temper with our child, forgot something important or gave in when we should have stood firm. Our mothering mistakes seem to get bigger and more permanent the longer we dwell on […]

Thrive Moms Virtual Retreat, this weekend!


Jess here. . .I’ve invited my friend Nathalie to share with you an exciting event that is coming THIS WEEKEND. You guys. . .this event is FREE and doesn’t require you to even get out of your PJs! And you still get to connect with other moms just like you. Perfection! Here are the details. […]