Moms and Balloons, Revealing God’s Heart

Yesterday while driving out and about, I happened to see two different moms who had stuffed helium balloons and little kids in the backseat of their compact cars. Whether these broods were heading to or from birthday parties, I don't know. But I couldn't help but think of God and how moms reflect his heart. Seriously, … Continue reading Moms and Balloons, Revealing God’s Heart

Give Your Toddler a Fresh Start

Who says little ones can’t be included in new year’s resolutions? If you’re trying to figure out how to tame the beast your toddler has become. Here are a few quick steps: Fight your guilt. You may feel guilty for the ways you’ve allowed your child to run the show at your house, but you’ll … Continue reading Give Your Toddler a Fresh Start

Mom the Disciplinarian: Not Easy, but Necessary

All moms experience that beautiful moment when our sweet toddlers place blocks into a bucket at our request. We clap real hard and so do they. It's a happy-mom moment, like the first time they pee in the potty. We parade around the house, call Nana, distribute M&Ms. Am I right? Responding to our directives … Continue reading Mom the Disciplinarian: Not Easy, but Necessary

Two Things that Make Mothering Hard

This is the second installment on Two Things that Make Mothering Hard. The first was Youth. The second is HEARTBURN I don’t know how else to describe a mother’s love and the burning desire we have to make sure our children are happy and thriving. It’s a passion. It’s a longing. It’s almost painful, this … Continue reading Two Things that Make Mothering Hard

Two Things that Make Mothering Hard

If you feel like being a mother is the hardest job on the planet, you’re right. The small daily burdens and emergencies that come with nurturing human life make mothering hard, but so do two other realities you may not have considered before. Today, we'll address #1: YOUTH Many women become moms in their late … Continue reading Two Things that Make Mothering Hard