FREE TO LOVE | September 2018

📸 cred: https://harleyjayphotography.com I wrote this for an Instagram post for a ministry called Freedom Movement September 2018. It was interesting having only a certain number of letters allowed to fit in the post. I could’ve written many more words but this is how it turned out. FREE TO LOVE | My husband and IContinue reading “FREE TO LOVE | September 2018”

Choose Your Song- One Year Later

One year ago I got a call about a 21 month old baby girl that needed to be moved from her current foster home. After about 1 minute I knew that she needed to be in my arms. In my home. Loved by my boys and hubs. In my community and church. I said 99%Continue reading “Choose Your Song- One Year Later”

Do you know what your doing in motherhood?

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the MasterContinue reading “Do you know what your doing in motherhood?”

Sometimes it’s hard

The hubs said that my blogs start with downer stories but I’m just being real people. But sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it’s hard to just get out of bed bc it’s early and everyone is sleeping. Sometimes it’s hard to get a shower so you feel human. Sometimes it’s hard to get the dishes doneContinue reading “Sometimes it’s hard”

Chalkin

I’m an extrovert so I usually love the fast pace of the life that we have. I love all the different experiences my kids get to have as we journey through this life navigating all of the twists and turns but there’s something about an easy-paced-pajama-wearin-chalk drawin-cloudy-Lauryn Hill listening-playin-with-a-box-kind-a-day that makes my heart swell.  EcclesiastesContinue reading “Chalkin”

Time to Shout

Ok, it’s time to raise our voices and fight for our kids in prayer and declare truth over their lives. I heard Lisa Bevere pray this prayer that she would pray over her 4 sons and decided that I need to add this to my parenting routine. Words have power to bring life or deathContinue reading “Time to Shout”

Don’t forget you love to swim…

So, sometimes the week goes so great. I feel like I’m on it… Laundry? Bam. Washed, dried, folded, and put away. Meals? On it. Planned, budgeted, shopped, and even crockpotted. Dishes? Sparkling. Washed or loaded, clean and clear. Do you have a live in housekeeper (actually yes- looking at her)? Showered? Ptsssssst! Looking good- I gotContinue reading “Don’t forget you love to swim…”

Guest Writer: Sally Adams- I Didn’t Know What I Was Missing

If you had asked me, in June of 2010, what I knew about Down syndrome, I probably would have said something like, “Oh, you mean like that guy from the TV show ‘Life Goes On’?” And that most likely would have been the extent of my knowledge – if you could even call that knowledge.Continue reading “Guest Writer: Sally Adams- I Didn’t Know What I Was Missing”

Guest Writer: Kerry Hernandez- My Hour as a Tiger Mom

My Hour as a Tiger Mom 4:45PM – I arrived at Mini-Me’s preschool for afternoon pick up. As I cruised by the after care room, to her regular classroom to read the “what we did today” notes, I peeked in the door to see my little princess quietly coloring. I smiled like the proud mamaContinue reading “Guest Writer: Kerry Hernandez- My Hour as a Tiger Mom”

Sometimes Dreams Don’t Work Out

Sometimes the dreams that we dream don’t happen… We can start with little dreams, like having a simple 2 hours of quiet alone time per week. This is a wonderful thing, as some of you know. That might even be a little dream of your’s too! And sometimes that dream is shattered, due to a certain 1 1/2-year-oldContinue reading “Sometimes Dreams Don’t Work Out”