I Was Waiting to Connect with My Autistic Son and I Almost Missed the Love that Was Already There

| 5 minute read | When we’re exhausted and completely emptied by the demands of motherhood, the connection we feel with our little ones is our lifeline. They nestle in for a cuddle, murmur an “I love you,” and a divine transfer seems to occur, giving us the strength to go to bed, wake up,Continue reading “I Was Waiting to Connect with My Autistic Son and I Almost Missed the Love that Was Already There”

My Birth Story: Trying For A VBAC Meant Radically Trusting My Body

| 9 minute read | I was a big, overdue baby, and my mom has never let me forget it. After enduring a heatwave and her 41st week of pregnancy, my mom finally delivered me via emergency C-section at a whopping 9lb, 8oz and 23 inches long. Well, I should have predicted this would comeContinue reading “My Birth Story: Trying For A VBAC Meant Radically Trusting My Body”

4 Values that Foster Effective Marriage Communication

| 7 minute read | Is it just me, or does navigating communication in marriage sometimes feel like being dropped into a foreign country with zero knowledge of the language? Marriage is truly a collision of cultures, even if you and your spouse grew up in the same town. Our families of origin, our lifeContinue reading “4 Values that Foster Effective Marriage Communication”

How to Practice Christian Mindfulness: 3 Easy Tips for Moms (and Everyone!)

| 7 minute read | Did you know that we spend 47% of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we’re currently doing? When I look at my own life as a parent, that statistic – shocking as it sounds – is actually pretty realistic. Even as I write this article, I’ve placed a randomContinue reading “How to Practice Christian Mindfulness: 3 Easy Tips for Moms (and Everyone!)”

To the One Feeling Inadequate this Holiday Season

| 2 minute read | I walked past these “tabletop trees” for sale the other day, and my heart was flooded with memories. Visions of hot cocoa, warm blankets, and read-alouds of our favorite Christmas stories danced through my mind so vividly, I could almost hear “A Motown Christmas” playing in the background. I rememberedContinue reading “To the One Feeling Inadequate this Holiday Season”

4 Ways to Cling to Your Identity in Christ as a Mom

| 7 minute read | When I became a mom, it felt like a knife had sliced across my life, separating it—and me—into “before” and “after”. The disconnect between the “old me” and the new one was jarring. How I spent my time, the things I cared about and prioritized, where I invested my emotionalContinue reading “4 Ways to Cling to Your Identity in Christ as a Mom”

What Does Self-Care Really Mean for Parents of Disabled Kids?

| 8 minute read | Is it just me, or have you been hearing the phrase “self-care” more than usual lately? After the year-and-a-half we’ve all had, it seems we’ve gotten serious about finding ways to care for our needs and restore our weary souls – and I love to see it! But I’ve alsoContinue reading “What Does Self-Care Really Mean for Parents of Disabled Kids?”

How to Practice Gratitude (and Reclaim your Joy!)

| 8 minute read | Have you ever experienced a moment when your heart overflowed with gratitude? The other day, I glanced up from my laptop screen and my eyes landed on a photo of my son as a newborn. My heart swelled with a sense of awe that pushed away every tired and frustratedContinue reading “How to Practice Gratitude (and Reclaim your Joy!)”

To the Mom Trying Her Best As the Holidays Approach

| 5 minute read | Aah, the holidays. Time to curl up with a hot drink and… drown in your insecurities as you compare your seasonal festivities to every family in your social media feed! …I know I’m not the only one, right? I’ve always loved this season: the colorful transition to fall, the funContinue reading “To the Mom Trying Her Best As the Holidays Approach”