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”

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?”

There’s More To You Than Motherhood (And It’s OK To Say It Out Loud)

| 5 minute read | I don’t want motherhood to be all there is to me. Has this thought ever crossed your mind? When I look in the mirror, I see a compassionate soul, a bubbly extrovert, a caring friend, a singer/actress who wishes she could dance, a bookworm, a Georgetown and Michigan grad, aContinue reading “There’s More To You Than Motherhood (And It’s OK To Say It Out Loud)”

I Almost Let My Expectations Steal My Joy

| 3 minute read | We recently had a beautiful family getaway to a nearby hotel. But I almost let my own expectations get in the way of my joy. I had spent hours searching for the perfect hotel. I knew it had to be beautiful and a little bougie, because that’s what feels restorativeContinue reading “I Almost Let My Expectations Steal My Joy”