Moms Need Friends is Part II of the "What a Mom Needs Most Series." (Read the introduction and find links to all of the posts in HERE.) ** This post is a bit lengthy because I tried to touch on *somanythings* about moms and friendship. You can always skim through to find what you need most, but BE SURE TO SCROLL TO BOTTOM to find an ACTION STEP + STARBUCKS GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! I don't think I have to convince you that friendship is important in our lives.
Encouragement and faith
Hey Friends! Today I am doing something brand new on the Podcast! I'm reading you a piece of my own writing. And I hope you like it (because I really enjoyed doing it!) After sharing the Introduction to my new "What a Mom Needs Most" Series last week, I had a lot of requests to share the series here on the podcast. So, though I won't be reading all of the posts in the series here, I decided that today's message was so special and foundational, I really wanted to share it!
Moms Need Intentional Perspective: Part I of the "What Moms Need Most Series." Before I dive into the specific topics I plan to cover in this new series, I feel compelled to begin with something I have found to be foundational to all the rest...I cannot stress this enough. And just to set the stage for what is to come, my plan is to cover each topic in this series in TWO WAYS: One is that of perspective and mindset, which I will lay a foundation for today. The other is
What Moms Need most is a new series I am so very excited about where I'll be sharing posts to support moms in the very busiest season of their life. Here's the thing: I'm pretty sure there is no one who loves being a mom more than I do. I am crazy in love with my 4 boys and consider it a privilege to be their mom. I'd tell anyone that. It took me a long time, however, to admit (out loud at least) that sometimes I struggled with feeling like while raising THEM, I was
Mele Kalikimaka! I hope you are well into a most wonderful Christmas season. No stress. No frenzied family time or hectic holidays. All peaceful and joyful. Right!? (Just say yes.) Press on, mommas! Well, I thought it might be fitting to go into the holidays with a Boy Mom Podcast episode featuring...MY FOUR BOYS. With Josiah (20) home from college, I was able to get all four sons to share some Christmas reflections with all of you.
Aloha Friends. If you're like my husband and I were, you might find that when kids are young gathering them to do "family devotions" is more torture than blessing. Kids are squirmy and complainy and most of the time I found it much more pleasant to just read the Bible alone than with one (or two or three...) of the kids. But today's guest, best-selling author, Asheritah Ciuciu has a most- magical, gentle-and-quiet way of making devotions sound like a totally do-able family
Hi Friends and Happy Thanksgiving week! Today I'm happy to share a fun little conversation with my husband Dave about gratitude...And thankfulness. (And: is there a difference between those two? :) ) Dave and I talk about how we can all cultivate a thankful heart, and how we can inspire our kids to be grateful, even when their life is relatively easy. I love having my husband on with me and I hope you enjoy Dave's wisdom and wit (even though the
Hey Friends! Today I am sharing a podcast episode that very well might transform your holiday season...maybe even your whole life. Seriously, that's a big claim, but have a listen and I think you'll agree -- it's that powerful. I'm so happy to be sharing this conversation with Kate Merrick. If you aren't familiar with Kate yet, you'll fall in love with her quickly. In this episode I get to tell the funny story of how I met Kate and all of the wild ways our lives now