A special podcast and a timely announcement! Today's podcast episode is a little different...It may not be specifically about raising boys, but I think it is a topic which is relevant to just about every mom I know! :) This is a big part of my personal journey, and something I am super passionate about! Thank you for allowing me to share it with you here. I also have a super special guest on with me. My friend, Cassie Phillips is a mom and wife, as well as a
Encouragement and faith
Motherhood is a season when we want so much to be present with our kids. To give them our full focus and to be free to laugh and play and run and wrestle with these little gifts. We want our minds to be concerned with what concerns our families. We want to plan meals and days around them. This is what we dream motherhood will be like. So, when a mom is preoccupied with her self… when she is constantly thinking about what she eats or how she looks…whether she has
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.
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