When your mama heart feels worn down with struggles, remember this truth from 1 Corinthians 10:13! Inspired by encouraging mom support group conversations.

Hope when your mama heart feels worn down

Hope when your mama heart feels worn down; is your heart overwhelmed with the task of motherhood today? Recently in Mom Time Out we had a hot topic discussion about this verse: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is FAITHFUL, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the …

The secret to finding calm in the chaos of motherhood. Encouragement for struggles in daily mom life when motherhood is hard. #Christian #motherhood

The secret to finding calm in the chaos of motherhood

If chaos in motherhood is a daily part of your life, you’re going to love my special guest this week.  Sarah Ann, of Faith Along the Way, is a young mom to two special needs children and she can tell us a thing or two about those crazy parenting days!  Sarah is a very special friend to me and I …

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma's threatening impact. Tips on reviving, replenishing, and flourishing your mama heart in Christ, even in chaos.

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact

Last week, my husband and I loaded up our motor coach and headed to Florida, never suspecting Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact.  I was ready to get refreshed, renewed, and refocused, beachside. Well, that turned into a hurricane nightmare. The previous week, I had a telephone conversation about thriving and refocusing with my blogging friend, Marva, who lives in the British …

Three tips to change the heart of a strong willed child and avoid the power struggle. Learn how to stay calm, be heart focused, and guide wisely.

3 tips to change the heart of a strong willed child

  Can you change the heart of a strong willed child? Strong willed children know what they want: they know they want to be in charge, and they know they don’t want to change!  Parents find this challenging, because so often the will of the child is opposed to the will of the parent.  But power struggles are not the …

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he's a next generation superhero! Learn to appreciate and guide your strong willed child's God' given strengths.

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he’s a next generation superhero

  If you have a stubborn child, I have fantastic news for you today!  Strong-Willers (I call them Swillers) often turn out to be superheros in their own right.  If you’re sitting there shaking your head (yet hoping this isn’t a pipedream), here are three encouraging thoughts for the marathon of parenting these dear (stubborn) souls.       1. …

Kids fighting again? How to field squabbles like Jesus did

Hey mom – ever tire of kids fighting over toys and territories as if they were an actual part of Custer’s last stand? Of course you do, that’s why you searched Google for “How to deal with siblings fighting again”.  I’m glad you’re here – I want to share a little backstory with you from my past life.     …

How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer

I spotted her there in her beach chair, the ocean wide with families interacting, laughter and joy surrounding.  Little boy sitting at her side, chattering, nudging, vying for attention. She remained out of touch, face buried in phone. The sickness prevails across the land – the sickness of disconnection.   “She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps …

7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …