Over the summer, while we had my friend and her kids living with us, there were some serious challenges. I hoped blessings would come out of those challenges, and the blessing I really wanted was to be a better mom. While the Thomas family was here, I astounded myself (not all that hard) by how […]
I love the idea of reaching your potential. This book’s theme centers around the idea of reaching your divine potential, that we are all on earth for a purpose. I love that these are talks, separate from each other, so I can read in short bursts of time, rather than all at once. I found most of the talks…
So there I was—8 months pregnant, home making dinner, and my 5 year old daughter asks me, “Mom, do you ever wish you were a daddy so you wouldn’t have to make us dinner?” I must have looked pretty tired, so to that question I immediately tried to perk up, and I responded, “No way, […]
When Real Estate Agents show a home, they frequently leave their business card on the kitchen counter to let the homeowner know who had entered their house that day. Last night when I got into bed, I felt Grace’s “calling card,”a little baby doll in a green outfit with the word “May” (her birth month) […]
I tucked my little boy in to bed a few minutes ago—he turns four years old tomorrow, and although he is the youngest of three children, he is no longer my “baby.” For some reason, I didn’t have the power to leave his room after I got him settled underneath his beloved purple blankie (the […]
So my son is now 3 months old, and the past few months with him have been a mixture of exhausting and wonderful. He is the third child to join our family, and some days I am just trying to figure out how to juggle the three little kids who often seem to need me […]
For many mothers, the home is the “workplace”. You could say my work office is divided between the kitchen and laundry room. The balance is particularly challenging when work and fun occupy the same office space.