Bethel Church Baptized Children With Special Needs (And It Was Beautiful)

I was on Instagram a few days ago when I saw a story posted by a member of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. The caption read something like, “Baptizing special needs children today.” I watched, speechless, as a young boy climb into the water wearing goggles, and then had water gently poured over his head. I suddenly…

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Here’s How to Make Mom Guilt Shut Up (With Free Printable)

I don’t really remember what my son did that evening to cause me to put him in timeout, but I know that he needed a minute to think about what he had done. That’s why we do timeouts in our house. When my kids make a poor choice, they take a break and pause for…

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The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

Let me know if this sounds familiar – the end of the day comes and you’re exhausted. You know that sex is important, but really… so is sleep. Right? I could tell a relatable story here about how sex has changed since my husband and I got married nearly eleven years ago and we had…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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Parenting After Miscarriage: Exposing the Underlying Fear

Jared! Jared! Something is wrong with Jaxton! I heard him make a noise like he was going to throw up, and when I went in there, he was just lying there with his eyes open. I picked him up and he keeps falling over in my arms. Jared, I can’t get him to wake up…

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Posted in: Infertility & Miscarriage, Uncategorized

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Why Every Christian Needs to See This Performance on AGT

Yesterday morning I was scrolling through Facebook on my phone while the kids were playing in the other room. It was a rare break for me on an early summer morning, and I was taking the opportunity to relax and do something that didn’t require much effort. I scrolled past vacation pictures and recipes, makeup…

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Just Outside of the Shot

I said to my friend, RM Photography: “Just make sure it looks like you caught us talking sweetly to each other. I really like the light in here. This one angle of my bedroom looks like it could be on Pinterest, so can you take photos from only this angle? Also, make sure you don’t get…

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Are We the First Generation of Moms to Get This Wrong

You have a brand new baby, and you have a question. So you pick up your phone… and instead of calling mom or grandma, you Google it. Instantly you have access to information and experts and thousands of other moms who have experienced the same thing. This isn’t the only place you go for an…

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Posted in: For Mommas


Hey Christian Lady Boss! You Need to Read This!

Here’s the thing. Facebook says now isn’t the right time to post this. It’s 2 am as I’m writing and posting, and everything I know about blog strategy says that I should share this tomorrow during peak hours of engagement. But that’s not MY strategy here. Viral isn’t always the goal. Right? It can’t be.…

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Posted in: For Bloggers

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Here’s To The Women Who Push

I was standing in my backyard a couple of nights ago, pushing my three children on the swings. That’s not exactly true, but it sounds better in a blog post. The little one. I was just pushing him, and honestly, I didn’t want to be pushing him. I wanted to sit on the back porch…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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How My Blog Grew to 1 Million Pageviews a Month

In 2013, I was a stay at home mom of two small children, and I had forgotten what it meant to be me. I hear how cliché that sounds. But it’s true. I spent of my time taking care of everyone else, and rarely thought of myself. I didn’t sleep. I barely had the time…

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My Husband Saved My Son’s Life Tonight – But it Could Have Ended Differently

That’s not a click-bait title. I honestly couldn’t think of anything better to call this article. This just happened… as in… less than two hours ago, and now that the kids are tucked soundly in their beds, I’m sitting down to process. Forgive me, because this isn’t a “days later” reflection. This isn’t an “I’m…

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To the Two Ladies on a Mom Date:

I hope that you exchanged numbers. You two really seemed to hit it off, and I couldn’t tell if you planned to get together again later, so I just want to say this now… I hope that happens. I hope I witnessed your very first best friend lunch. It’s so hard to make friends when…

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Who Knew Baby Puke Was So Powerful

I was sitting in a Chick-fil-a play area awhile back, when I took a second to look around at the other moms crammed next to me on the small vinyl bench. One mom was shouting for her kid to, “Play nice,” turning and offering an explanation as to why her son was being a little…

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Posted in: For Mommas


Your Family Needs You to Relax

My normal Saturday in Spring usually looks like an early morning soccer game followed by house work. Yay. Sometimes I think that I’ll get caught up on laundry or take on some outdoorsy project (like planting flowers that I know will die in three weeks) or cleaning up the backyard toys (that will be strewn…

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When God Calls a Mom…

  I can’t say that my story is much like I anticipated. I did intend to be a stay at home mom. I did hope to be in some sort of ministry (ten years ago I would have crossed my fingers to be a pastor’s wife). But I can’t say that working at home speaking…

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