Category: For Mommas

You’re Worth Your Own Attention

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It was late… not like Tonight Show late… like infomercial late… like somewhere there is a farmer getting up to start his day late…. Like almost tomorrow late. And I hadn’t slept one bit. Don’t get me wrong here. My head had touched the pillow. It had touched the pillow many times, but it hadn’t…

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Somewhere There Is a Woman…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Somewhere there is a woman rocking a baby in the middle of the night. She is exhausted and tired, and as she rocks back and forth, she cries silently into his curly hair. His head tucked up under her chin, his chubby hands holding onto her, she holds him tightly and prays, “Lord, make me…

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The Day I Stopped Saying, “I Don’t Have Time”

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I bent down and kissed him on the cheek. His sister was holding one of my hands, and I was holding his new baby brother’s carseat with my other arm. “Love you, sweet boy. You have to go into your classroom now. I will be back to pick you up after school.” I turned to…

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Because Let’s Be Honest, You Do More Than They Realize

Friday, September 5th, 2014

“Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be just like Daddy.” “Oh yeah? Which job do you want to have? Daddy does a lot of different things doesn’t he?” “I want to be ALL of them! I want to be a welder-man, and a firefighter-man, and a construction-man, and a city council-man, and a…

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Don’t Give Up Hope – One Mom’s Message to Childless Women

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Someone once called me a Mommy Blogger. I didn’t mind. After all, I am a Mommy and I blog, and the majority of what I write includes my children in some way. But, I guess I just never put myself in that category – and honestly, it used to be for a reason. I write…

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Raising Hope: How We Are Changing the World

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

“I don’t want to play with her anymore!” “Bubba,” I calmly corrected, “It’s not nice to tell your sister that she can’t play with you. Can you please scoot over and let her play on the other side with her toys too?” Tears streamed down my daughter’s face as her brother’s words sunk into her…

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To the Momma Hanging On By A Thread

Friday, August 8th, 2014

I have no idea what last night was like for you. Maybe you got a great night of sleep and you woke up this morning ready to conquer the day. Or maybe you spent hour after hour holding and rocking and feeding a fussy baby, or a sick baby, or a baby who just refused…

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What I Need My Kids to Know About Finding “The One”

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

When I met your Daddy, there weren’t any sparks. Things didn’t move in slow motion, and we didn’t lock eyes while music played in the background. Actually, that’s not true. The mall always has music playing… but it wasn’t some romantic ballad. It was just a regular Wednesday at work. I worked at a kiosk…

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Better Than Holding Their Hand…

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

“One last push, and you can meet your son!” the nurse cheered. And she was right. As I leaned forward, I saw him. Brand new. Arms stretched wide. Hands open. Reaching for something to hold onto. Such a big transition into this new world. Such a brave adventure. But as they laid him on my…

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Mommy? Were You and Daddy Lost?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

“Momma?” “Yeah, buddy?” I stood in the doorway of his bedroom. He was tucked into his twin sized bed, and his little sister was tucked into hers across the room. My husband and I had already told bedtime stories and prayed. I was giving my final hugs before I said goodnight when he started his…

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Dear Negative Parenting Articles, My Kids are Awesome

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Dear negative parenting articles, My kids are awesome. Please stop trying to convince me that they are anything else. The other day we were playing in the small inflatable pool in our backyard when my son noticed a tiny green grasshopper. He got out of the pool, scooped up his new friend and declared that…

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What You Probably Need to Hear the Most Right Now

Monday, July 21st, 2014

My mom answered the phone. “Hey! What are you up to?” I asked casually even though I knew that she was sitting at her desk at work – just like she was every Tuesday at 2:15. I think she answered me, but I wasn’t really listening. Honestly, she could have told me that she was…

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I Knew Someone Was Missing

Friday, July 18th, 2014

I have known that you were missing for a while now. I would look around the table at dinner and even though the chairs were all full, my heart would whisper, “Someone isn’t here yet.” When people would ask if we were done having kids after your brother and sister were born, I would stop…

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What Do You See, Momma?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Last night, I stood in the bathroom, pulled my hair up into a ponytail and wiped the makeup off of my face. While this is something I do most nights, last night, I stopped and actually took a moment to consider the face of the woman looking back at me… honestly, I couldn’t believe what…

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You are the Momma. It’s Your Call.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hey, Momma? You know the way that you decided to do it – the one that went against all of the experts and latest trends? The way that works for you, but just might sound crazy to every other parent you know? Way to go! Yup. Way to go. You’re an adult. An adult and…

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