Category: For Mommas

How to Leave the House With a Toddler in 100 Easy Steps

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

I read an article a few days ago called, “How to Put a Toddler to Bed in 100 Easy Steps.” I laughed so hard that I cried. It got me thinking about all of the other things that were so simple to accomplish before I had two littles (plus another coming in September.) Things like leaving…

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I Wave My White Flag: It is Time for a Cease-Fire

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

That’s it. I’m calling it. It is time to step over the imaginary lines that divide us. It is time to tear down the walls and the alliances and the us-vs-them banners that declare our loyalties. This is my white flag, and I’m calling for an end to all mommy-wars. When I had a baby,…

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I Will Always Be Your Mommy

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

A few nights ago, my son was upset that I wouldn’t tell him one more bedtime story. As I walked down the hall to take my daughter to her room, my son shouted, “Well, I’m not going to be your little boy anymore.” I knew he was upset, but his first real attempt to hurt…

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“Well, When I Have Kids…”

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Before I was a mommy, I was a wonderful parent. I knew exactly how children should or shouldn’t behave. Had I been given the opportunity, I could have made all those loud fussy kids in the grocery store or restaurant stop throwing fits. After all, I was sure that when I had kids of my…

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There is No Such Thing as “Just a Mom”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I was in a doctor’s appointment the other day answering a list of questions about our health and family. The list went on until finally the nurse asked me, “And are you employed?” I answered quickly, “Nope. I’m just a mom.” Just a mom. Those words didn’t feel quite right. The nurse asked a few…

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To My Babies Who Play on Streets of Gold

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Some of the things that I write never make it to this page. I must be honest and share that I struggled as to whether or not this should stay in my journal. After quite a bit of prayer, I have decided to post it here. If you haven’t read my complete story of hope…

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Please Don’t Tell Me I’ll Miss This – Today That Isn’t Helping

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

When my daughter was little (about 9 months) we called her my little koala baby. Imagine Momma Koala going about her day climbing eucalyptus trees and munching on leaves all while Baby Koala is along for the ride. Translate that into human activities, and you have a pretty clear picture of about six months of…

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Dancing in the Difficult

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

“You sure have your hands full.” I was busy keeping my nearly 4 year old from pulling all of the Hot Wheels cars from the display rack next to the checkout and calming my overtired two year old. “Every day, sir. Every single day.” I barely glanced up at him, but it was long enough…

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Why Did I Want to Be a Mommy?

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Last week, I sat down at my computer and wrote a few thoughts about my life after having children. I shared my heart based on our own experiences as a family. I didn’t know the number of people those words would reach or the impact that they would have on the hearts of women and…

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To Wives: Before You Were “Mommy”

Friday, January 24th, 2014

  When we found out that we were pregnant with my son (now 4), my husband and I became one of those “new parent” couples. We researched together, shopped together and made every choice surrounding the arrival of our new baby together. I’m talking right on down to the discussion of which wipes would represent…

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Mommy’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Because She is Just Like Me

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

She was just like me -her kids swinging from a jungle gym a little too high, her youngest braving a fast slide, her little girl out of breath from skipping. We were standing on the side of playground in a city far away while our children laughed together. She began to tell me about her…

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Bless My Crumby Life

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Red light. I reached behind my seat to pick up a fallen straw. It came back with a half-eaten sucker and goldfish dust stuck to it. Gross. I glanced into the backseat. Abandoned socks and shoes, toys and trinkets, crayons and Cheerios were strewn across the floor of my minivan like an explosion of toddler…

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Jesus in the Mess

Friday, October 25th, 2013

It was Thursday afternoon just after lunch… I was busy clearing half-eaten chicken nuggets and cheese sandwiches from the table. My dishwasher was full of clean dishes that needed to be put away and my sink was full of dirty dishes that needed some serious attention. Sandwich crusts, bread crumbs, empty cheese wrappers, and juice…

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A Pocket Full of Memories

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Mommy….” “Just a second baby.” “Mommy…” “Hang on… mommy is almost done.” “Mommy, do you have a pocket?” “What?” I barely look up from my phone to see what trinket my tiny 2 year old wants me to store for her. “Do you have a pocket, mommy?” “Yes, baby. I have a pocket. What do…

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