Some of the most common comments I get from people when they see our big family or hear we have four kids is “I don’t know how you do it all!” I get it. It comes from a place of them trying to wrap their head around all the moving parts. And today, I’d love…
15 Things I Would Say to Myself as a Young Mama
15 Things I Would Say to My Younger Mama Self God gave you your children for a reason. You are the mama for the job. RECEIVE that truth. Believe it to the core of your being. Put the “How to ….” Book down. First, lean in and study your child. You will see and notice…
Encountering the Father Builds Faith
I’d love to invite you into part of this encounter I experienced to spur you on to keep pressing in. Be expectant. He is constantly thinking about you. (Psalm 139) He has a bunch to say about His children.
Identity- Who Are You?
I felt this deep pit in my stomach as a young mama of four kids. The laundry was piled on the floor; the dishes were piling up. The never ending amount of diapers to change. My to-do list and life’s mundane offerings seemed to be always in charge of my trajectory of the day.
If you haven’t seen Jim Gaffigan’s comedy sketch on parenting back in the day, please do yourself a favor and watch it now. It will make you laugh. At least I hope so. There is a line he says with his Jim Gaffigan way, “People ask me all the time, “What’s it like having four kids?…
Connecting to Our Teens
Each week I observed and was ignited by their gigantic faith. I observed how they feel the weight of the world just as we do. I observed the cry of their hearts longing to be seen, known, and a part of something bigger than themselves. They embraced one another. They put down their phones and…
The Body Speaks- Loving and Accepting Our Whole Selves
Nine years ago, I was in so much physical torment. My feet felt like fire ants were stuck inside the bottom of my foot. My skin raw and blistering from the uncontrollable itching. Sleep was not an option with this intense rash on my feet which lasted for 5-7 days for years upon years. Questions…
Zoom Call or Face to Face?
“Is your relationship with God a Zoom call or a face to face, in the the flesh interaction?” With the quarantine’s protocol, our social world’s have tried to embrace the new way of meeting with using Zoom or Google Meet. Although it is better than not seeing another human face than my six lovely people…
Awaiting the Feast
I wandered outside in the midst of needing some fresh air. My back porch offering solitude after a great solid week of focus on trying to “homeschool” our four kids. It was a sunny and mild Saturday- an offering of sweetness after a few days of cold, snowy, rainy spring like Colorado type weather. The…
Parenting Mirrors aka Children
I have a child who has his own story to one day share. It is not mine to share, nor do we know the scope of his story yet. But I do have my own story to share- as a mom. I had four children in four years before the age of 30. There were…