Family life · live free

Introducing Soul Space Thursdays

Ever feel like you have too much stuff, you’re way too busy, and your soul is just plain tired? Me too. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce Soul Space Thursdays! Beginning next week, Thursdays will feature posts about how to pare down the clutter, step off the busyness train, and create space for your soul…… Continue reading Introducing Soul Space Thursdays

Family life · Lists · mommy gifs

10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

Except, you know, harder. Everything is dirty all the time. Everything. All the time. 2. You’re involved in lots of physical challenges Excuse me, how do people get a 25-pound toddler into shoes he doesn’t want to wear?! 3. There are days you definitely want to vote people off the island If you tell me the dinner that I…… Continue reading 10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor

Christian reflections · Family life

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Today I’m excited to welcome guest blogger Dana Herndon, writer at An Ordinary View, middle school teacher, and mother of three. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith…… Continue reading Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Family life · Lists

5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

There’s a hilarious and right-up-to-the-line of inappropriate viral video about moms and swimsuits out there this week. It’s hilarious because it is true.  Most swimsuits out there just aren’t designed for a normal mom who wants to have a normal day at the beach (i.e., swimming, chasing kids, fixing lunches, changing diapers, moving around and not…… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

Christian reflections

Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

The knock at the door was followed immediately by a yell. “I have a smoothie for you!” My friend Katie was at my seminary apartment uninvited. Again. Katie always seemed to forget that I’m an introvert. (Pretty sure that “introvert” is just Latin for “call before you come over.”) She handed me a blueberry-yogurt-pineapple concoction…… Continue reading Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections · Family life

Faith, Frugality, and Feasting * 10 Minute Devotional

I’m a pretty frugal person. It probably started when I was born in Wisconsin, a state where thou-shalt-live-humbly. Everyone drives Toyotas and Fords and Subarus. Millionaires live in log cabins. As an elementary schooler I literally didn’t know people could buy clothes from the front of the store. I thought those were just for show, since everyone I knew always headed straight…… Continue reading Faith, Frugality, and Feasting * 10 Minute Devotional