How I wish things were different for mothers today. I wish we all had the support we yearn for and felt as strong and confident as we all really are. But sadly this is not the case. I have been wanting to write this for the past nearly 8 weeks, but have held off. I … More shame and significance in birth and postpartum.
Our fourth, sweet babe joined us February 22, 2018. Our Kent Allan McKinney had been much anticipated, for years actually. When Greg and I were married, we knew we wanted a large family. We each had one name for a child before we got married. (Greg had the name Traeh Marie, and myself Jack Landon.) … More the coming of Kent.
Our culture thrives off of busyness. We can always find something to spend our time on. And we generally choose to. If there is an open block in our schedule, there is something waiting to fill it. Many times these are GOOD things. Goals, aspirations, people we love, opportunities to serve. But I think we need … More sacrificing, saying no, and choosing the best.
When revisiting memories and seasons of life, you feel things again. Today is my precious Autumn’s first birthday, and I have been reminiscing a lot about how she came to be here with me. It’s not the easiest thing to relive. Though I see abundantly more of God’s faithfulness, I can still feel the fear, … More the season of Autumn.
I thought we could get practical this week and talk about time management! Does anyone else just not have time to do everything they wish they could? I feel like I am always struggling to complete my to-do list, but also desiring to enjoy the time I have with my kids and husband. It’s such … More timing is everything.
Can we just be honest and say that being a mom is sometimes isolating? Building relationships as an adult is already hard, but being a parent makes it even more difficult. Motherhood can bond, but it can also separate. I can’t express how lonely I have felt over the past few years. My husband and … More the loneliness of motherhood.
I’ve been experimenting with scone recipes lately, and this is by far my favorite! They are just so scrumptious! Ingredients: dough 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 TBSP baking powder 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla Cinnamon marble filling 5 TBSP butter, softened … More cinnamon marble scones.
Discipline is one of the hardest areas of parenting in my opinion. There are several times a day that I just don’t know what to do. It is so easy to let my own emotions and selfishness dictate how I respond to my children when they misbehave. If I am tired, or preoccupied, or upset … More discipline.
When Greg and I were in pre-marital counseling, we were asked to come up with 4 keys to our marriage. The four things that we thought would be the most important, yet not naturally easy, that would keep our marriage strong. I think this is a great exercise for couples. We look at our keys every … More keys to our marriage.
Not too long ago, my husband and I were meeting with a spiritual mentor about some spiritual warfare issues that had been going on in our lives. We were seeking direction on how to handle a few different situations, and also asking for prayer and support during this time. The meeting changed course and was … More learning my name.