encouragement

Praying for snow cones…

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My daughter and I pulled up to the pool where she practices for swim team every day.  She opened the car door to get out. “I hope the snow cone truck is here after practice,” she said. (A local snow cone company had been parking their truck near the pool most days.) “I hope so […] Read more…

Every smile, every laugh, every tear…

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“You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 I tiptoe into to my daughter’s room to check if she’s asleep. It’s been a busy week and she’s had a lot on her plate. Quietly, I stand next to her bed and look at her […] Read more…

Hold onto hope…

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Most of the time, I try to keep things light around here. I love having a place to capture sentimental or fun snippets of life, and I’m so thankful that all of you stop by from time to time to read and say hi. But sometimes I get a comment or an email and someone shares something that […] Read more…

#BeCourageous

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My mother-in-law gave me a ceramic plant decoration a while ago that I absolutely love: It has special meaning to me, not only because it’s from her, but because of my involvement with Courage Worldwide, helping girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. I’ve seen more courage in the last couple of years than I […] Read more…

What finding happiness as a mom is really about…

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I’m speaking to a group of moms at Bayside today about Finding Mommy Bliss, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic… When you look at the definition of bliss–serene joy, perfect happiness, paradise, heaven–you might wonder, “Is that really possible? Can you really find that kind of happiness in the middle of diapers, temper tantrums, […] Read more…

Life won’t end (and we won’t ruin our kids)…

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I’m preaching to myself today, moms! (lol) I hope you all have a fun day! Click to tweet! More on lightening up: The Not-so-Mini Disaster And the Whole Crazy Scene Sort of Reminded Me of the Time I Woke up to Crickets All Over the House This Boring Job There’s a Moose in Our House […] Read more…

On pursuing your dreams…

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More on pursuing your dreams: Finding My Story Six Ways to Help Your Kids Pursue Their Dreams On Being a Fanner of Dreams Are You Dreaming? Lessons from the Rock Wall Five Questions Every Mom Needs to Read Keep on Dreaming —————————– Thanks for stopping by for Mom-Monday – a day for mom-stories, tips, articles […] Read more…