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6 Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Mom

Motherhood is unlike anything else I have known. It is beautiful, terrifying, empowering, humbling, and transformative.  In that one little moment leaving the hospital, I felt love, fear, guilt and joy all at once.

Could I walk back and sit across from myself in that hospital room, here are 6 things I’d want to tell myself as a new mother.

6 Things Every Kid Needs to Hear

Words matter. Our children soak them up like little sponges. I can watch my daughter play “house” with her dolls and hear her say some of the same things her mom or I tell her. It's proof that she's listening.

Of all the phrases we say as parents, there are a few that I believe every child needs to hear.

5 Whispers Every Mom Should Hear

These whispers are simple affirmations…reminders to yourself of what you ALREADY know…of what your best friend would tell you if she were sitting right next to you. 

5 Lessons to Learn from Your Toddler

I have been learning a lot about myself and how I sometimes act toward my Heavenly Father and how childish I can be in my life. Our children can teach us so much about life just through the way they act, and my child definitely has!

How Insecurity Almost Destroyed My Marriage

The insecurities I faced throughout my childhood only intensified as I grew up and embraced the lies that fed my feelings of unworthiness and the fear that I would be alone - and it almost cost me my marriage.

Why Parents Need To Rethink Their Use of Technology and Media

According to a recent report, “our youngest kids [8 and under] are spending nearly 10 times as much time with their eyes glued to screens than they did in 2011.” In light of the statistics, The Los Angeles Times suggests that maybe parents have more to do with their kids’ excessive use of smartphones than they realize....

Letting Yourself Go - Is That a Bad Thing?

Why do we continue to call out moms and grown women just because they don’t care about keeping up with the Kardashians and the Taylor Swifts and the Barbie dolls of the world any longer?

A Prayer for When Life Doesn't Turn Out the Way You Expect

My life hasn't turned out the way I expected. I wouldn’t change my life, but I’m not living the life I imagined when I was younger. Do you feel the same way?

When life hands you an unexpected turn, I hope this gives you some perspective and some hope.

Complain Less, Live More

I started to wonder; could I even go a day without venting my feelings on everything that happened to me? And could that change how I felt about life, and how others felt about me?

Have a Flag-Waving Fourth of July!

Potlucks are a popular way to celebrate just about anything - and July Fourth is a great reason to get the friends and neighbors together for a patriotic potluck. I'm bringing a fantastic flag cake to this year's party! 
Here's how to make it yourself!

Hilarious! Christian Girl Instagram

What a hilarious spoof on how to get your spiritual life noticed by others on social media!

"Christian Girl Instagram, the new best selling book, will help you take the perfect devotional photo. Buy the book today and get more likes on those devotional photos."

 

 

The Amazing Power of a Dog's Love

This lady's father has Alzheimer's and has lost almost all of his speech - UNTIL the dog whom he loves comes by.  Their special interaction will both bless and amaze you!

Mother's Touch Brings Life to Newborn Baby

Doctors told Kate Ogg that her newborn son would not make it.  But this mother's idea and determination ended in a miracle!

This is a beautiful, powerful story that highlights one mother’s perspective of how her instinct to hold and talk to her baby changed their lives.

5 Ways to Celebrate Easter Without the Easter Bunny

Many of us have wonderful memories of Easter morning - baskets full of chocolate, egg hunts, and new church dresses. Those traditions are well and good, but what about the real event we are celebrating? Do our children even know why we have a day called Easter?

Here are 5 ways to celebrate in a whole new way; 5 ways to make meaningful memories—without even one mention of the Easter Bunny!

15 Ways to Unlock True Love in Your Marriage

Just as you must know and use codes to gain access to many parts of your everyday life – such as computers, bank accounts, workstations, gates, and remote controls – you need an access code for your marriage to work as well as God has designed it to work. With the code, you can access your spouse’s heart and unlock the love that you’re both meant to share in your marriage.

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