It’s ok to be the mean mom

It’s ok to be the mean mom

Guilt infiltrated my thinking today. I felt guilty for working. I felt guilty for not doing ALL THE THINGS our Instagram feeds tell us other “good moms” are doing. I set aside the standards of our house in exchange for approval . . . from a 5-year-old and 7-year-old, and from the non-existent observers that judge me as a “good mom” or “bad mom” based on what I do.

Christian mom, stop being so afraid.

Christian mom, stop being so afraid.

Everywhere I go, I see it. Fear. It's plastered on their faces like chocolate on a 3 year old's cheek. It's almost as if they don't notice it's even there. Christian mom, you must stop being so afraid.  I get it. You've been told that children are a blessing. Rearing...

Thank you all for being awesome!

Four weeks ago, our 7 year old fell from a tree in front of our house, and landed head first on the cement below. The immediate emergency room assessment was that it was a hairline fracture in her skull. We were told she should be just fine, but they did want to watch...