It’s Time to Get Creative, Mom. As a writer, I know all about creativity. I know how essential it is. I know how fun it can be. I also know what it’s like to be at a loss for creativity. Even as a mom, creativity is important. Combine the needed creativity for being both… [Continue Reading]
3 Ways to Embrace Messy Days
3 Ways to Embrace Messy Days I don’t know about you, but I was a messy child and teen. Growing up, my room could have been considered a danger zone. It was hard to walk through it without tripping on stuff. Clothes, books, and shoes were strewn everywhere. My mom would ask me to clean… [Continue Reading]
Time to Evaluate My Life!
Time to Evaluate My Life! In my book Balanced, one of the things I encourage women to do is take an honest look at their lives, and to come up with a “Yeah! list” of things they’re doing great at, and a “Fail! list” of areas they feel they’re falling short. I thought I’d take… [Continue Reading]
Motherhood Is Not a Test: 4 Ways to Give Yourself a Hall Pass
Motherhood Is Not a Test I used to treat motherhood like a test. Every night I’d think over my day and evaluate myself. If the kids were relatively happy, I didn’t blow up too often, and if the house ended up fairly clean, then I’d give myself a passing grade. But then there were… [Continue Reading]
What I Hope For . . . x 10!
What I Hope For . . . x 10! Sometimes I can’t believe my life now. In the last few months I’ve written a novelization of a movie, and I’ve chatted with a production company about their meetings to turn my books into movies. I’ve signed contracts to write more books. Lots more books. I’ve… [Continue Reading]
A Sense of Responsibility
The common sense of the godly preserves them. Proverbs 11:9 (MSG) I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids. —Unknown One hundred years ago most people got their parenting advice from family or neighbors. In the good ol’ days mother DID know best because she was one of the… [Continue Reading]
Stop Striving: Surrendering Brings Peace
Last week was a crazy week. I worked hard, striving to get things done. We got moved into our new house (yeah!), but my husband had to be out of town for work (boo!). I was excited about unpacking, and then I discovered Focus on the Family was coming to my house to tape videos… [Continue Reading]
Mom Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss!
There are a new type of world changers these days. These women serve God, serve their families, and also use their words to impact the world for Jesus Christ. I’ve been a blogger for seven years, but after attending the Allume conference I’ve built amazing friendships with other mommy bloggers. Below is a list I… [Continue Reading]