You’re Doing Your Best Mama, I Know You Are…

This whole motherhood thing, doesn’t come with an instruction manual, and that’s because there is not one right way to do it. Why? Because God gave those sweet little babies to YOU, not another mama. He gave them to YOU. And YOU my sweet friend are the only one who can love them as God intended. And that, mama is a beautiful blessing.

The “Perfect” Mom

What does that even mean? When people say it, do they even realize what they’re saying? Perfect.. Schm-erfect — there is NO SUCH THING as a perfect mom, nor will there ever be, so stop trying!

You’re Not Raising Little Brats… You’re Raising Little Kids

Yesterday evening we went out to dinner for my grandma’s birthday — nothing fancy, just the local Mexican joint. But, as we were eating dinner, the chaos that was our table was certainly getting the attention of nearly every single person in the restaurant. It was our whole family, so it was a table of 15+, including 6 kids, 1st grade and under.

Resting the Body, the Mind and the Soul

What does it {truly} feel like to rest? I find I ask myself this question quite often. I don't know if I even really know what it means to rest. I constantly feel like I am trying to get ahead.. do one more thing before bed.. just get things done. It's exhausting. Life is exhausting. We were never made to go, go, go. We all need that time to rest. Reset our minds. Re-charge our bodies. Rejuvenate our souls. That's the way God intended it.

Stop Trying to be “That Mom”

So stop, mama... I beg you... please stop! Those life moments you see as you scroll are merely highlights -- the perfect highlights. The highlights she wants the world to see, not the ones she doesn't. Underneath it all, she's just like you and I: Scattered most days, unsure of how she'll make it through and a cup of coffee away from complete madness.

Being Present in the Present: The Best Gift you can Give Yourself as a Mother

Then, one day, when I am old and gray. I'll remember the giggles I created. I'll remember tickling bellies and toes. Reading stories snuggled up on the couch. Having a dance party in the living room. Staying up past bedtime to sneak in a few more cookies and some milk. These are the things we will remember and cherish. But, I won't remember what I was scrolling through on social media or the post I though I just had to read.

Stop Stressing The Inevitable

You see, the second we start to look at the "inevitable" as "what's meant to be" our stress slowly starts to melt away. Because when it comes down to it, we can't control what's going to happen. We can only control how we react to it, and that's the most important part. Why? Because it ultimately sets the tone for how we conduct ourselves as a person.. a wife.. a mom... an employee. When you let these "inevitable things" get to you, they will. And, they will ruin you! It's a never-ending cycle really because these things will continue to happen.