It’s Time to Get Creative, Mom.

  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 a mom and a writer . . . well, it’s tough to come by. When there are people and paperwork and piles to manage… When {Read More}

6 Ways to Find Joy in Your Day {Printable!}

6 Ways to Find Joy in Your Day {Printable!} As a homeschooling mom I’ve had kids at home for 25 years. This means noisy days, busy days, and these-kids-are-giving-me-a-headache days. With three little ones I’m looking at another 15 years of homeschooling and having kids at home. Does that seem overwhelming? It would have been if I hadn’t discovered something amazing: JOY! Over the last year God has been speaking to my heart and encouraging me to find joy in everyday living. {Read More}

Tried & True: Time Management Tips for Moms On-The-Go

Tried & True: Time Management Tips for Moms On-The-Go Last week, I shared some of my favorite ‘Life Management’ Secrets for Moms. Today, I wanted to zone in on the topic of scheduling, calendars, and time management specifically. Since a lot of life management as a mom is planning and preparing, I want to encourage you with a few tried and true tips for managing your time. Choose the Right Calendar – If you keep losing the paper calendar or it’s {Read More}

What Makes a Man? Dirt!

What Makes a Man? Dirt! Little boys who play in dirt grow up to be big men who play in dirt . . . and I’m thankful for that! I’m a mom of three boys and three girls. I’m also the mom of a grandson and a granddaughter. We believe in being even-Steven around here. Two of my boys are grown. My third boy (through adoption) is three years old. Toss him, my six-year-old daughter, three-year-old daughter, and two-year-old grandson {Read More}

Overcoming Performance-Based Love

Overcoming Performance-Based Love I have three sons ages twenty-four, twenty, and three. The thing I love about boys is they adore their mom. My approval of them matters and I forget sometimes that my disapproval hits the heart of a boy. I’ve been reminded of this after raising another young boy after having big guys around the house. After adopting Casey last year, we went through months and months of therapy to build a bond. When he first came to {Read More}

Let Boys be Boys: Hard Truth for Fluffy Moms

Let Boys be Boys: Hard Truth for Fluffy Moms God must have had a sense of humor when he gave me boys. To be truthful, I’m as “fluffy” as they come. I enjoy snuggling up with a good book, bubble baths, and mochas (with extra chocolate). I’m gentle and soft-spoken, and my idea of outdoor recreation is taking my dog for a walk on the paved bike trail near our home. It’s hard for me to “let boys be boys.” {Read More}

How Mentoring can Change the World | Guest Post by Stephanie Shott

I caught a glimpse of her as she walked across the parking lot. She looked to be about sixteen. Young in years, but great with child. Reflecting on my own teen pregnancy, I couldn’t help but wonder if she was ready for the journey ahead. Did she grasp the greatness of her newfound role and how everything she had ever known was about to change? Would someone walk with through her motherhood or would she have to go it alone? {Read More}

Buy My Newest Book for $2.99!

Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat, am I right WAHMs? With three adopted kiddos in our house, I’m beyond busy, between parenting, homeschooling, writing, cooking, doing loads of laundry. That’s why I compiled my new book, Balanced—to help all you WAHMs learn to balance your many responsibilities. It’s a short ebook that’ll be a quick read and it’s only $2.99 from Amazon and Barnes & Noble (sorry, only available digitally)! Hey #WAHMs! {Read More}

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