moms

What Makes A Real Mom?

By | Parenting | 9 Comments

For the past twenty years, I help with homework, cheer at soccer games, and make school lunches. I arrange hair appointments, attend school programs, sports activities, and dance recitals. I fiercely protect, encourage, challenge, and pray for their safety. I play board games, help a new driver drive, and send care packages to college. I meet with teachers, shop for new shoes, talk about their day. I listen to their music, dance to their music (much to their horror, and sing their music a little too loud. Every single day I am reminded how hard it is being a mom. {Happy Mother’s Day}

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10 Things Moms Want and Don’t Want For Mother’s Day

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 2 Comments

I have all three of my kids home this year for Mother’s Day! Last year, we were living in Nicaragua and I was missing my two bigs! They left for the states to spend time with family and left me a Spanish card and decorated the door of our casa with balloons. It was sweet and thoughtful, but having them here with me this year to spend time with, laugh hard with, kiss bunches, and give out endless hugs means the world to me.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to share this week, I couldn’t just pick one, so I decided to collect the top 10 favorite mom links I found to celebrate Mother’s Day with you from all over blog land.

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Wednesday WOW: Look Who’s Saying Yes, Yes, Yes In Their Messes {Win Book #3}

By | Everyday Life | 12 Comments

I wanted to introduce you to a few bloggers who are all saying Yes In Their Messes. I love this amazing community of moms who are willing to put it all out there and share their struggles, pain, and joys in their blogs. I know you will be encouraged and know your small every day yes matters so much more than you think it does. I’m giving away the 3rd book today! [Winner Announced]

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Wednesday WOW: 60 Ways to Spice Up Chicken, Mom Giveaway And A Family Lesson With Rubber Bands

By | Everyday Life, Wednesday WOW Recipes | 2 Comments

I grew up a meat-lovin’ girl and enjoyed the 5 big meats: pork, beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb! A few years ago, life took a wicked turn for me, and I became allergic to all 4-legged creatures. Now, I’m always on the look-out for delicious chicken dishes and when I found this blog post for 60 new ways to spice up boring chicken, I just had to share. Plus, a mother’s day giveaway and great family lesson with rubber bands!

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