Sweet friend, I know you look at everyone around you and think they have it all together. You want to be like them with their seemingly perfect lives. You cut yourself down time and time again because you feel like you don’t measure up. You feel worthless, and you’re exhausted from carrying this weight. Don’t … Continue reading The Comparison Game is Stealing Your Joy
To the mama trying to hold it all together, I see the smile you show the rest of the world. I see the way you do everything you can to make sure things run smoothly, but I also see the truth you’re hiding from others. Maybe you’re even trying to hide it from yourself. You're … Continue reading To the Mom Trying to Hold it Together
To the mama struggling with postpartum depression, I know right now you’re surrounded by darkness, but it won’t always be this way. I know you feel like you can’t breathe, but it won’t always be this way. I know the tears fall freely, but it won’t always be this way. I know you feel broken … Continue reading It Won’t Always Be This Way
Mama, I know this school year has been hard. It was filled with ups and downs, and nothing consistent other than inconsistency. There were good days and bad days. There were quarantines and unexpected doctor visits. There were canceled plans and changes to schedules. Nothing stayed the same. I know you felt like you were … Continue reading Mama, You Made It To Summer—Now Enjoy It!
A "We’re Hiring” post caught my attention as I scrolled through Instagram. I read the post and clicked on the link in the company’s bio. My interest was piqued, and I felt a pang in my heart as I explored it more. It sounded perfect. It sounded like something I would love, and it was … Continue reading When Waiting Gets Hard
Sweet friend, what weighs on your heart today? I know something is hiding behind the smile you try to show the rest of the world. Something is pulling you down, but you keep pushing through it.Friend, I know you have been running, trying not to acknowledge it.Take it to God. Put it at his feet. … Continue reading Finding Rest in God
Mama friend, You’re crushing it. I know it might not feel like it, but you are. Every morning you get up, get out of bed, and care for those in your house. I know there are some days you wish you could hide beneath the covers all day (or even for an extra hour). But … Continue reading Mama, You’re Crushing It
I don’t know what you’re facing, but I know you’re tired. I know you come to the end of your rope every single day, but you keep pushing forward. It’s exhausting, but you don’t have to face these battles alone. You never have, and you never will. God is right beside you, and He longs … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Face Your Battles Alone
Saturday mornings are for sweet treats. My girls love baking. They both tell people they want to be pastry chefs in the future, so they are always eager to help.But baking with little ones always means there's going to be more of a mess than if I do it on my own. Cleaning up from … Continue reading The Mess that Surrounds You
Mama friend, I know you are unhappy with your weight. You stand on the scale and wonder how the number has gotten so high. You look in the mirror, and your pre-baby figure has been replaced with curves you never knew could appear. But you know what? That body has done incredible things. It carried babies, it … Continue reading For the Mama Struggling with Her Weight
As a mom of little ones, sometimes it’s hard to get together with friends. It feels like we’re pulled in many different directions, and yet we end up living a life of isolation because of all the immediate demands of raising children. Join me at Just Between Us as I share about a time … Continue reading The Blessing of an Interrupted Routine
“I’m not a people person.” I’ve said that my entire life. I’m very much an introvert. I’m content with time alone, and that's what rejuvenates me. The thought of being with a lot of people at once is exhausting. But you know what? My husband made an astute observation recently that restructured my thinking on … Continue reading I’m an Introverted People Person
My sweet child, Kids can be mean. I hate that you know that reality. I hate that I can’t protect you from it or take away the pain that comes from it. But I hope you know you are loved beyond measure. You are an amazing person with so much to offer the world, and … Continue reading The Mean Kids Are Hurting
Friend, what does your heart long for? Peace, love, hope, security, friendship? God is all of those and so much more. He is waiting to lavish all those things on you. He is seeking after you, desiring that you come to Him and place your burdens at His feet. He is more capable than we … Continue reading What Do You Long For?
Don’t you see how far you’ve come? Don’t you see all the obstacles that no longer stand in your way? You’ve persisted. You’ve pushed through it. You haven’t given up. Day after day, you’ve continued to show up. I know there have been times you’ve wanted to throw in the towel, but you haven’t. You’ve … Continue reading When You Wonder If You Can Take One More Step