(Here are 4 of our 6 children on an August morning…)

I’m so glad you’re here.

I’ve been hoping you would stop by and find something up-lifting and helpful here.

You need to know that I’m only 14 years into my motherhood journey. I have a limited view. Our home life is very typical and each person in my family is only human after all – with strengths and weaknesses, joys and sorrows – and in great need of Jesus’ love, forgiveness, and grace.

Along the way, I’ve benefited so greatly from God’s guidance, my mom’s wisdom, and wisdom from other people. I love to share these insights here on my blog, on my YouTube channel… anywhere I can offer encouragement to people like you who want to love and nurture children, too.

I’m cheering you on!

Start here:

Half the Distance and Twice as Far: On the Inevitable Sacrifices of Motherhood

You Really Just Had to Be There

This Truth About Motherhood May Be a Game-Changer

Babies:

5 Simple Choices for Postpartum Health

How to Successfully and Peacefully Breastfeed Your Newborn at Night

Motherhood: I’m Going to Savor It

Early Childhood:

The First 7 Years: What Really Matters in Early Childhood

Ten Tips for a Happy Toddler

Do You Want to Train Your Kids in Kindness?

Got a Whiney Child? Here are 2 Things That Helped Us

Kids Cry a lot: And What the Gospel Has to Do with It

Kids Laugh A Lot: Build a Happy Home

Motivate Your Kids Without Bribery, Candy, or Charts

Tired of Playing Tug-of-War with Your Child? Try This.

Backyard Baseball: No More Ghost-Runners (Motherhood Hack)

2 Superpowers for Every Kid: “I Can Go First.” “I Can Go Last.”

 The Birthday Book: The Answer for That Ever-Growing Stack of Greeting Cards

How to Get Your Life Back from Distraction, Depression, and Distance

Children of any age:

When Your Child Doesn’t Love You

We Changed the Way we Talk About Sex with our Kids

Especially for you, Mom:

Mom, Your Degree and Career are Worth Every $

As We Empty Ourselves for God, He Will Fill Us

The #1 Thing We Can Learn from Mommy-Guilt

When Ministry Happens in Fits and Starts

Remember the Dream, Mama: A Whisper of Encouragement for When the Days Drag On

What it Takes to Float: Motherhood

Motherhood Is Good for Women

When You Feel Invisible, You Glorify God

Approach Motherhood Like Med School

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