Close Friends from a Distance is Bittersweet

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting some really good friends. These are the type of friends that are there for life. You can talk about anything, just “get each other”, and don’t even have to talk to enjoy the company. Spending time with them made me realize how much I miss having close friends in the neighborhood. I miss the conversations, the walks along the beach, having coffee on a whim, and Saturday lunches....more

Everyone needs a Best Foodie Friend

Learning how to shop for high quality food while trying to maintain a reasonable family budget can be a daunting task.  Finding time to prepare good food while juggling the other responsibilities of motherhood can be a challenging enterprise. ...more

How to Make Mom Friends

Being a new mom can be lonely. Literally one minute you’re not a mom and the next you have this living thing that you have to feed and care for and keep alive — all while your hormones fluctuate wildly and the number of hours you sleep plummets. Then, a few weeks after your baby is born, your partner heads back to work, family members clear out, and you’re left alone in your home for eight-hour stretches at a time (or more) with a tiny creature who communicates by screaming.It’s time to make mom friends....more

When Bad Decisions Make Good Friends

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Walking Each-other Home

I spent a lot of time and energy worrying about love. ...more

"Oh my God, I am so offended.....because circus"....

I am once again offensive to someone I wish that I wasn’t. This is just reality for me. I am not mousey, soft-spoken or waiting for approval to speak.I am;-loud-I curse like a sailor-my faith in God is wobbly...more

#GirlProbs: Thoughts on Community & Friendship

I had the most amazing opportunity to speak with one of my best friends last week for a high school ministry event at Red Mountain Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona. I’m so thankful Ashlee asked me to come out. The night was so much fun and a great encouragement to me in ministry.Ashlee is a fellow pastor’s wife and an amazing woman of God in the way she loves, counsels, and cares for these high school girls....more

When Your Friends Become Moms -- and What That Means for You

There comes a time in every girl’s life when her close friends start to have babies.  For me, it began around five years ago…and hasn’t stopped yet.  Out of my closest girlfriends, I’d say 90% of them are now mothers.  That’s a pretty big number....more
thekatieshowblog thank you!  It *is* hard at first, for sure.  And I won't lie, it's still hard ...more

What to say (and what to avoid saying) when a friend is suffering

Early last week I received some harrowing news. An old friend of mine lost her husband suddenly and unexpectedly. He was young. He was healthy. And they had a family. I grappled with how to respond. What do I do? What should I say? How should I say it? It took me awhile to wrap my head around the situation and get my own emotions in check. When I did, I wrote a message and later in the week, I sent a card....more

Here's My Advice: Fall In Love With Your Friend

I admit that when I attempt to write about love or relationships I'm always a little hesitant....more