Jennifer Winsted

Journaling thoughts, memories, and true feelings of motherhood and daily life for me is categorized in my life as a hobby. I enjoy the time alone I get to put all the words, thoughts, and pictures in my head down on good old-fashioned paper. I have been doing this for a while now and after reading some to my husband he felt that so many other parents can find truth in so many of my entries. In all my writings I found a similarity to my style, I like to laugh, cherish, and count my blessings everyday, even when they don’t seem like a blessing. God works in so many ways in all of our lives and recording these on paper and then looking back on them is an amazing affirmation of what is going exactly right in my life. I envision my journal as my armor, when I feel down or loosing confidence in what I am doing for my family on a daily basis, I look back at some of the memories I created for my family and bask in those for a short time resulting in a refreshed, renewed spirit that no one can destroy. A Mothers Heavenly Armor is a place I can record my thoughts and entries from my journal in the hopes that one person who is questioning their role in the home, as a wife, or a mother for a split second can see that they are not alone. 

I Must Pull My Head Out Of The Mud & Carry On!

Lately I have been doing a lot of soul searching, in the midst of how crazy the world is changing, how quick my kids seem to be growing and how much of a passion I obtain for speaking God’s word, specifically to women and mothers. I have many goals that are ever changing, but the wonderful aspect about the way they are changing is that they are all becoming heavy on my heart to complete....more

Do You Believe The Perception Of Beauty Is A Moral Test?

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I definitely think one's religious beliefs will reflect in their actions. Any beliefs for that ...more

Did You Loose Your Way?

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A Single Word Spoken

I am no poet, yet I love poetry and wrote so much of it when I was a kid. Today I felt inspired to get some thoughts out of my head, and decided to write them in a form that I am not so familiar with. You can interpret this poem in many ways, maybe even relate to it in one way or another. This poem is titled: A Single Word SpokenA single word spoken can have so much effect, I often wonder if the weight will ever be left....more

Seriously..I Have To Wash These Dishes By Hand?

Do you argue with yourself in the morning before you even step out of bed?    Examples:Wake up promptly when your alarm goes off to get a good start on your day. -VS- Press snooze just one more time (after 4 times of pushing it, which then quickly accumulates to 30 minutes) because I really deserve a few more minutes of sleep.My bed is so comfortable and warm. -VS- The house is so cold I don’t think I can even attempt to stick my leg out of the blankets without catching a cold....more

Fear, Faith & A Little Bit Of Caffeine

Fear, Faith & A Little Bit Of Caffeine ...more
LOVE THIS!  I am a football mom at Aplington Parkersburg High School in Iowa where the famous ...more

10 Ways To Take Your Days At Home From Boring Routine To Exciting & Serene!

Why is it that every morning takes me by surprise  as if I thought it was going to be totally different? The same boring routine, every day. It is almost like I am forced to go through with it like it is a life sentence  After careful reflection on the reasoning to why I have ended up in this almost “by the book” routine, I felt totally out of control, but why? I am in control of my choices what is holding me back? I will tell you NOTHING but myself and lack of motivation....more

You Can Rent Timeshares ~ RedWeek.com's Review

You Can Rent Timeshares!  ...more
Hi, I just came across RedWeek via a review on Tripadvisor.  I'm curious to use them, googled my ...more

Mama's Got a New Look Giveaway!

 “Mama’s Got a New Look”Giveaway...more

How to search for BEAUTY in a Corrupt World

Sometimes in the reality of all that is going on in our lives and the world today, you just have to sit back..and take it all in. I do that whenever I feel like I have lost touch of how beautiful this world actually is, minus the corruption, violence and sadness that has invaded our daily lives. God’s creation is so simply amazing. I personally enjoy jumping into my car, turning on some great music and driving roads I drive all the time....more