Be Present in this Moment

We're on this amazing journey called life. There's no way to stop the journey, except for death, and even then, I believe it to be just another step in the journey. We cannot go backwards to a place we've already been, and we cannot speed forward to the place unknown....more

Dearest Children

Dearest Children of Mine,Today, as you read this letter, you're preparing to move out of our home. I'm sure you're giddy as you load your boxes into the trunk of our car, and I'm sure your dad and I are nervous as we check to make sure your doors lock properly....more

I Want Candy

All year long I do my best to limit my children's candy intake. I practice being a loving mother and rarely buy candy. If my children come into good fortune and obtain candy, then they must eat it after dinner, and only one piece.Then, comes that one holiday where children are showered with pounds and pounds of sugar....more

Believe in Your Dreams -- Wait! What Dreams?

We all love to be inspired. It gives us hope for a better future, a better life. We’re like a nest full of hatchlings with our mouths open wide — inspire me! We follow our favorite speakers, preachers, authors, and pay lots of money to attend their conferences, just to get a nugget of inspiration for our life. I bet everyone of us have an InspirationPinterest board. We love those who open up the endless possibilities of personal awesomeness....more

Learning to #BeChampions

With lots of chatter and commotion we gathered around the restaurant table. We were there to celebrate a special little girl’s birthday, so we shuffled around to make sure she had the seat of honor. Newly turned six, Hunter Lily glowed, perched at the head of the table right in between Nanny and Grampy. Everyone was excited to congratulate Hunter on her special birthday. Well, everyone except one....more

How Do You Love Yourself When You Hate Who You See in the Mirror?

Love yourself.Seems like everywhere you turn these days, it's the same message.  Take care of yourself.  Love yourself....more

Depression is the Manifestation of a Wounded Heart

I can feel the darkness sweep in again.  Depression is an old friend with whom I have a love hate relationship.  Love, because I feel safe there.  Hate, because I feel so lost there.  I pull off my athletic shorts that make me feel cute and youthful.  They show off my tan legs, but today I want to hide.  I hunt around for Matt's sweatpants, and slip into the oversized legs.  I feel safe now, hiding. ...more

Why This Homeschool Mom Sent Her Kids to School

We’ve all been told American children are at the bottom of the world spectrum of education.  We know our children in the public schools suffer from ignorance, mediocracy, and failure.  We’ve all been sold on the bill of no child left behind, but our future generations are being left behind in this world at an exponential rate. ...more

I'm a Supermom

I know I spend a lot of time talking about imperfect mothering, and I'm so glad I do, because, well, it's liberating.  Keeping unrealistic expectations of perfection only leaves me depressed, angry and exhausted.  There are days when too much doesn't go according to plan, and I lose my cool, I shout, stomp my feet and if it wasn't so hard to get back up off the floor, I'd throw myself down and kick a bit, too....more

How to Make Disney Inspired Home Decor

Do you know how much we love Disney?  Ok, we may or may not be obsessed, so on my quest to create a cozy home I wanted to make sure it also reflected us, and what we love, but we're not interested in cartoony, cheesy Disney decor.  We want to show our love for all things Disney, but keep it classy.  I know, you're probably thinking, "Is that even possible"?  Well, you're about to find out....more