Posts Tagged ‘moms’

17 Apologies I Owe Human Moms (from a “Dog Mom”)

I know, I know. I can hear your eyes rolling at the title. Having a dog is NOT the same thing as having a baby. But hang in there with me for a second…. While I don’t have human children, I’ve had a TINY taste of the difficulties of parenting as my husband and I are currently fostering two 6-week-old puppies. And as I’ve gotten to peek into the world of sleepless nights and creatures… … Continue reading

An Honest Conversation About Postpartum Depression

Talking about your struggles is always easier with a friend. After releasing a video about my postpartum depression, I sat down with Bekah (from the midday show on WayFM) to dig a little deeper. We cover everything from why I decided to share such a personal story to how you can identify if you are dealing with postpartum depression. If you missed my story of postpartum depression, you can find it here:    … Continue reading

Facing Anxiety with Becky Thompson

Is anxiety normal? How can I tell what I’m dealing with is anxiety? Does this mean I’m broken? Becky Thompson from the Midnight Mom Devotional sat down with us to talk about the stigma of anxiety in the church and how we can face it. … Continue reading

Rawr: A Note to Moms of Boys

“ “Few mothers do it willingly; very few do it well. But the boy has a question that needs an answer, and he cannot get the answer from his mother. Femininity can never bestow masculinity.” – John Eldredge Ouch. That hurts. But it’s true. For most boys it happens in their teenage years, Eldredge explains in “Wild at Heart.” Sometimes it gets ugly. A teenage boy pushing away from the comfort of mom will often… … Continue reading

Help! I’m a Mom and I Don’t Know How to Make Time for Spiritual Growth.

I’m ready to leave the shop, but one thing stands in my way—the door. Not exactly a formidable barrier, but the odds are against me. My preschooler is running in circles, while my toddler pulls at my left hand; my right hand grips this terribly unwieldy baby carrier. Inside the carrier is my infant daughter. She is hungry and tired and howling. My purse is falling off one shoulder, my diaper bag off the other.… … Continue reading

I May Be an OK Mom, But I’m a Lousy Psychic.

Here’s the thing. Kids will make their own mistakes. They will falter and flounder through this painful thing called growing up. The best we can do for them, after all the teaching and preaching is done, is to continue to be a listening ear, an encouraging coach…and yes, of course at times that will involve doling out some consequences. But there is one thing I have learned through parenting the five teenagers I have had… … Continue reading

A Letter From a Loving Mom to Her Teen

Dear Sweet Child of Mine, I know you are so big now. You’re growing up faster than I could have ever imagined. In my mind, you went from 16 months to 16 years in about two weeks. It’s gone by so quickly for me and even as you wish away your youth in exchange for budding independence, I can still see you as a baby in my arms. Oh it was not so long ago… … Continue reading

How to Be a Fun Mom Even When You Don’t Feel Like One

I must confess that I am your usual suspect Type A. I am a multi-tasking, like to get things done, leader and administrator type. These traits are great for running a home, being a career woman, serving in ministries, but not so much for the fun mom category. This realization hit my heart hard as my 9 year old labeled me the not-so-fun mom. Even at my age, labels hurt! This piercing wound made me… … Continue reading