Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Laura Story Helps Us Find Peace When Normalcy Is Gone

“When life gets shaky, we don’t have to be shaken.” Laura Story (who you may know from her song “Blessings”) shares how to rest in God’s plan when we struggle with uncertainty. Saying goodbye to normal is the beginning of taking on your future with unwavering strength. Her strength is so clearly from knowing peace is a person and not our circumstances lining up the way we hope.  Get Laura Story’s new book: “So Long,… … Continue reading

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

Advice on Dealing with Postpartum Depression

If you or someone you love has ever dealt with Postpartum Depression there are so many unknowns. After sharing my own struggles after the birth of my son, I wanted to talk to a professional and get some questions answered. Counselor Kristin Mize, LCSW shares helpful advice on how to recognize Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and even how to be a good friend to someone who’s walking through it. To hear from Joy’s own journey with postpartum… … Continue reading

The Parenting Advice You’ve Never Heard That Will Set You Free

Parenting is hard and there is so much advice out there. Most of it comes across the same. Do more. Do less. Get it right. Most parenting advice leaves you feeling like a failure. This is why I as SO drawn to the advice from author Scarlet Hiltibidal that says failure is actually good when you use it to teach your kids about the gospel.   Don’t miss the full conversation about conquering fear in… … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Need to Start Taking Selfies With Your Kids Today

Almost a year old, how had this already happened? As I scrolled through my phone studying each precious photo of my baby boy from the last year, I noticed one thing was missing…ME! In order to not miss a moment of my precious baby’s development,  I am constantly pulling out my camera to snap photos and create memories. However, being behind the camera means that I have very few photos of myself with my son.… … 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

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus?

No one prepared you for parenting in a global pandemic! Your kids are out of school and probably asking questions like, “Why am I not allowed to go play with my friends?” and “Why can I not go to school and see my teachers?” Your first instinct may be to simply tell your kids that everything is going to be ok, but that may not be the right move. Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are… … Continue reading

If Your Child Is Lost, Spiritually…

Click the story below: Enticed by the word “VACATION” on a Vacation Bible School sign, I  wandered in…and tucked away some Scripture that would help rescue me some twenty years later. God loves our kids even more than we do, as difficult as that is to wrap our minds around!     … Continue reading

Unshelter: Allowing our Kids a View Into Brokenness

“ “Hey babe. How about a date night? We can make a nice meal. Light some candles. A minor lung procedure?” What? Who SAYS that? Who says that? My husband, Dan, said that. He had a “PleurX Drain,” placed in his lungs to help alleviate the fluid caused  by cancer as he lived out his final months at home. Yup. That was a date night. Me, a nursing school drop out, placing a drain in… … Continue reading