September 14, 2018

How to find purpose in motherhood

what do you live for

As stay-at-home moms, we often struggle to find our identity and our purposes.

For the working mom they have their career. The working mom gets validation in the form of a pay check, a raise, a promotion and a thank you.

But for the stay at home mom, we have a house, children and a husband. None of this work comes with a paycheck, or a promotion.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of everyone and everything and forget that we have our own identity, our own purpose within ourselves. So my question to the stay home mom is what do you live for?Continue reading

September 12, 2018

How I Became A Stay-At-Home Mom

How I Became A Stay-At-Home Mom

Before I became a mom, I sold real estate. I had a great career, had my own company was my own boss. I made my own hours, made fantastic money and was completely capable of being independent. I loved my life and I live in a storybook town. I lived in my dream home.

When I first found out I was pregnant I didn’t think anything needed to change. I had a plan, I worked out of the house so I could hire a nanny. The nanny would be upstairs with the baby and I would be downstairs in my office making my calls, running my business and I could pop up and see my child anytime I wanted.Continue reading

August 21, 2018

This Is Why Mothers Feel So Lonely At Times

This Is Why Mothers Feel So Lonely At Times

I laid in bed this morning at 4:45 to my daughter happily chatting to me in baby talk.  Well, it was more grunting and refusing to be nursed back to sleep, but I wanted it to be happy.

I dreamed about sleeping in, not going anywhere, taking a long shower.  The reality was at 4:00 am my 6 month old baby somehow wiggled her diaper down, peed out of it, and all over me.  I had stripped the bed and was at that moment sleeping on a towel, while she refused to back to sleep.

My son would wake at 6:30 and happily chirp “Good morning, Mamma”.  I would shower with my daughter at my feet and my son screaming he wants to go down stairs now. I would spend my day doing a paint project with a mom’s group, chasing a 3 year old around a playground, shopping for fall clothes, and eating dinner out to please my husband.

In my entire day, no one would know about my exhaustion.  Instead, they see my happy pictures.  Watch me laugh at my kids antics, and get on with it.

Because that is motherhood.Continue reading

August 21, 2018

Why I Celebrate Halloween As A Christian


why I celebrate Halloween as a Christian

Every year right around August, there is a group of very vocal Christians that begin to lecture the rest of us Christians about Halloween and how its an evil holiday.

I won’t lie, there are people who do and support bad things with Halloween. I will also admit there is a history to Halloween, not to mention ghosts, goblins, devils and witches.

So no, it is not a Christian holiday. No one ever said it was. That being said, I do have a very specific reason for allowing my kids to participate.Continue reading

August 21, 2018

How To Become The Mother You Want To Be

How To Become The Mother You Want To Be

I am not the mom I want to be.

I want to be the Pinterest mom with a cute crafts that I can hang on the refrigerator for my kids. Instead, I am the mom making the cut-out hand turkey three days after Thanksgiving. Did I mention my turkey is green because I don’t have brown construction paper?

I want to be the mom with the beautiful clean kitchen that glistens like there’s a magical light touching it. Instead, I am the mom running around with a vacuum chasing ants off the kitchen floor yelling at the kids for dropping a bread crumb.

I want to be the mom that speaks love and goodness, truth and beauty into my children. I want them to hear great words, rich language, well-crafted sentences. Instead they hear me mutter ‘oh shit’ when I can’t find my keys.  They hear me scream, ‘fuck’ when I drive by the cop going too fast. They hear ‘son of a bitch’ when I can’t get a toy together.

And in a moment of complete honesty, I would say that my son can repeat all the curse words but has yet to memorized one single Bible verse.Continue reading

August 21, 2018

10 Best Ways To Save Money As A Stay-At-Home Mom

save money as a stay-at-home mom

Are you a stay at home mom stressed about the budget?

Do you ever feel guilty about not bringing in income?

Do you wish that you could contribute to the family?

This article is not about how to make side money.  It is also not about how much you are worth as a stay at home mom. How do you put a value on your time with y our children?

This is about real practical ways, you can help cut spending. Let’s face it, when it comes to a budget there are really two pieces. Income which we don’t control and expenses.

Expenses are what, we as stay at home moms, have complete control over. We typically do all the shopping (i.e. all the spending).

So let’s talk about tricks to save in the spending!Continue reading