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Five Rules for Healthier “Momlationships”

Five Rules for Healthier “Momlationships”

Thou shall serve other moms. Every mom is struggling in some way. Whether it is getting dinner on the table or shoes on kid’s feet. It is a general rule of thumb that if you see a mom wrestling her child while juggling snack containers, jackets and a diaper bag, that...
Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

First published in Thryve Magazine 2017 I never understood the difficulties of having children or the women who struggled through them until my husband and I had our first miscarriage. Then our second. I thought miscarriage was an adult issue that I was way too young...
My Best Tips for Hosting Big Gatherings

My Best Tips for Hosting Big Gatherings

It can be really intimidating to host a large number of people. How do you feed them all? How do you make sure everyone is having a good time? I want to know that my guests are having a good time, feel comfortable and walk away chatting about how glad they were that...
The First Steps to Making New Friends

The First Steps to Making New Friends

So you are new to town or you just started college or maybe you’ve just decided it is time to step out of your comfort zone and meet your neighbors. At different seasons in our lives, we will have to repeat the steps of making new friends. I wish the process got...
K is for Kiddos

K is for Kiddos

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6 I have now entered a stage in life where a I feel like I’ve grown an extra appendage in the shape of a small child. Most would call this motherhood.  Before I...
H is for Holiday Homecoming

H is for Holiday Homecoming

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. -Philippians 1:3-5. How do you stay connected to your long-distance friends?...
G is for Grace

G is for Grace

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ” -Romans 3:23-24 The phone rang and rang. This was the third time this month I was trying to get ahold of her....
E is for Edifying Words

E is for Edifying Words

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer each person. – Colossians 4:6 Like many stay-at-home moms, I’m also a full-time chef for my family of 3. My two signature dishes, chicken with spaghetti and chicken with...
D is for Do Good

D is for Do Good

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. -Hebrews 13:16 As an idealistic college student, I remember the moment when I met “my people”–the 20 somethings who cared about the same causes and had the same grand...
C is for Cake Day

C is for Cake Day

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. -Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV We all need excuses to spend time...