Hold On, Sister!

Hold On, Sister!

  God is walking with you if you are a believer in Jesus Christ and have acknowledged him as your Lord and Savior. Every second of every day, he is with you. Imagine that; you are never alone. He’s walking ahead of you to clear your path. He’s walking behind you...
Don’t Worry About a Thing!

Don’t Worry About a Thing!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7, NIV)   It’s...

Journaling Can Relieve Mom Stress (Part II)

Something transformative happens when you journal. It’s a cathartic experience that moves low feelings from the mind to the paper. Here’s an interesting article by Sammie Scott for Postpartum Progress. Sammie talks about self-care not just being about the...
Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

  Over the first few years of my child’s life, I tried to be the perfect mom, or at least what I imagined was perfection. I drove myself crazy and into depression, doubting my ability. I was so afraid that I’d forget how long it had been since I’d given her...
Self-Care, Selfish? No way!

Self-Care, Selfish? No way!

So, why do we feel guilty when we read a magazine or get our nails done? “Oh, I should be at home spending time with my child.” (Even though you’ve spent the better part of the day reading out loud and playing Legos.) Or, “I could buy Little...

Waiting

As a mom, it’s easy to become frustrated and impatient. You pour everything into your child and do everything you think you’re supposed to be doing a good mom. But sometimes, you wonder if you’re missing the boat because all you see is tantrums,...

You’re doing just fine.

When my daughter was a baby, I used to panic at the thought of being completely responsible for her well being. Yes, I played God. I placed an enormous (and unnecessary) amount of pressure on myself. Now that she is older, and I am wiser, I can say that as moms, we do...