Family & Kids

I want my kids to want…

I don't want them to starve from lack of food or things necessary for living.  I want them to know what it's like to want something and not get it. It is not healthy to get everything that we want. I don't want them to feel entitled. Entitlement breeds laziness and discontent. I don't want… Continue reading I want my kids to want…

Faith, Family & Kids

An Open Letter to Girls…

Dear Girls, Hey, let's start with the "good girls". I see you walking through life with the "goody two-shoes" tag on your back. I understand that at times you feel like an outcast. I put "good girls" in quotes because, really? There is no such thing as a perfect or "good" person. We're all flawed,… Continue reading An Open Letter to Girls…


Learning to Trust

I am learning to trust. Not just a surface level trust, that is dependent upon circumstances, emotions, or feelings, but a deep trust that transcends my own nature and tendencies. It is a deep seated trust that stems from my heart.   This is difficult because I like to have control. I have many traits… Continue reading Learning to Trust

Family & Kids, Uncategorized

10 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood & Be a Better Mom

A few months ago, one of my readers sent me a message about a topic that they wanted to see talked about more often, and asked if I would consider writing a post on it. I agreed wholeheartedly with her concerns and have been mulling over this for the past several months. I have decided… Continue reading 10 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood & Be a Better Mom


Death, where is your victory?!?

A few days ago, I was sitting in a consultation with a soon-to-be bride, discussing her wedding (I am a photographer). She had a great question to ask, but for some reason, her question struck an uncomfortable nerve with me. She simply inquired about what would happen if something were to happen to me, before… Continue reading Death, where is your victory?!?

Faith, Uncategorized

Fear – Part 2: Whom Shall I Fear?

In Part 1 of this post, we talked about fear that is negative and not beneficial for us. Today, in Part 2, I want to address something that has been on my heart for some time as well. This post is about fear, but not the kind we discussed before. This kind of fear is… Continue reading Fear – Part 2: Whom Shall I Fear?

Faith, Family & Kids

The Ultimate Guilt Trip

It is a terrible cycle and I think that we all suffer from guilt at different times in our lives. For me, this guilt has been exaggerated throughout the course of being a mom and wife, especially since being a mom. We are darned if we do, and darned if we don't. Really. If I… Continue reading The Ultimate Guilt Trip


To Judge or Not to Judge? That is the question…

This post has been on my heart and mind for quite some time, and I am finally ready to write it out. I have truly put off this post for more than two months, as I have been searching scripture, seeking in prayer, and examining my own heart. The last thing that I want is… Continue reading To Judge or Not to Judge? That is the question…

Family & Kids, Home

The Clean Up (aka: Toys R Us threw up in my kids’ rooms and we had to do something about it)

A few weeks ago, my kids rooms looked something like this a toy war zone. It also sounded like it from time to time...well, who am I kidding? It sounded like it much of the time! Apparently a plethora of toys does not equal compliant, kind, and joyful children. Who knew? :/ I have 3… Continue reading The Clean Up (aka: Toys R Us threw up in my kids’ rooms and we had to do something about it)

Faith, Family & Kids

I’m okay with that…

I think I may become a hated criticized parent. I'm pretty sure of it. Not necessarily by my children, but by their friends, the parents of their friends, and who knows...maybe even family. Okay, and maybe by my children at times. I've given this a lot of thought. We have been having this discussion since… Continue reading I’m okay with that…