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Ripples of Grace – A New Perspective on the Mommy Wars

The internet has been all a flutter recently over the arrival of the new royal baby. You would be hard pressed to visit any news website or social media outlet and not see something about the big news. And for each media outlet post, there has been every manner of remark about Kate herself, and the timing and fashion in which she left the hospital. I have seen everything from undying devotion and awe to...

How to Make Christmas Truly Meaningful and FUN!

What comes to mind when you think of the Christmas season? Joy? Reflection? Family? Stress? Shopping? Pressure? Chaos? Is it over yet? For those of us in the western world, Christmas seems to bring quite the hodgepodge of emotions, and conjure a myriad of thoughts and expectations. Particularly in the Pintrest-Crazy Internet Land, it can be easy to succumb to the notion that our homes must spotless, decorated to...

The Best Gifts are the Ones We Don’t Ask For

You’re four today. FOUR. You love Star Wars and big trucks, your sisters and the color green – followed closely by blue and orange. You have a laugh that goes for miles, your joy even farther. You bring energy, life, love, mad-crazy-hugs and a new perspective to this family. As I sit and remember this day unfolding four years ago…the waiting, the wondering, the worrying if we were both going to be...

Midnight Holy Ground

Mother presents me daily with a myriad of lessons. However, the most common – and most painful – is the daily hourly lesson of just how extremely selfish I truly am. Motherhood confronts every natural comfort, desire and longing. It stands in direct contrast to what comes easily to me – serving myself. However, every now and then by grace alone, I am able to get beyond myself and tread on holy...

When Beauty Takes You By Surprise

Have you ever been to a particular place upteenmillion times, and on the upteenmillionandfirst time you go, you notice something absolutely amazing? Something that had been there the whole time but you had been so immersed in you own stuff you had never seen it? I had one such experience recently and it was such a good and valuable reminder for me, I just had to share it with you. Join me today at The Better Mom as...

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