Because Some Days I Don’t Want To Talk About Motherhood

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This week, I went to the store by myself. I really did. I am sure you must think me pathetic for not making the time in my week, or month, or life to make this happen. I don't expect you to understand. Honestly, I don't. I just wanted to tell … [Continue reading]

Your Husband Needs a Wife, Not Another Mother

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It had been a long time since we held hands.  I missed him and now we were just living out the motions of married life. Not even a hello or a goodbye.  Which would press the air out of my lungs to hear the door close behind him in the morning. He was … [Continue reading]

The Ridiculous Notion That I Have It All Together (a keepin’ it real Monday)

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Ten years ago, when I had "only" six youngin's under the age of 11, and life was smaller, simpler and cleaner than an average day in the woods, I had one of those "AHA," moments. An acquaintance of mine stopped in unannounced to drop something … [Continue reading]

How To See Past The Mess And Into The Miracle

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I am the pile princess. I’ve got kids therefore I’ve got piles. Piles of socks. Balls. Toys. Clothes. Paper (oh my do I have paper piles). Dishes. Laundry. Books. Magazines. Coupons. Pictures. My heart longs to get all this stuff that … [Continue reading]

You Want To Be Brave? Be Real. (I’m not pretending)

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There is a lot of talk about being brave.  A lot. I read it in books, hear it on the radio and listen to this word used in a lot of conversations that concern big decisions, or milestones that could change a life.  A brave woman can change the … [Continue reading]

The Bedtime Battle At Its Best (I can’t get my children to go to sleep at night)

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[Tweet "Don't lose sleep over your bedtime battles. "] Bottom line. Hands down. No kidding my friends. Sleep Deprivation is the number one issue on this planet for desperate mother's. Moodiness. Fatigue. Frustration. Lack of motivation. … [Continue reading]

When Media Abandons You (and you’re left with the Truth)

"I don't want to talk about it. Can I leave the room?"  A topic that is all the buzz around the globe and was brought before my teens this week by sources that I didn't see coming. I wasn't fooled.  She wasn't bothered by the disturbing topics, the … [Continue reading]

A Mother’s Monday Prayer (and a simple plea to go easy on yourself)

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If the weather hadn't warmed up to a grand 29 degrees on that Sabbath morning, I would have stayed right under the warm ivory down comforter with my builder. But, temperatures like this have been nill in these parts for weeks, and it felt like spring … [Continue reading]

Speaking Your Child’s Love Language (learning to love your children for who they are)

The moments that your words are preaching to yourself and not your children. "You need to realize that living in this home is like living in a town." "There are so many people, so many personalities, so many needs, as well as individual … [Continue reading]

When Motherhood Knocks The Stuffing Right Out Of You

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The ten year old mini version of my builder man has a way of getting under my skin. There, I said it. I could dance around the motherhood lingo for hours in a small group or take all of the blame for not getting him. But, the truth in raising a … [Continue reading]