A Car Line Prayer: Ease Anxiety For The Day Ahead

Faith, Resource

School is here!! Anyone else feeling a tad anxious about allowing their little hearts to wander sooo very far from their bodies? This year, my daughter started PreK and while she is calm, cool, and collected about the whole thing, I am a bit emotional. If I could, I would be that mom hanging around […]

August 15, 2018

I’m Not Mom Enough For More Kids

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I need to do a little external processing here. And I figured what better place to do that than with my ETMB tribe? So, I hope you’ll excuse me as I try to work through some rather complicated feelings I have about capping my family at two kids. I have been gifted with the most […]

June 13, 2018

A New Vision for Today


I lay in bed, listening to my son’s happy chatter across the hall. It was 5:14 am. Why was he awake??? I was looking down the barrel of a 16 hour day. My hubby has a track meet today which means I’m flying solo from wake up to bedtime. These are long, hard days. As […]

March 26, 2018

Hulking Out: Recognizing What Triggers Your Anger

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I would never have characterized myself as an angry person before having kids. And I never would have imagined that I would struggle so much with anger as a mom. But three years into parenthood, I am standing before you now and confessing: I am an angry mama. At first, I thought this was my […]

March 12, 2018

When Safety is No Longer the Goal

Faith, Parenthood

I recently read a quote that has lodged itself like a splinter, deep within my heart. Have you ever experienced this? It’s the kind of quote that, as you read it, the Holy Spirit seems to pull out His highlighter and bring it to life. It’s stuck with me for days, a constant source of […]

July 25, 2017

The Mamacino Cold Brew


My youngest, Dub, was sick for the first time this week. It was so miserable seeing my little guy uncomfortable and coughing. Neither of us got much sleep over the last seven nights and I’m afraid I didn’t get much writing in, either. So for today’s post, I humbly offer you my personal recipe for […]

March 16, 2017