Struggles of a Stay at Home Mama

My oldest daughter turned 4 a couple of months ago. FOUR! I can’t believe it! It has been an amazing 4 years and I honestly don’t know how we ever lived without her. As I reflect on her past 4 years of life, I also can’t help but think about what those 4 years mean for me. They mean that I have been at home for 4 years. That is absolutely mind blowing to me. I never thought that I[Read more]

5 essentials for a functional entryway

  When we moved into our home, I knew the one thing that I needed to create in our space was an entryway. I love functionality in a home, and an entryway serves that specific purpose. We have lived in our small home for 4 years now and I just now feel that our entryway is serving its functional purpose. It took me a while to figure it out! Haha but now when we walk into our home, everything doesn’t[Read more]

Goal Setting for 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, it has me reflecting on this past year. I’ve never been big on setting a New Year’s resolution. For 2017, I really just wanted to focus on a specific word that I wanted to stick with me throughout the year. The word I chose to focus on was joy. I had so much to be joyful about in 2017 and I didn’t want to forget that. For 2018, I want to try[Read more]

3 Life Lessons After Miscarriage

As I sit here, a month after my rainbow baby turned 1, I can’t help but think of the emotional struggle I have had the past few months. As her birthday approached, I couldn’t help but feel a bit sad. And I felt guilty because I felt sad. And to be honest, I was also a bit confused. But then I realized the root of my sadness. On the night before her birthday, after I nursed her and put her[Read more]

3 Scriptures on Allowing God to Conquer Your Fears

Fear. Such a simple, yet powerful 4 letter word. As a little girl, I was riddled with fear. I remember I used to fret over many things: was my mom going to forget to pick me up from daycare, would we really run out of water because of the drought they were talking about on the news, might someone try to take me while we were at the store, would my parents get into a car accident on their way[Read more]

DIY entryway hook station

We have been doing some home improvement projects in our house over the past couple of months. Well, really this past year! Haha somehow it feels like our house is a never ending project, but that’s okay because that’s just how I like it. We really have been redoing the whole of the living room, so because of that our entryway area was in shambles. Previously, I had a large shelf with hooks in our entryway which I loved. But[Read more]

3 ways to cope with stress during seasons of change in your life

  With the weather changing (yes, it finally feels a little like fall in Texas) it has me reflecting on the changing seasons in our lives. We recently entered this new season of life now that we have 2 children. The transition hasn’t been easy, but it hasn’t been as hard as we expected either. And now that my dad’s surgery is over and done with, it also got me thinking of the new season that we are entering now[Read more]

DIY Halloween Teacher Appreciation Gift

Our oldest started a 2 day a week preschool program this fall, so as you can imagine we are experiencing a full round of firsts this year. It’s her first time being away from me during the day for more than a couple of hours in the care of someone other than family. Her first time eating lunch away from mama. The first time she tries to take a nap somewhere else other than home without mama there. And her[Read more]

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4 Tips For The Overwhelmed Mama

Have you ever had one of those days where you just think “Well,this day is completely done and it’s only 10am!”? I HAVE! A LOT! In fact, just last Friday I had one of those days. My husband came home and I told him “I completely failed at being a mom today.” He quietly laughed and said “I’m sure it wasn’t that bad!” But he was wrong, it was that bad. Well, at least it felt like it in the moment.[Read more]

5 Psalms That Teach You About God’s Greatness

So my post from a couple weeks ago on 3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God, did extremely well on my blog. I got great feedback from people. So I decided to do another post on other amazing scriptures you can find throughout the book of Psalms. Last week was a whirlwind of emotions. My dad went in for a procedure on his heart to see if he needed to have a stint put in. The doctor was sure that he[Read more]