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]

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]

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]

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]

3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God

  Trust. Why is it so hard for all of us? I’ll tell you why because we’ve all been hurt, we’ve all been let down. Trust is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. And trusting God is on a whole ‘nother level. It is something that I am continually studying out and reflecting on in my time with God. The number one place in my Bible that I turn to when it comes to trust is the[Read more]

What Loss Can Teach You About Life

In my first post, I shared our story of experiencing 2 miscarriages in the span of 6 months. This was the most difficult time in my life. And I often find that when I reflect on difficult times in my life, I can correlate them with periods of growth. So I wanted to do a post on the 3 most important things I learned through my grief. How to fight Boy did I have to learn how to fight during[Read more]

Confessions of A First Time Blogger

Hey there, I’m Amanda and this is my blog. Well, duh! To be honest, I really am not sure what I should be blogging about for my first time. I’ve been doing A LOT of research over the past few months on starting a blog; been getting a lot of advice from people who have been there before. But I have a confession, I still have absolutely NO idea what I am doing. Some places said not to write a[Read more]