Practical advice and helpful tips on navigating the seasons of motherhood.
I was visiting with a friend of mine recently and I saw the greatest idea at her house. I immediately fell in love with the concept and wished I had implemented such a system when my children were younger. I loved it so much, I asked her to write a blog post for us!read more
Each season brings new challenges, sorrows and joys. Keep in mind, as a mom, that God will make everything beautiful in its own time.read more
My challenge to us moms this week is to take some time to examine what’s going on in your child’s world at school- especially when your child acts out, has a change in his/her personality or is not acting like themselves around your home whether in attitude, loss of motivation for homework or acting more disrespectfully.read more
Do you seek people’s approval like I do? Do you want to please your husband, children, parents and friends? The list could go on and on. If you are pursuing others approval, why is that? Are you looking for affirmation that you are doing a good job, are you searching to find your place in the world and if you have others approval then you know you are of worth, or do you just want people to like you?read more
Moms, how many times have you “messed up” in mommy world and then later kicked yourself for reacting the way you did, making a rash decision, or deciding to not believe your child’s alibi and later finding out they were telling the truth? When any of these situations...read more
Okay moms! It’s time for back-to-school! I’m sure half of you reading this TOM are sad that the summer is over, and the other half are thrilled to have the long days come to an end and ready to get a routine back into your life. I always fell in the middle somewhere. I loved summer with the late movie nights, letting the kids sleep until they woke up and having no set schedule. However, after eight weeks, I was ready to get back into a routine.
Here are my tips on gearing up for back to school:read more
Sometimes, I feel like I’m playing tug of war and I’m the rope!read more
One of the biggest challenges I’ve discovered as a mom is when my child and I are not getting along. This battle takes on many forms. It can be when my child is two and is throwing temper tantrums, or when my child is 10 and is not doing their best in school. It can...read more
A mom’s world is busy from sunrise to sunset and sometimes it is hard to find time to spend with God, even with the best intentions. I pray this devotional will help you connect with your Heavenly Father and bring encouragement to you today in your journey of motherhood.read more
If you are one of the BOAW moms that have been in our classes, you know what Clean Your Cup means. It does not mean go into your kitchen and clean all the dirty cups in your sink, or in my case, grab the 10 random cups that are laying around your bedroom/bathroom and clean them. No, we learned that cleaning your cup could be a spiritual exercise, with your cup symbolizing your heart.
As Christians, we are to clean our hearts because over time our spiritual hearts get clogged with sin and—if left unattended—it hinders how we hear from God and love others. This sin may look like criticism, selfishness, arguing, not forgiving someone, or even grumbling.read more