Motherhood

3 Steps to Help Deal with Screen Addictions in Your Family

3 Steps to Help Deal with Screen Addictions in Your Family

As I squeezed into the middle seat on the plane, I whispered a thank you to the Lord for a seat between two quiet souls. The woman to the left of me was happy to read her kindle and the 20-something guy to the right was completely absorbed by his video game. At first, I thought that was a good thing, as I could focus on my work without interruption. I was wrong. The music from the game was playing loud enough in his earbuds for me to be able to hear pretty much all of it, including the shooting. I’m…

Mothering with Eternity in Mind

Mothering in Faith with an Eternity Mindset

How do you handle releasing your children into God’s hands? With four teenagers, I’m currently being challenged more than ever before to release my children into God’s hands as they step into situations in which I can not assure their safety, control their decisions, nor guarantee the outcome of their experiences.   It’s such a stark contrast to the early years of motherhood when my entire focus was about ensuring safety, protection, and provision.  As my sister says, “We just need to bubble wrap them.” If only! Bubble wrap might prevent a bruise or break, but it can’t save a…

How to Create Family Culture

How to Create Family Culture

I’m excited to introduce you to a brand new podcast and ministry, The Family Culture Project, started by my friend, coaching client, and More to Be contributing writer, Kimberly Amici. She and her husband have come together to equip you in developing a family culture that resonates with your values and vision for your family. On this episode of The Family Culture Project Podcast, Kim and I chat about what to do when you’re spouse is not on board — meaning, what happens when you are pushing for a particular kind of culture but your spouse isn’t seeing things quite the…

Letting Go of Being a Good Enough Mom

Letting Go of Being a Good Enough Mom

Would it help if I gave you permission to let go of what you think this calling of motherhood should look like to embrace the reality of what it is? From where I stand 18 years into this journey, I can see God’s transforming work not only in me but also my legacy — He’s changed me along with my philosophy of motherhood and the way I go about “momming.” As moms, we get to fulfill outrageously necessary responsibilities — some that we’ll love and some we’ll hate, some that will require more of us and others less. Yes, motherhood can…

No More Angry Mom

How I Stopped Being an Angry Mom

There was a time in my motherhood journey when I thought I would never be able to see the day when angry didn’t define me. Angry was my identity. Irrational was my guilt. Banshee was my shame. It seemed that no amount of prayer, Bible study, or church-going would ever make a difference. It didn’t matter if I started every day in the Word and begged God to give a gentle and quiet spirit. There was no change in the temperament of my soul.   I might start off on the right foot with my mind set on being a kind and…

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