What 18 Moms Wish They Knew Before Launching Adult Children

Launching adult children is hard. It can feel like a part of you is walking right out of the house and into the world. As moms, our minds race with all the things that we didn’t teach them, all the crafts we didn’t make, all the times we weren’t patient, all the...

13 Books for Every Season of Life in Marriage and Parenting

Life is an adventure, isn’t it? (That’s definitely an understatement!) At some point or another, we all need some support through the highs and lows of what the journey of life includes. Sometimes you find yourself in circumstances you never expected. Your...

When Your Heart Breaks for Your Child

Dear fellow parent, Today I want to share a letter with you for those days when the weight of your heart feels heavy for your children. For the days when you can’t help but feel like their life is turning out in heartbreaking ways. For the days when the...

3 Perfect Fall Recipes You Should Try

One of my favorite summer activities is gardening! It’s become one of my favorite empty nest hobbies to watch the plants and flowers bloom and grow. They make the perfect backdrop while enjoying summer evenings on our porch. Now that the seasons are changing,...

6 Tips for Launching Your Adult Children

As our kids launch into adulthood and start taking control over their own life decisions, it can be tempting to “open the wisdom floodgates” and try to cram for their entrance into the world. We start thinking of all the things we haven’t taught them yet. Are they...

Replacing Lies with Truth

What goes on between our ears can cause us more problems than we even realize. There’s a very good reason the Bible tells us to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). Too often, we let our thoughts go out of control, fueling a wildfire of fear and anxiety,...

A Mama’s Heart: An Open Letter to Moms

Dear mama, Thinking back, I remember the days each of my children joined our family like it was yesterday. The excitement. The fear. The love. The anxiousness. The unknown. I’m sure you do as well. For our biological children, I remember the hospital. I remember...

A Morning Routine for a Connected Marriage | #MarriageMonday

In the past, we have shared about some shifts we have made to our evening routine to feel better connected in our marriage. We thought it’s about time we talk about better connecting in the morning as well! The mornings are such an important part of the day for...

An Empty Nest Mom’s Guide to College Kids Coming Home For Break

We mamas are all about nest-building. Once the stick turned blue or the adoption papers were filed, most of us started getting ready for our new family member. We assemble the nursery, fill dresser drawers, start scrapbooking, and adjust nearly every aspect of our...

How I Lowered My Cholesterol Naturally By Almost 200 Points

It is possible to live a healthy lifestyle, and I want to share my journey with you today. In 2013, a breast cancer diagnosis turned my world upside down. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation did a number on my body. So when I got to the other side of my treatment, I...

16 Truths About Who You Are From the Bible

What do you talk to yourself about the most? Do you feel like you’re internally comparing your kids with others in their class? Do you reflect on frustrations with your spouse? Do you just try to mentally “check out” after days that feel too busy?...

When Having Adult Children is Harder Than You Expected

Adjusting to having adult children, and eventually adjusting to a fully-empty nest, was a journey for me. It is for most of us. I’ve now had the opportunity to launch children into adulthood five times. Watching each of our little birds fly out of the nest has been a...