Clear the Clutter

Clutter. I absolutely H A T E clutter. Yet, as I type, my coffee table is cluttered with folded laundry. The chair next to it is cluttered with more clean, not yet folded laundry.  This type of clutter is ok, since it’ll soon be folded and put away neatly, Konmari style. If you haven’t seen …

Balancing Act

How many times have we been asked, have we asked or have we wondered, how can/do/should we balance it all?  Marriage, motherhood, work, ministry, friendships, etc. The older I get, I have begun to realize that it’s actually NOT about balance, it’s about priority.  You see, balance is holding two things, were the weight is …

Change

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We all have goals. We all have desires. We all want to see that change.  At the start of every year, we jot all these things down, saying that "this is the year!" The year comes and goes, and we have one "check" here and there, and we're back to the same habits, same routines, …

Planning for 2019

My mind is blown!  How is 2019 just a couple of weeks away?!  Where did 2018 go?! I mean, are we really sure we’re going into TWENTY-NINETEEN!!! We were JUST entering 2009 like yesterday 😭 Anyway, since getting married, my husband and I begin planning out our goals, vacations and events for the following year, …

Give Thanks

It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going right; When everyone is doing well and everyone is happy. The last few weeks, God has been showing me that I need to be thankful even when life isn’t going how I want it to. To be thankful, when we’re sick, stressed and overwhelmed with to …

Not Your Average Meal Prepper

Meal prepping has begun! Who loves meal prepping?! Not going to lie... I really don't like it LOL I mean, it's awesome after all is said and done. But in the moment, I'm kind of annoyed by it... am I the only one? *I hope I'm not* 😝 While chopping up these delicious veggies, I …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

The Mommy Diaries

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This morning as I was reading a devotional, I came across this quote I hadn’t heard before. Maybe you have, but it was the first time I’d read it and it really stuck with me.

“Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” -Bil Keane

I’ve been feeling convicted this week, as a mother. My responses to the girls, have been short. I’ve been quick to get angry and quick to speak.

My frustration has been evident. Because I am frustrated, the girls become frustrated. They act out even more and begin to see how far they can go until I really “lose it.” I yell, they scream out back. They don’t seem to listen, but the funny thing is, I never listened to them when they weren’t misbehaving.

I only gave them my full attention when they were…

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This morning as I was reading a devotional, I came across this quote I hadn't heard before. Maybe you have, but it was the first time I'd read it and it really stuck with me. "Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." -Bil …

Maternity Session

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For Mother's Day, my sweet and awesome husband surprised me with a Maternity photo session. I'm so glad he did, because I probably wouldn't have scheduled a session myself and would have probably dragged us all somewhere with a tripod and self-timer haha! They came out lovely and glad we got to capture these beautiful …

Worship Like Jesus

I started reading this book, Adamant by Lisa Bevere and let me tell you, if you haven't already read it... go get it now. It is so so good! Today, I want to share with you a part that has stuck out to me. "We were created in the image of God, and God is spirit. …