How to be a Great Mom: Post 2- The Journey began horizontally

I grew up believing that I didn’t have time for anything. I believed I was messy. I believed I was irresponsible and I was really bad at finishing things. And I believed it wasn’t my fault. As a young adult I complained a lot about how hard and messy life was and that I didn’t … More How to be a Great Mom: Post 2- The Journey began horizontally

How to be an Great Mom: Post 1- The Question

As the second oldest of nine children, people said to me “You help your mom so much! You’re going to be such a great mom.” “You’ve had so much experience. Parenting is going to come easy for you.” My plan for my future included beautiful, well behaved children wearing cute clothes and darling hairstyles. They … More How to be an Great Mom: Post 1- The Question

Chasing Rabbits

Leslie Householder spoke at a retreat I attended last week and she shared with us her life story that led to success in life and achieving her dreams. When she and her husband married they were young, poor college students, but when they got married they decided they wanted her to be a stay at … More Chasing Rabbits

Choosing Happy

At a retreat I recently attended Hank Smith compared the happiness we feel in life to The Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh, which is the most expensive painting in the US. Hank said “Happiness isn’t one big thing you do- it’s about a million tiny brush strokes. It’s the tiny, mundane things that … More Choosing Happy