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
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
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
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
When I was around 8 years old my grandpa gave me and my other 3 siblings (that were “old enough”) hammers for Christmas. They were mini claw hammers that were a good size for children to use, and definitely real, effective hammers. I didn’t really know what to do with my hammer, but I was excited … More The hole in the wall
Once upon a time there was a little fairy princess. Her name was Dasiy. But Daisy had never seen a real daisy flower. In fact, the only flowers she had ever seen were the kind that grow on weeds before the weeds turn into thorns. These flowers were colorful, but they didnt smell beautiful … More The Fairy Emotionals
Flylady, my mentor, often writes “You are not behind! I don’t want you to try to catch up; I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?” And I have wondered about that from time to time, but never believed it. For as long as I can remember I’ve felt behind: Behind on … More You are NOT Behind!
A few months ago I found myself stuck in bed with a painful mix of the flu and strep throat. God needed me to slow me down a little so he could teach me some important things. One of the things he taught me was that lately I’ve been talking to much and needing to … More Less Talk, More Love
“And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.” I attended an inspiring mom’s conference in 2016. During one of the lectures a speaker (Kim Schumann?) introduced the idea that praise is the antidote to … More Recieve all things with thankfulness.
This is a story I made up to help my energetic three year old to calm down and sleep at night (Inspired by Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, a book by Susan Perrow). I would rub her legs and head while I told this story. Belle was an energetic, lively and busy horse. She loved … More Belle the Busy Horse