Daily Brave {#wholemama}

I am not brave. But then I am. I play it safe sometimes, but then big decisions and little alike push me past my tolerance and I move ahead: Brave and trembling. Willing or not. I push ahead and fear pushes back. I win and lose, but then it's really winning. As long as I … Continue reading Daily Brave {#wholemama}

I Wish He Was A Little More. . . . {Shawna Scafe for #wholemama}

By Shawna Scafe ----- I’ve read that we start parenting our children before they are yet born. We give them little nicknames - usually based around produce type and fetal size. We joke about them kicking us like soccer players and essentially put into life little ideas we have of their soon-to-be revealed persona. Then … Continue reading I Wish He Was A Little More. . . . {Shawna Scafe for #wholemama}

Not an Emergency and ‘Brave Enough’ by Nicole Unice {book review}

After listening to me freak out for an afternoon (off and on mind you) when I was on my way out the door, my sister says "You're doing great. And remember life is not an emergency." It is so easy to get into crazy mommy mode trying to do all the things, control all the behaviors, … Continue reading Not an Emergency and ‘Brave Enough’ by Nicole Unice {book review}

Hide // Five Minute Friday

It's all too easy for me to hide. In fact, I don't have to work at it or even seem like I'm hiding.  I hide my hiding from everyone. Sometimes even myself.  Stress, anger and other emotions can be hidden behind a smile. Whether it goes to the eyes or not, people want to believe … Continue reading Hide // Five Minute Friday

The world’s not in charge of me. 

  It's amazing how much a two day conference can wear you out. I took a long nap yesterday. Plus a short nap actually. And a long nap again today. I finally feel back to normal energy levels.  Also: coming home from two days without your kids is hard. Reentry can be killer. We resorted to netflix. That … Continue reading The world’s not in charge of me. 

What I’m Into | March 2015

March just soared on by in a mix of blue skies, warm afternoons, and chilly mornings. I love having the warmer weather back as it is always good for my spirit and sense of well-being. It was a fun and good month. I've been reassessing, rearranging and reprioritizing so many things and ideas. Spring is here … Continue reading What I’m Into | March 2015

Brave and Bold. 

"Bravery comes from God-given, God-sized faith." - Jennie Allen, on Instagram today.  Sometimes I feel like I hold back only because I'm afraid of what will happen if I don't. Other times I feel like I hold back because I do not know the steps to take to get to where I'm meant to be after … Continue reading Brave and Bold. 

Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs {Book Review and Giveaway}

Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Haveby Annie F. Downs I really wanted to like this book. And I did somewhat. In Let's All Be Brave, Annie F. Downs tells some amazing stories of how God has led her through each stage of life and how she just had to be brave. … Continue reading Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs {Book Review and Giveaway}