Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Honestly I hate falling into groups of what 'everyone else is doing'. If I was picking a word before it was popular I would have no hesitation this year. But I haven't and it is really very popular among these blogger people to pick a word and despite my inhibitions about joining in with popular … Continue reading Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Settle in for the Long Haul {#wholemama}

It used to be that settling was a bad thing. Settle for second best, settle for a B on a test, settle for the right area to live in. It was an acquiescing of my desires to possibility, ability, or chance. Last time I "settled" I settled for leaning into writing instead of going to … Continue reading Settle in for the Long Haul {#wholemama}

Space to be Whole {#wholemama}

Space to be whole.  I've been wondering lately if I've been leaving myself enough space to be whole. I work to fill each moment of my day with something useful or productive in an attempt to be whole. Reading, cleaning, cooking, shopping, writing, herding my kids. And then the social media habit. Those are probably … Continue reading Space to be Whole {#wholemama}

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson {Book Review}

I have loved all of Sally Clarkson's books I've read. The Ministry of Motherhood, Desperate (with Sarah Mae), The Mission of Motherhood, and Own Your Life are books that I will go back to over and again. Own your life was one of those books I wanted to absorb as quickly as possible while at the same time … Continue reading Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson {Book Review}

New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

This December I read Ann Voskamp's advent devotional called, The Greatest Gift and really enjoyed it. At first I thought I enjoyed it in spite of my burnt out exhaustion with life and striving, but now looking at all my favorite lines in one place I realize i enjoyed it more because of those feelings … Continue reading New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

Kindness on the Homefront

So the words have been stuck in my head lately. Just stuck. Do you know what I mean? I have some topics all lined up that are interesting to me and make me want to write them, but waiting til I know what and how to write them somehow also becomes part of that game. … Continue reading Kindness on the Homefront

Simplify: Dishes.

For a while now one of the biggest problems I've had with keeping my house presentable is the kitchen. The dishes. They drive me crazy. One would think I could just do it gradually and be fine...but it always feels so overwhelming. I started thinking about what was hard about keeping the kitchen clean. And … Continue reading Simplify: Dishes.