The Better Mom

Learning to Curb my Temper in Motherhood

You guys, I struggle with being a grumpy mom. That’s a nice way of saying that I tend to snap quickly and ask questions later when I’m dealing with my children; particularly when I’m tired and/or stressed. So, basically the past 2 years of our lives. However, I’m taking steps, along with the Spirit’s help,… Continue reading Learning to Curb my Temper in Motherhood

Faith · Life Lessons · The Better Mom

What Anxiety and a Buffalo Taught me About Grace

It has taken a long time for me to feel comfortable talking about my struggles with anxiety publicly. Who am I kidding, I’m still not comfortable with it, but I believe that what God has taught me and used to encourage me in my journey may just be exactly what you need to hear in… Continue reading What Anxiety and a Buffalo Taught me About Grace

The Better Mom

A Season for Everything: Including Self-Grace

Have you been running yourself ragged for too long, mom-friend? Have you been beating yourself up, berating your own tenancies and characteristics like a bootcamp sergeant? Are you feeling worn out, beat up and stomped on…mainly by your own doing? Perhaps, like me, you’re in a season of needing to be tender with yourself, extending… Continue reading A Season for Everything: Including Self-Grace

The Better Mom

The Greatest Competition that Never Was

I sat in the waiting room babbling away to the woman next to me in the adorable outfit and impeccable hair with her babe laid to her breast. I don’t know why I felt the need to explain to the woman next to me why my baby was drinking from a bottle. I wanted her… Continue reading The Greatest Competition that Never Was

Advent · Christmas · Faith

When JOY Seems Lost

Lights twinkle white and rainbow in windows, on trees, stores and street lights, and one words seems to be on everyone’s lips. We sing songs about it, pose our kids with cardboard letters of it, and plaster smiles on our faces as we spread Christmas cheer near and far. JOY Yet, maybe it all feels… Continue reading When JOY Seems Lost

Faith

When You Can’t See God in Your Story

Have you ever felt like even though you’re doing all the right things, God seems glaringly absent in your daily life? Does it seem no matter how hard you work, things just don’t seem to get better and the outlook seems bleak? I have so been there, friend. I want to encourage you, though, that… Continue reading When You Can’t See God in Your Story

Faith · Family

Midnight Holy Ground

Mother presents me daily with a myriad of lessons. However, the most common – and most painful – is the daily hourly lesson of just how extremely selfish I truly am. Motherhood confronts every natural comfort, desire and longing. It stands in direct contrast to what comes easily to me – serving myself. However, every… Continue reading Midnight Holy Ground