When Your Kids Don’t Make You Feel Happy or Fulfilled

"I don't want to have any more children!" I confessed to Jerry late one night. We only had one child at the time. All of those early marriage conversations about adopting and having a large family seemed idiotic and idyllic-reality was just too hard to bear. I had envisioned motherhood in a warm yellow,glowing light [...]

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Don’t Just Survive, Thrive! (Part 2) Feigned Feminism Friday

Modern feminism tells us women that we can/should have it all. We can have it all and there will be no consequence? That’s just not possible. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Basic science. If we have it ALL, we have to maintain it ALL. Modern woman have it all, but [...]

Three Myths About Parenting that Keep us Trapped in Worry and Guilt

"Soul shaping is hard work. Often planting these seeds pushes against your own selfishness. Excellence requires that you cultivate and uphold your own inner standards in a world that makes concessions." I used to think that there were major sins and minor sins. Sins that were outwardly visible or labeled 'bad' were the ones to [...]

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive! (Part 1) Feigned Feminism Friday

What’s the last decision you made completely uninfluenced by others or your circumstances? Do your circumstances define you and confine you? If you had total freedom from other’s opinions, your current circumstances and your erroneous beliefs about yourself, what would that look like? Would you feel freer, act as if you had value? Would you [...]

Connecting While Correcting

Do you feel as if you are always yelling at your children and they just don't listen? Do you feel distant from your children? As if you are wounding their spirit every time you correct? Are you wondering how to navigate this road of parenting without anger? Without that feeling of distance?  Do you want [...]