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“…..And Rest” By J.E. Berry

2017-03-27T01:51:49+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Jade Berry|

Wailing screams bouncing across the airwaves of the living room to the beat of running feet, always takes the blood pressure to a new level. It’s the fourth time in the last five minutes that you’ve called out for the crazy to calm down and it seems like all they hear is a Peanuts parent [...]

A Legacy Remembered by Michelle Lynn Senters

2017-03-02T20:23:08+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Michelle Lynn Senters|

I remember my Grandmother’s hands, prayerfully working through the beads of her beloved rosary. Her familiar voice, hushed in earnest reverence, whispered words of both love and petition. Having grieved the deaths of her fiancé and three husbands, and suffered through several bouts of cancer, her deep companionship with God was well-earned. On her last [...]

Practical Solutions for Stressed-Out Moms by Karol Ladd

2017-02-27T19:00:38+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Karol Ladd|

Whoever said, “The more you grow up, the less you blow up,” never met a stressed-out mom. I always thought I would be a self-controlled mother, but when I had kids of my own, my utopian theories flew out the window. Honestly, motherhood stretches us in ways we never knew were possible. It’s the toughest [...]

Picture Not-So-Perfect by Jenny Reese Clark

2017-02-10T18:39:28+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Jenny Reese Clark|

I cut out the final keyword from my son’s classroom assignment and couldn't hide my excitement to be so actively engaged. Because I'm limited in the amount of time that I get to spend with him, a joint science project effort seemed like one of the easiest and most natural ways for us to grow [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day by Stacie Poythress

2017-02-10T18:37:25+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Stacie Poythress|

Often for Valentines, I remind parents (and myself) to focus on the love of God, the love of family, the love of friends and the love of our children – not just romance.   It just seems that on this holiday, there is so much focus on romantic love that families need to be reminded that [...]

Your New Normal: Undefeated by Laura Polk

2016-12-01T16:57:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Laura Polk|

They say there’s nothing more powerful than a mama bear. I beg to differ. In my years as a single mom, I’ve met many others just like me. Women who have gone through great loss, enormous pain, and likely humiliation as they’ve stepped into the role of single mother. I’ve watched with awe as over [...]

Better Together by Jill Savage

2017-01-23T14:47:45+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Jill Savage|

We mom better when we mom together. It took me many years to learn that truth. I, like many other moms, carried friendship baggage from middle school relationships gone bad. To be honest, I had more “guy friends” than “girlfriends” growing up because I found guy friendships to be much less complicated that female friendships. [...]