Motherhood

Are You Pushing Your Kids Too Hard: Why Extracurriculars Don’t Matter THAT Much

A few weeks ago parents were invited to watch the last 10 minutes of dance class. A rare treat. I sat on the floor as my sweet 7 year old performed with her friends. Their dance was beautiful and I was amazed at how in sync they were. I videoed and smiled and held back… Continue reading Are You Pushing Your Kids Too Hard: Why Extracurriculars Don’t Matter THAT Much

Motherhood, My Kids

An Open Letter to My Oldest: Being Your Mother is a Pleasure

I woke up today and my husband told me that it was our oldest daughter's birthday. He says she turns 7 today. And, I just don't understand how this could be true. How can this be real? Seven? Really? But she was just born last week. It was just last week that I rocked her… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Oldest: Being Your Mother is a Pleasure

How to handle it when your partner is a better parent than you are (and why that's not a bad thing). Article available at dianadivulges.com (a blog about REAL motherhood)
Dads, Marriage

My Husband is a Better Mom Than I Am

This morning when my oldest daughter woke up with a stomach ache I was not the one she turned to for comfort. And, I mean, I shouldn't really be surprised since my immediate reaction was to roll my eyes while my husband's was to say, "come lay down with Daddy and I'll rub your back."… Continue reading My Husband is a Better Mom Than I Am

Miscellanous

TV Free Challenge

I have an obsessive personality. It's one of the (many) traits I inherited from my Dad. I remember when I was growing up my dad became absolutely obsessed with whatever he threw himself into for a few months before moving on to the next great thing. My dad has been a: cow rancher, motorcycle enthusiast,… Continue reading TV Free Challenge

Faith, Motherhood

The Missing Ballet Shoe Debacle of 2017

We just got home from a week long family retreat (with Domestic Church) in Arkansas. It was a spiritually renewing week for all of us. Marvin and I especially walked away ready to re-commit to our Domestic Church promises and ready to really put the time in with and for God. Since we've been home… Continue reading The Missing Ballet Shoe Debacle of 2017