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Why You Love Being a Mom

Why do you being a mom? Many times, we talk about the hard parts of being a mom.  The endless diapers and wipes, sleepless nights, sibling rivalry, piles of laundry, sassy teens, and goodness, what in the world am I serving for dinner tonight? Sometimes we need a shake […]


Give Yourself This Gift for Mother’s Day

What gift could you give yourself this Mother’s Day? I’m sure a Nordstrom gift card or endlessly refillable Starbuck’s coffee cup sound pretty nice! But perhaps even sweeter is the gift of perspective.  My friend Jessie Seneca has raised girls from “diaper to diamond” and she’s written a new bo […]


Video: The Weight of Honor

It’s been a little over a week since you were honored for Mother’s Day.  If you need a little pick me up, you can watch this message I d on Mother’s Day at my home church, Bonita Valley Community Church in Bonita, CA. It’s titled The Weight of Honor.  It’s […]


Mother’s Day Celebrations

Each year my kids grow older (3, 6 and 8), the Mother’s Day celebrations keep getting better and better it seems.  I can’t think of anything to top the essay my oldest Ethan wrote about “Why My Mother Deserves the Prize for Mother of the Year.” First of all, his writing was interesting and clever.  I […]


10 Reasons Why I Love Being a Mom

This morning, my son Ethan asked James with great sincerity, “Do you like being a dad?” James belted out, “I LOVE BEING A DAD!” I that brief interaction that means so much.  When we as parents what we do, we pass that positive expectation on to our kids.  By […]


Mother’s Day Craft Favorites

Wow, the kids really outdid themselves this year for Mother’s Day!  Kudos to their wonderful teachers at school and church for helping them make these masterpieces.  Lo at my beautiful yellow corsage made by Ethan!  I wore it to church proudly on Mother’s Day.  My ice cream card from Ethan […]


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day dear friends! I must admit I am coming into this Mother’s Day weary.  I’m feeling the weight of all those “mommy” “mommy” “mommy”‘s uttered during the week. Parenthood is not for the faint of heart! So I’ve been asking the Lord – help me to be […]