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Category: Life

I am a spread thin kinda mom. Do I still love Jesus?

First, let me say that if you clicked on this post because you are a spread thin kinda mom, allow yourself to take a deep breathe. Motherhood is amazing, demanding, miraculous, and tiresome all at the same time. I get it. I’ve been there. I am there-ALL the time. You might be a mom, a wife, a professional, a taxi driver, a chef, a maid, and a personal therapist on a daily…

Homeschool 2017-18 Edition-Our NEW Plan! FREE Download.

It’s August once again, and I am prepping for another school year at Harris Home Academy. We begin on Monday-EEK! This post is a tradition I love. Every year, YOU get a close up on my plan. If you are new to homeschooling, take a deep breathe. You don’t have to do all I am doing. But, this post is meant to fuel you and get those creative juices going…

What Abortion Does to a Man

Guest Post by Dave Wernli Jim couldn’t shake it. He’d had break-ups before. Why is this one so different? Shauna, who he lived with for nine months, had been getting more and more distant. Jim couldn’t figure out why. He tried his best. He bought flowers. He cancelled a fishing weekend. He even talked about his feelings. He did everything he knew she liked. Nothing worked. One day…

It’s a New Season. How Do We Respond?

This post is a little different from many of my posts, but I have had this word burning on my heart. I have to share it with my people. I hope you are encouraged. Isaiah 43:19 is set on repeat in my mind. The New American Standard reads, “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in…

Let’s Talk Chores (10 Ideas for Littles). Responsibility, Humility, & Countercultural?

Whether you are a stay at home parent, working parent, or both, maintaining a clean and tidy home may be difficult. Unless you have a maid service (Congrats, if you do! No judgment here!), cleaning the bathroom isn’t always priority #1. I hear from fellow moms ALL THE TIME that cleaning their home is the hardest “to-do” on the list. Life happens to all of us. I don’t…

I’m Speaking Up For New Moms. 5 Things She Needs From You.

Because of my vocation as a childbirth educator, a homeschooling mom, and just overall professional mom cheerleader, my circle is overflowing with new moms. I love holding their squishy babies and seeing the glow on their faces. The first days and weeks of motherhood are filled with excited faces, congratulations, baby gifts, delivered meals, and baby snuggles. The vast ocean we call parenting beckons another woman. As exciting as this new season is for a…

Do you know how to juggle? Juggling all your roles without dropping “YOU.”

Do you know how to juggle? I have always wanted to know how to juggle, but I just can’t do it. I have tried. I can get those 2 balls going, but the 3rd one trips me up every time. Maybe you do know how to juggle, but can you think of something else besides “don’t drop the balls” while you do it? Try it! It is near impossible…

Becoming the Answer (#3) on Capitol Hill. Discipleship Brings Recovery.

Everything real, deep, and meaningful always happens in the context of relationship. We were all made to be in community. Holy Spirit is faithful to bring healing, breakthrough, and truth in intimacy with Him, but in my experience, it takes a community to walk it out. For women who have suffered from the pain of abortion, community is essential. One of the most difficult obstacles a woman faces after an abortion decision is the choice…

Becoming the Answer (#2). A Radical Adoption Vision.

Have you ever showed up to church on a Sunday morning thinking it just was a regular Sunday, but God had other plans? Have you ever answered a call that sounds so crazy to your mind but your heart is plunging you into it? God has a way of placing us in the right place, at the right time, with the right amount of faith to say, “YES.” This is exactly what He…

God in a Coffee Shop. Thank You!

Thinking about the past few weeks makes me laugh and cry all at the same time. I am thankful. I am overwhelmed. The support many of you have shown towards me as I have only just begun to introduce my first book to the world is humbling. You are amazing! My favorite part about sharing my book in local communities is that I get to hear YOUR story. Already, I have been approached by women…