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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…

A Letter to American Women Who Are Angry. An Excerpt From My Book.

The past few days I have not stopped thinking about you. I see the pictures from the recent Women’s March in DC and it brings me to tears. To be honest with you, I did not attend the march for several reasons that I will not get into now. One of the main reasons I did not attend is because I am not angry. I left anger, my former companion, many years ago…

Becoming the Answer in Haymarket, VA. Carried To Full Term.

  Last week I had the pleasure of spending my evening in a home I have come to adore. Carried to Full Term’s Haymarket House is not only an outwardly beautiful house in a quaint little city, it is a house of beauty, joy, second chances, and mercy on the inside. Pregnant mothers over the age of 18 are invited to live in the house and begin a program that helps them adjust…

My New Book! EEK!

I am excited to announce… 2016 began with a dream in my heart that slowly became a reality. I found myself dreaming a dream that completely terrified me; nevertheless, I decided to jump in with both feet. For the last 8 years, I have had pieces of a book sitting on my computer. I knew one day I would have the opportunity to share it with you, but I had NO idea how that…

A Letter to Those Who Forgive Me the Most…I am Thankful.

To Those Who Forgive Me the Most, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for your mercy in the moments when I unwisely choose not to have patience with you. I am thankful for your kindness when I get down on my knees with a tear in my eye to say, “I am sorry”… again. I am thankful that you see the good in me. You see God in me. You…

5 Survival Tips: For the End…of Daylight Savings Time

Oh daylight savings time, how my household of littles loves you. NOT! The end of daylight savings time is a day for early morning rises. 6 little feet come running into our room at an ungodly hour. Sweet faces turn their heads in confusion at our refusal to start the day. If you have kids, you KNOW what I am talking about. While it seems that everyone else gets to celebrate the extra hour of…