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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…

Between My House and My Mailbox

Every day at about 1:30 pm I step outside my front door, walk over the dirty baseball cleats on my porch, and navigate myself through the landscaped jungle to my mailbox. My big kids are either outside playing or watching a movie on a rainy day. My baby is still singing in her crib to keep herself from napping. With everyone occupied, I go to check the mail. On the sunny days I let…

Are you in danger of developing the mommy brain?

Did you know that 4 quarts equal 1 gallon and 2 pints equal 1 quart? The Gallon Man on my wall reminds me of this very useful information every morning as I prepare delicious meals for my children (or not so delicious meals). He stares at me with his kid drawn eyes daring me to learn more. He reminds me that I am a mom. He reminds me that I am a stay at home…

In with the Old…Kindness.

I know I am a bit late to the party, but is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I can not believe that it is 2016. Where are the years going? I LOVE the beginning of the year. It always feels like a new start of a great adventure and a new season. I love dreaming about what the year will behold. This year, I started daydreaming about all 365 days I have…

Our Homeschooling Day of Wonder Through the Magical Land of Narnia.

“Mom, can we PLEASE read the rest of Narnia?” This was the question I woke up to on a rainy, cloudy, and regular old Tuesday in the Harris home this week. Homeschooling plans were set. Books were ready to go and awaiting us after cereal, eggs, and whatever else we could catch & gather for breakfast found their way to our hungry bellies. My plans were set, but the pleading continued. “Mom…

Fun with friends last night…God Made YOU!

As my weekend of soccer games is about to start, I am taking a minute to reflect on my night last night. I joined my mommy friends at a MOPs meeting! I was so honored to be the speaker, speaking on “Balancing Being You, A Mom, and A Wife.” I learned so much from the other ladies and left encouraged! The night reminded me of how valuable I really am in the eyes…

8 Keys to Successful Leadership In Your Home

Recently, I have found myself in several new leadership roles. It is exciting but terrifying at the same time. The more I study the scriptures, the more I realize that leadership is not glamorous. Like not at all. When I read about our greatest example of leadership, Jesus, it humbles me to know that leadership is about, going low. It is NOT about being at the top. Regardless of what kind of leadership role I…

6 Keys to Living a Disciplined Lifestyle As a Mom

Living a disciplined lifestyle can be hard. It just is. Then, we add babies to the mix and WOW. How do we do it? I have truly struggled with this in my life. I am a very disciplined person, so I expected this to come easy for me when kids came a long, but boy was I wrong. I have ridden the roller coaster. Just when I would get in a good groove, I would…

An Honest Confession & 6 Potty Training Keys for Success

Just as I promised, here is my personal potty training 101 course for a 3 year old little boy. I can only pray that my last 3 weeks of pain will not go in vain. Yes, I am being a little dramatic I know, but please let’s all learn from my experience. First I must confess something to you. As much as I love my son to the moon and back, potty-training…

A Challenge to Stay At Home…I came out of Hibernation

The weather man says it is 60 degrees and sunny. This momma says, “halleluigh.” Snowfall after snowfall brought days inside and more days inside. I love my kids, but sometimes you just have to get out and see the world, have an adult conversation, and get some vitamin D. This winter has been full of coloring, board games, homeschooling, and movies. It has been good to have family time, slow down, and breathe…