Three Do’s for SPD Parents

“A condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes through the senses.” It was around the time my daughter turned two that she started having meltdowns. For a little while I chalked it up to the “terrible two’s” The more I was unable to pull her out of a meltdown the more I started wondering. It was like she couldn’t see or hear me. Nothing worked. Not even forgetting whatever had happened and just...

Moving Past a Colossal Break Up

It was earth shaking. It stopped you dead in your tracks, made you gasp for air. He was you and you were him. And then, nothing. Emptiness. You don’t know how the pieces fell apart yet you have to pick them up anyways. There’s hope. There’s grace. There’s understanding. It doesn’t happen all at once but it does happen. I looked everywhere for ways to be ok, for reasons from God. I found answers in an article on desiringgod.org written...

Bedtime Essentials

The vast majority of my day is spent taking care of others. I work a full time job and for may years, have been a single mom of two. My days tend to eventually run together, leaving me unable to recall how many times we’ve had spaghetti this week. One thing my kids and I hold on to is what we call our “wind down” time. You see, if you as an adult get lost in the hustle and bustle...

The Bereaved Mother

It’s 5 a.m. As I lay there talking to you and feeling your little kicks I am unaware my world will soon shatter. I can’t wait to hold you, to kiss your cubby cheeks, red with life. Instead I received darkness. Pain and emptiness. Everyday of listening to your heartbeat, singing you songs, rocking us in the chair as you rest safe and sound in my belly; all of it, gone. Sometimes when we encounter pain we block it. To...

Home Buying: Heaven or Hell?

  Can we just take a minute to talk about home buying process!? It’s a gnarly one to say the least. I wanted to include this on the blog to give everyone a compiled list of everything they DON’T tell you when you start this journey. Most know that once you’ve made an offer it takes anywhere from 30 to 45 days until you close. Let me just prepare you for our first little bullet topic. You might be pre-approved...

The Black Mask

We’ve all watched those videos of lady’s taking off their black mask right? We laugh about it and hit that share button! Here recently I got a chance to purchase the black mask at a discounted price through a couple of awesome ladies I know.  The next day I couldn’t wait to try it! I put it to social media sharing a snap of me and my daughter while I had the mask on. Shortly after I had several people...

Choose Compassion

Every mom feels at one point or another that it’s never going to end. The tantrums, the arguing, messes, struggles, stress. I could go on and on about the situations we as moms deal with on the daily. We’ve all read the blog posts or the meme’s right, and thought “That’s so me!” But what about the one’s who it isn’t? What about the mom’s who’d give anything to have all those things I listed above be there everyday norm....

The Harlot Woman

Proverbs 9:13-18 The woman folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town, calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says, “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead...