Why I hated the Proverbs 31 Woman

Why I hate the Proverbs 31 Woman #proverbs31woman #findingmyfaith #hateproverbs31woman #learningtolovehowgodmademe #creatingalegacy #havingalifeofpurpose #notperfectbutloved #iamenough

I hated the Proverbs 31 Woman.  In many ways, she has destroyed my self-esteem, and in some ways, I feel like she has destroyed my life.

I’ve attended church my entire life. You can count on women being talked about on only a few occasions. Mother’s Day, being subject to her husband and the perfect woman of Proverbs 31.

I’m not here to argue about what a woman’s place is in life, society, her marriage, or her…

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Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers

Develop your hidden mom powers

You, yes, I’m talking to you. You have hidden powers; did you know that? When you became a mom, God put them in you, and I’m so thankful He did. Being a mom is a lot of work and not just physically either. I’ve been a mom for almost 20 years and I’m here to help you Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers, one blog post at a time.Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers

What is a Mom Power

You know that moment when you pick up your crying baby and he immediately stops?…

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9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks About

9 Dirty Secrets of Post Partum Recovery No One Talks About

There are so many things that are still taboo I this day and age. You would think with this “open mind” “being real” world that there wouldn’t be, but there is. People will only be real with as comfortable as they are with sharing their lives. I an effort to be more open with you and to help you not feel alone I the struggle of being a Mama, I’ve decided that since I just had baby number 7, maybe it was time for me to share some of my 9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks…

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Stay at Home Moms Thriving Not Just Surviving

Stay at Home Moms Thriving Not Just Surviving

When I began my blog a year ago I kind of knew where I wanted it to go, but nothing was solid. I wondered around writing about things that interested me, but nothing stuck. A few months ago, I worked through a workbook that helped me define my passion and purpose. My passion and purpose came down to ONE THING, helping stay at home moms. You, who are reading this right now, my passion, my purpose is to help YOU. This is why I created a Facebook group just with YOU in mind. It is called Stay At Home…

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Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

This is baby number 7 for me. I’m not a doctor, but I would consider myself experienced at having babies. You could say this isn’t my first rodeo. I know every pregnancy is different, but many things will be the same. There are things that almost every woman faces in her 3rd trimester. I’m sharing my Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester.Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

Why is the 3rd Trimester Different?

The biggest thing affecting you during the first trimester the biggest hurdle is…

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How to Have an Excellent Family Photo

How to have an excellent family photo

We recently had a family photo shoot. I hate having my picture taken, and family pictures are so stressful. Beyond my own expectations, there are expectations of family members that just add to the weight of everything. We haven’t had a photo shoot in a studio in years. Some of my kids can’t deal with the stress, and pressure of the environment, so we have taken to having out door family pictures. While this has helped, it is still not ideal. It makes for a long day, but we have found a few secrets along the way for How…

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How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity

How quiet time saves your sanity

By the time my children are done with lunch, I’m at my whits end. I’m so tired of the constant noise, the constant questions, and the constant chatter. Did I say constant enough? I do have a 3-year-old girl and 21-month-old boy. The noise had reached such a point today that it made it hard for my teens to focus on anything. I knew it was time for Quiet Time. You see in our house How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity.How quiet time saves your sanity

What is Quiet Time?

For some members of…

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Marriage is Amazing

Today, we are concluding the series How I make my Marriage great, which was initiated with 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing! Heidi from Grow Family Love is closing us out with amazing advice I was blessed to meet Heidi on a Facebook group and we immediately connected. She was shy at first about guest posting at first, but thankfully she said yes. I have to agree with her Marriage is Amazing!

Marriage is Amazing!

I’ve been married to my soul mate for 17 years. We were married after just 3…

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A Great Marriage is a Choice

A great marriage is a choice

Today we have Dawn from Just Doing My Best, talking about how she makes her marriage great. This is part 3 of my series How I Make My Marriage Great, which started with 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing. Dawn comes from a different perspective of the past two writers being over 40. In fact, that is exactly what her blog is about. How to be fabulous over 40. I know it is something personal to me being almost 41 myself. It is so nice to have someone who is at the…

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From Near Separation to Marital Bliss

From near separation to marital bliss

After the success of my post about 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing, I thought it would be a great topic to talk about a little further. Instead of just hearing from me, I thought it would be wonderful to hear from others how they make their marriage great. Today, Alexis from Alexis Donkin will be telling us how she went From Near Separation to Marital Bliss.

In 2013, my husband and I began one of the most difficult times in our married life. It began when he lost his job and I was 7…

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