We are tired. We are weary. This past year has been nothing that any human being has ever seen. While there have been beautiful moments and beautiful lessons learned, it has been at the cost of sadness and loneliness along the way. As I have sat and watched the unfolding of America over the past… Continue reading The Influence I Have
Passover with Littles
One of our families favorite traditions is the celebration of Passover by having a Seder dinner. Growing up in a Baptist family, this was not an event that was celebrated. It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered the RICHNESS of celebrating this beautiful event. The tradition of Passover comes from God's rescuing… Continue reading Passover with Littles
The Unexpected Homeschool Family
We are months into this homeschool journey. If you would have asked me 5 years ago where I would see myself, it would NEVER have been as a homeschool momma. The typical homeschool stereotype ran wild through my head. This coming from a homeschool kid myself, I knew I was not doing that to my… Continue reading The Unexpected Homeschool Family
A Reader is Made
CS Lewis said, “Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” I read this quote when my Audrey was very young. I have always been a reader to my children. There is nothing in this world that fills my heart… Continue reading A Reader is Made
When Parents Win
Writing this post was not on my “soon in the future” list. That is until God brought so many clear and direct instructions that we, as parents, have to address this issue. I was honored to spend last week attending a conference for children’s leaders. I went with one of my very dear friends, and… Continue reading When Parents Win
The Complete List of Summer Fun!
“Remember, it's not the amount of money, but the time you spend with your kids doing things together that's going to count in the end. And whenever you can do that for free, it's a great bonus!” ~ Mary Hunt~ City of Monroe: First Friday Concert Series and fun events like Storytime, Guest Appearances… Continue reading The Complete List of Summer Fun!
Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away. A day when we recognize all that mothers do, because, let’s get real, it is mostly unseen. It is the middle of the night cuddles when your preschooler wakes from a nightmare, the late night grocery store run when you realize there is nothing for the kids… Continue reading Celebrating Mom
Living with Delight
A few weeks ago, I was having coffee with one of my dearest friends. During our conversation, between the catching up on life and giving little ones more snacks, she said something so profound it stopped me in my tracks. She said, “Jess, I don’t want to live for bedtime. I don’t want my kids… Continue reading Living with Delight
Joy In It All
My heart is overflowing with thankfulness for all God has been doing in my life and our family these past few months. Since the beginning of the fall, God has been intentionally pursuing me and asking me what am I seeking? What is my goal? I have had countless conversations with young moms who feel… Continue reading Joy In It All