In preparing for our podcast, I have found a treasure-trove of new friends, and Haili is one of them. THIS is Legit Motherhood is a beautiful podcast dedicated to: real and raw motherhood. I listened to my first episode a couple of weeks ago — Episode 17: The Powerful Light in the Darkness of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety — and I cried my eyes out. Continue reading Monday Mention: THIS is Legit Motherhood
If I asked you to make a list of your top five shortcomings, what would they be? Now, if I asked you to list the top five passions/issues that are closest to your heart, what would they be? Isn’t it ironic how parallel the two are? Continue reading What Lack I Yet?
Here I am again with another peanut butter cookie recipe 😬. They are so good, what can I say?! Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: Peanut Butter Monster Cookies
In case you missed it, I whipped out a great graphic (dutifully created in paint by a clear amateur 😂) in Saturday’s post about self-awareness. Being aware of my self-talk has absolutely changed my life, but, particularly in regard to the truths we tell ourselves, there are two podcasts that really inspired this shift. Continue reading Monday Mention: The Joyful Soul Project and The Beauty Coach Podcast
Reading about thought isn’t sexy. I won’t tell you to take immediate action, or make the bold and daring move. But the more I explore identity and progression, the more I encounter the importance of self-awareness and meta-cognition (i.e., thinking about your thinking). Without it, the actions we take can’t bring us the results we’re looking for. To illustrate my point, think for a moment about your own, inner goals. Do you want to deepen your faith in Jesus Christ? Do you want to define and live your healthiest life? Do you want to make big things happen with your writing? In merely deciding you took a crucial first step… Continue reading Self-Awareness and Meta-Cognition: Change Starts From Within, So What Are You Doing About It?
Morning, everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today, on assignment from my dietitian, I am trying to define what “healthy” means for me. How about you? Healthy living can have so many connotations, but the great thing is: you get to decide. What does healthy mean for you? Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: What Does “Healthy” Mean to You?
I want to thank my friends Matt at jesusluvsall and Jacquie at Joy Cottage for tagging me to participate in the 1 Grateful Person Tag. I think this is such a beautiful idea, and I’m so happy to witness its creation. Continue reading 1 Grateful Person Tag ❤
I want to thank Lydia of In His Service and Loving It for nominating me to receive the Versatile Blogger Award. Lydia is kind, abundantly talented, and 17!! She writes wise beyond her years, and I know you will love her. So if you haven’t already met her, please head on over and show her some love. Thank you for seeing this in me, Lydia ❤ . Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award
For the first 5 years of my marriage, I prayed nearly every night that God would let my husband and I die together — preferably of old age, holding hands like the cute couple in The Notebook. I almost feel like I have it too good, like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. I fear loss, and I fear being left behind. But I want to live in faith, not fear. So, I have two questions to pose to you, dear reader: Continue reading Monday Mention + Resilience and Loss Question and Discussion
To be completely honest, I’m truly Americanized at heart. Growing up presented the challenge of being consistently obligated to dance, sing, and learn the language of my heritage. My dad and I didn’t always get along, and, like any self-respecting teenager, I did my best to do the exact opposite of whatever he wanted — a rebellion which I would later regret. Continue reading About Relationships, Polynesia, and Owning Who You Are
I want to thank my friends at jesusluvsall and Herry Chic Counsels for tagging me to participate in the October “What Kind of Pumpkin Are You?” Tag. I had a lot of fun reading their answers as well, so please head on over there if you missed it ❤ . I also want to tag anyone reading this who would like to participate and hasn't yet. October is slowly waning to a close! Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: 🍂 October|“What Kind of Pumpkin Are You?” Tag
I recently heard maybe the most raw podcast I have ever listened to, and I listen to a lot. So, if ever you listen to an episode I recommend, I invite you to listen to this one: Continue reading Monday Mention: About Progress with Monica Packer
Was there a time in your life where you felt God pour straight into your soul? As if He really knew you, He loved you, and He was completely aware of where you were at? If you answered yes, I wonder, is your experience of Jesus’ love a thing of the past? Continue reading Remember Who You Are
Sometimes, you put your kids to sleep; other times, they put you to sleep. Shucks, sometimes nobody sleeps. But one thing is for sure: parenting is a full-time job. Today, I’d like to share with you three tips that I use when the day winds down and the tired/hangry hits our house in full gear. Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: 5 Crunch-time Parenting Hacks for Your Sanity
A couple of weeks ago, my cousin shared a piece of her heart on her page, Brett and Paige Hoping 2 Adopt: “I have never been a patient person. Especially when I can’t see the end in sight. Prayer and Faith have been so important on this 3 1/2 year journey. I’m lucky to have Brett to keep me a little sane! If any of you believe in the power of prayer, we would love it if you threw some good thoughts our way! #prayer #faith #godstiming #trustinHim”
Her sweet request moved me, and, for what little difference it might make, I wanted to give them a special shout-out. Continue reading Monday Mention: Brett and Paige Hoping 2 Adopt