When You're Waiting for the Dream Job

When You’re Waiting for the Dream Job

Back in February, a friend of mine text me with a job opening. I looked at the description and the company, and had to work really hard to NOT drop everything I was doing to go work on an application. (In this case, dropping everything included a baby in the bathtub so staying put was…

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Wood Watches for Father’s Day with JORD

Remember my wood watch from JORD I shared about last month? When I showed Duff the first time, he immediately said he wanted one too. And I said what my baby wants, my baby gets. Naturally. So now we have matching watches. It’s basically the cutest thing since that video of those pandas clinging to…

5 Ways We're Talking to Our Kids After the Gorilla Disaster

5 Ways We’re Talking to Our Kids After the Gorilla Disaster

If you’ve been on social media at all in the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard about THE GORILLA. The internet went CRAZY over this story. Some are outraged that Harambe’s life was taken. Some insist that the gorilla wouldn’t harm the child. Most, it seems are quick to blame the mother, and some are…

Stitch Fix Summer Giveaway!

Summer Stitch Fix Review and a HUGE GIVEAWAY ($700 Stitch Fix Gift Card!)

I always love writing Stitch Fix reviews but this one has a little extra UMPH. Like, $700 worth of umph. That’s right, I’m joining with other Stitch Fix lovers to bring one of YOU a $700 Stitch Fix gift card. WUT. I know. You can enter at the end of this post. My friend Sarah…

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The Migraine Experience with Excedrin®

It always seems to happen on Sundays. As a pastor’s wife with three young kids, EVERYTHING seems to happen on Sundays. Someone gets a stomach bug an hour before church starts; or someone spikes a fever; or in the case of this past week: someone wakes up with a black eye. What?? (Use as directed.)…

When You Aren't the PTO Mom You Expected to Be

When You Aren’t the PTO Mom You Expected to Be

Earlier this week I was cleaning out my kindergarten daughter’s backpack and found a sheet with information about the last PTO meeting of the year for school. It listed a summary of discussion items as well as election information for next year’s PTO leadership. I had no interest in going. There’s something you should know…

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Stewarding Your Influence

Every now and then I teach online classes through The Influence Network. I love this group of women who are committed to using their online lives for good. THIS THURSDAY (May 26th) I’m teaching a class about a pretty core value to the network – Stewarding Your Influence. This idea is one I’ve dealt with…

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Remember back when I said I felt like I was buckling up for a big season of holding patterns and transition? I WAS RIGHT! There’s been some good stuff going on, some hard stuff too, and I’ve been giving myself a little space to post once a week rather than twice, which is what feels…

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Avoiding the Toothbrush Boycott with Pronamel for Kids

The ProNamel® brand has compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. When I was in third or fourth grade, my parents left on a weeklong sales incentive trip my dad earned at work. As a mom of three kids, I now know how difficult it can be to find childcare options for…

5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Before Kindergarten

5 Ways To Enjoy the Summer Before Kindergarten

I was talking to a friend about sending our girls to kindergarten the other day. You may remember that I already did this once – Liv will finish what has been an amazing first year of school in just a few weeks. But I’m a kindergarten mom AGAIN next school year as Eliza heads off.…