How to Stay Motivated on a Monday

Something terrible happened today. Something that made my Monday even more  difficult… My coffee maker broke! The nerve of this cherished appliance of mine to decide to stop working on a day that I not only value it’s presence, but I RELY on it to function! How am I supposed to stay motivated to  do Read More

An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter: Advice for Every Young Woman

My daughter is only two, but let me tell you she gives us glimpses of her teenage self daily. Every time she gives us that oh so blatant look of fiery attitude we see a glimpse of her future. How can a soon to be three year old give so much attitude with one quick Read More

The Mom I Never Thought I’d Be

Six months ago I was a different mother than I am today.  My life was not easy, but my days were somewhat care-free in the scheme of things. My life was full of happy chaos, joyful noise and a clear calendar ahead. I worried about trivial things that seemed to matter so much at the Read More

Living on Coffee and Prayer

All mothers live in two worlds. One world is full of laughter, joy, and precious cuddles. The other world is full of potty training, tantrums, germs, and tears. Both worlds are important, and both worlds compete for center stage. Author Christi Cazin knows that motherhood is two-fold. Her days are chocked full of diaper changes, Read More

For Such A Time As This…

On May 7th 2018, the neurologist called my cell phone around seven at night. As I sat down slowly I listened intently to the doctor’s words. I felt sweaty, sick, and scared. My heart began to flutter painfully. He spoke quickly, but I barely found words to reply. Hot tears streamed down my face. I Read More

Letter to a Brand New Mom

Dear Brand New Mommy, Congrats! Welcome to the mom club. As you’ll soon find out, motherhood is full of ups and downs. Tears, tantrums, sleep deprivation, and diapers will all become your new normal. Your job title will soon include cook, maid, milk producer, and cry identifier. Motherhood will give you skills you never knew Read More

5 Reasons Why Stay at Home Mom’s Deserve Respect, Darn it!

I’m a stay-at-home mom. No, that doesn’t mean I eat Bon-bon’s all day, I don’t even know what a Bon-bon is! My day is full of constant work actually. I fold clothes, wash fingerprint covered surfaces, prepare about five meals and fourteen snacks a day and I rarely sit down. I get to break up Read More

A Letter To My Weary Soul

Dear Weary, Worn Out Mother, I know you’re tired today. I know you feel like a failure. Yesterday was rough, wasn’t it? The doctor’s office made you wait too long, the shot your daughter had made her sick and fussy. You knew it wouldn’t last long, but you still felt overwhelmed by the tears. You Read More

6 Things You Should Do Every Day to Make the Most out of Motherhood

I have a quote displayed in my house that reads “Let me love you a little more, before you’re not little anymore.”  How beautiful is that? It makes me want to drop what I’m doing and play on the floor with my kids. Every mother will tell you how fast time seems to tick by Read More