All or Nothing… and That’s Okay

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person. If I’m working, I’m working hard for as long as humanly possible and I’m giving all of myself to that work. If I’m resting, I’m completely committed to doing as little as possible and will embrace the rest fully. When I find something new that I love…

By Laura October 24, 2023 0

Facing the “Too Much”

Today felt like too much. I was too tired and too stressed and too frustrated and too overwhelmed. The kids were too loud and too demanding and too difficult and just too much. I was on the verge of tears for much of the day and truly couldn’t stop the tears from flowing a handful…

By Laura May 31, 2022 0

Show Them Love

I’m very aware of how I just simply cannot do everything. I can’t check every box daily and accomplish all the tasks, and I just can’t be intentional and productive and “on” 100% of the time. I can’t think about and succeed at every facet of parenting and adulting on a daily basis. I can’t…

By Laura April 22, 2022 0

Me vs. Me

Why is it that we can make choices to serve others but not to prioritize our own inherent needs, longings, and desires? I’m not talking about being crazy selfless, like sacrificing your life for another’s or putting someone else’s financial needs before your own. I’m talking like deadlines. Goals. Hopes. Dreams. Even just simple tasks.…

By Laura March 16, 2022 0

Being Quiet Makes Me a Better Mom

Some days, I feel like I’m just absolutely blowing it as a mom. I feel like all I’ve done is criticize and nitpick and snap. I’ve blatantly ignored fights between siblings, said no to just about everything, and gotten frustrated at the silliest things. I’ve withheld hugs because of a lack of compassion or because…

By Laura February 20, 2022 0

Those He Called, He Also Justified

I always dreamed of having an important calling from the Lord. I felt incredibly directionless for so many years, and I bounced around to different jobs and interests and dreams because I didn’t know what He had in store for me. I had countless majors in college, as well as several jobs after college that…

By Laura January 13, 2022 0

Peace, You Elusive Little Booger

We all long for peace and freedom and joy. No matter who you are and what you’re going through, you’ve likely found yourself desperately longing for those things. You want to feel at peace with whatever is going on and not feel anxious to jump to the next thing or the next season. You want…

By Laura October 15, 2021 1

Buried

I feel like I’ve been buried. By the challenges, the fears, the stress, the exhaustion. It’s all piled on top of me like an impossibly heavy burden that cannot, in any way or with any solutions, be moved. I have to trust that the burying that is apparently occurring right now, and has been happening…

By Laura July 27, 2021 0

When Uncertainty Steals Your Peace

As a self-proclaimed non-crier, I don’t get overcome with emotion easily. But today was different. Today, things felt too heavy. I just needed to cry. I needed to let go of all the weight of my broken marriage, my hurting children, and my aching heart. I powered through bedtime like supermom on a mission, and…

By Laura September 20, 2020 0

Laundry Night

There once was a woman who hated doing laundry. She would dread it and avoid it and complain about it constantly. She would delay starting it, put off folding it, and then circumvent putting it away. Been there, done that, right? But one day, this woman came to a realization. She will always have to…

By Laura August 9, 2020 0