• PARENTING :: humility+pride

    Last night I fell asleep thinking about how very important to me it is to teach our girls to be humble. Above anything else, it’s really my number one quality to instill in them. I sat on it, thought about it, and prayed on it up until I fell asleep. And then this morning’s devotion was about, you guessed it, HUMILITY. Well that was about enough to send shivers down my spine. But for real talk, if I can teach my children one thing, to be humble in all they do, receive and give. Then I will consider this job done well. Any other humility seekers out there? šŸ™‹šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø So…

  • PARENTING :: expectations

    It’s hard for me to write today’s post because it’s a large self admission of failure. And who wants to openly admit they’ve failed?! And failed. And failed. But I feel so compelled to share because if I’m struggling through this, I know others are too. Today’s devotional in the #nomoreperfectmoms series hit me like a ton of bricks. Because yesterday was a day. My toddler has entered the “do it myself” phase. Which, while super exciting and such a huge milestone for her, is literal torture for me. One of my biggest struggles in motherhood is letting go of my ideal, and allowing my children to lead the way…

  • PARENTING :: confidence

    Insecurity keeps us looking at other women, longing to be who they are: more creative, skinnier, smarter, more patient, a better cook … Confidence happens when we embrace our strengths and our weaknesses. We see them as a fingerprint of who we are designed to be. We find contentment in being who we are, not who we arenā€™t. No More perfect moms, YouVersion Ugh. This part hits hard, Mama’s, AMIRIGHT?! Why is it so hard to focus on our own strengths? For me, it’s because it feels like a fine line between cocky confidence and humble confidence. So instead I revert to self pity, doubt, and insecurity. Especially where I’ve…