The Courage to be Intentional

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This was the topic we discussed at this month’s MOPS meeting. It definitely struck a chord with me. Being intentional seems pretty simple, but I have such a hard time actually putting it into practice. As I thought more about the why behind my difficulty, I realized one big reason was that I am not very good about setting achievable goals.

I heard two wonderful and practical words of wisdom that day. The first was to set aside fifteen minutes of time each day to focus on something you intend to do. The item of focus can change, like menu planning for the week, journaling, devotions, or organizing. The goal is to do that thing uninterrupted no matter what and, to actually do it! So plan this time when your kids won’t come barging in, or on a night when none of your TV shows are on. Bottom line–you have to be committed in order to see the results. [Read more…]

Facing Your Mom Fears

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As I prepared for an upcoming MOPS meeting on this topic, I couldn’t help but think, am I really facing my mom fears?

I know that’s a big, general question. It can have a plethora of answers, excuses and reasonings. If I were honest with myself, on a day to day basis I would have to say no. I am not entering boldly into conversations with others. I do not always stick to my guns when giving a mom-dreaded consequence, like no t.v. time. I do not always answer my friend’s truthfully when they ask how I’m doing. Like most moms, I sometimes go to bed feeling guilty at the end of the day. I ask myself, am I doing the job I am meant to for my family? [Read more…]

You, too, are a Magnificent Mom!

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Dear Reader~

Please know that this blog is a way for me to continue striving towards a magnificent motherhood and to help others along the way! Some days I feel like I got this thing down, and there are just as many (if not more) days, when I couldn’t feel more far away from magnificence. If you are a mother taking care of your family, kissing boo boos, making lunches, tackling the never ending laundry pile, and everything in between, then you, too, are one magnificent mama!

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