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  • to be alive is to be broken – and why that’s good news

    There are rare days that I don’t want to end.  Tuesday was that kind of day. I just wanted to soak up every last minute of the launch of Parenting the Wholehearted Child. In case you missed it (which would...
     
  • unachievable perfection and unconditional love

    The more I lay bare my own battle with perfection, the more stories I hear from other moms who fight the same battle. If you’re feeling the pressure too, I want you to know you’re not alone. I want you...
     
  • god doesn’t have a jellybean jar

    One of the hardest things about parenting is admitting our powerlessness. We want to believe that if we get it right, our children will turn out right.  So we put immense pressure on ourselves to be perfect parents and...
     
  • Join me over at Courtney Defeo’s Blog today!

    If you’ve spent time reading through some of my posts, it’s likely you’ve noticed how much I love Courtney Defeo’s heart and her amazing ABC scripture cards.  These cards are literally all over my house.  They are an awesome resource...
     
  • “Parenting the Wholehearted Child” is coming!

    The pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children –it penetrates every mama’s heart. A merciless critic lives in all of us. A critic that causes us to wonder, “How did these precious children get stuck with a parent...
     
  • The very best thing you could ever know

    I want our home to be a place where our children know they can mess up, spill milk, say the wrong thing, loose their temper, not listen the first time and know, really know, that there is grace for their...
     
  • What is your purpose in parenting?

    I know few parents who haven’t thought about their purpose in parenting by answering some of these important questions: What do I want most for my children? What do I want them to achieve? What kind of character traits do...
     
  • Grace in the ice cream store

    Owen stood with his little toes dangling over the edge of the car door, tears streaming down his cheeks. His older brothers (Cal and Brennan) and I were already opening the front door of the ice cream store when I...
     
  • A different kind of New Year’s Resolution

    It’s that time of year!   That time when we set new goals for ourselves.  That time when we reflect on what we wish we had done differently in 2013 and how we plan to do it better in 2014....
     
  • What really matters – making more space for joy this advent

    Advent is here and I’m excited to share with you some of the things we can all do in our families to get our hearts and minds focused on what really matters. ...
     
  • What Katy Perry taught my kids about Jesus

    While driving in the car with my three boys buckled up in the back seat, my son Cal asked, “Mom, will you scan back to the last song?” “Sure babe,” I replied and...
     
  • Hurricane Sandy ~ One year later

    It happened exactly one year ago today.  Hurricane Sandy came like a thief in the night, creeping in at the midnight hour and stealing what seemed so certain, so sure. With the morning sunrise came the harsh reality that Hurricane...
     
  • Loving each other in our weaknesses

    I pulled into my friend’s driveway to drop my oldest son, Cal, off at a birthday party. I left my two younger guys in the car while I walked Cal to the front door.  I’d only been outside of the...
     

Welcome!

I'm so glad you're here, because if you're anything like me, this whole parenting thing makes you a little weary, and on most days you're pretty sure you aren't qualified for the job. So I hope you'll stay a while and join me in discovering how to raise wholehearted children .

I want this to be a place for your soul to encounter grace, so you won't be getting any "do more and try harder to be a little more perfect" kind of lists here.

I want this to be a place where you know you will always hear this message woven into our conversation - “Because of Jesus, you are unconditionally loved - not the future, better version of you, but the you right now, just as you are.”

And I want this to be a place where you'll continually discover how to make the transforming love of God the foundation to how you lead and love your kids.

My prayer is that you'll always leave here not only inspired to parent a wholehearted child, but also reminded of God's wholehearted love for you!


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Parenting the Wholehearted Child

What happens when parents and children alike learn to live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly and unconditionally loved (and liked!) by God.

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