Faith, Motherhood

Parenting Advice from the Scriptures: Example Teaches Louder Than Words

Years ago, when we brought our first baby home from the hospital, my mother-in-law gave me What to Expect: The First Year saying it was the closest thing to a parenting handbook. It is true, these little ones don’t come with a book of instructions, but with the touch of a few keys, we can… Read More Parenting Advice from the Scriptures: Example Teaches Louder Than Words

Motherhood

Motherhood and Fatigue

The pharmacy cashier asked what my relationship to the patient was. “I’m her mother.” I was picking up some prescription pain medication for my daughter who was at home with my husband and still super emotional from one of the general anesthesia meds she’d received. Just an hour earlier she’d been medically oblivious as 9… Read More Motherhood and Fatigue

Planner Love

Using My Mormon Mom Planner for Meal Planning

I used to hate planning meals for my family. It’s the one homemaking chore I have repeatedly considered outsourcing. But HelloFresh isn’t cost effective and the McDonald’s Dollar Menu would see us dead before the end of the year. Then I got my meal planning sidekick that changed everything: the Mormon Mom Planner.

Book Reviews, Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review

I don’t remember how I stumbled across Ashlee Gadd’s beautiful internet space she’s dubbed Coffee and Crumbs, but I do remember it was love at first sight. The site’s essays are poignant, hilarious, inspiring, and faith-filled. I read about a birth mother’s forever-love for the child she’d place for adoption, a mother’s mixed emotions over seeing her baby grow up, another mother’s insightful essay on raising bicultural children. The essays run the gamut of what it means to be a mother and – for me anyway – Coffee and Crumbs is a sacred place. When I saw Ashlee’s announcement regarding the debut of her book The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between I knew I had to get it.… Read More The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review