Whether it be graduating school, ending an athletic career, changing jobs, taking on a label you never asked for, becoming an empty-nester, entering into mid-life/senior status, or whatever the heck else role it is that might be coming or going, just remember your worth is not tied solely to this title. You are worth far more because you are loved and held by the creator of the universe. Remember that! Continue reading Beyond the Label
Here are some tips I can give to help you get through any baby fever you might have currently or in the future and determine if parenthood is the life for you? Make a bowl of your favorite food. Eat most of it. Look forward to the last bite and then throw it in the … Continue reading Trying to determine if parenthood is the life for you?
I’m a big fat lover of snow days! I remember the times in junior high when one of my best friends and I would talk our parents into letting us stay over at each others’ houses on school nights when snow was in the forecast in hopes that we’d wake up and school would be … Continue reading What do you have?
I’m standing in a doorway. The doorway that bridges the “I’m losing my mind and drowning in baby, toddler, and little kid life” life and the “enjoy it; it will be over before you know it” life. And…yes, I did cry in Walmart after my realization. A young couple with a baby were checking out … Continue reading Enjoy it.
At what point in my life did I ever think I’d get sad that I finished my last load of laundry? I honestly have come to a point in my life where washing laundry, swapping it all over, and folding it is one of the most refreshing things I do. I still leave putting it … Continue reading When the baby moments slip away.
Some verses that have been encouraging to me the past couple of days: 3 John 4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 1 Thes. 3:12 – And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we … Continue reading Truth
Yes, I have tried to keep Him in sight as I have pursued these things, but how often do I feel Him saying, “Brooke just put it down and look at me.” “Just stop striving and trust me.” “Just be still.” And I don’t. Continue reading All the wrong things…
For a moment, think about all the tasks your hands do as a mother… ….. ….. ….. Okay stop! You’re brain is probably being overloaded right now. Wiping faces off, fixing clothing, moving teeny hairs, putting shoes back on (of course this is just while taking family photos). Your hands hits that alarm clock, dress … Continue reading Her Hands Are Busy
Haddi is starting a flower shop. She has precisely 31 little sprouts today. Last month she loathed me because I wouldn’t let her start an animal shelter in our backyard. I’m a much bigger fan of the flower shop. But 31 isn’t enough. She insists we buy more seeds, more soil, and more of the … Continue reading Expect Miracles
Tonight I put my hair in a ponytail using a laffy-taffy wrapper. I live in Oklahoma. Where the wind comes sweeping down the flippin’ plains and brings leaves that hit you in the face but feel more like rocks. After a very long April of 2-3 soccer games a week, we have finally arrived at … Continue reading I Fixed My Hair With a Piece of Trash