Mother's Day is just around the corner and many of us are already considering how we'll tell the women in our lives just how much we love them! I know this can be a complicated and painful holiday for so many reasons. Whether you have a broken relationship with your own mother, have prayed for children longer than you can remember, grieve the heartache of one or more of your children's first mommas (or you are a first mommma), or maybe you simply long for a spouse and one day a growing family. I'm praying for you! I'm hoping and trusting that you can find Joy in the midst of your pain. When we seek Him, He can be found, sister.
Summer is the absolute best...am I right? But with kids running around aimlessly under foot it can get a little overwhelming, slightly monotonous, and totally out of control. In the (almost) six years of being a mommy I've figured out that this fam (okay...maybe it's just me?) thrives on routine. But when I thrive, I think my kids do too. And after years of a somewhat predictable daily routine, I can see that they find some rest and peace in knowing what to expect each day. There tends to be less complaining, less fighting, less begging for food, and just a general happiness. I dig it. So here is a little run-down of what a normal summer day in home looks like.
I love some fun makeup. Love. But I also love (read: need) it to be easy and quick. I don't want to forfeit something that brings a little happiness to my day and helps me feel ready to tackle all of my "to-dos" just because my time is limited. So I need something I can do in a matter of minutes, you feel me?
Here goes! My daily eye make-up routine. 3 minutes, and you're done!
If you are anything like me, every winter my skin goes into panic mode. Between the cold dry air and the forced heat (oh, and the dry hospital air) my dry skin becomes dry and dehydrated. Even if your skin isn’t dry, you likely notice your skin feels tight and burns and/or itches during the cold winter months. Are you hoping to avoid the dragon skin look this winter? I have a few ideas for you.
My family wasn't much for traditions when I was growing up. Not knocking the tradition-less family, but ya girl craved it. Something about family traditions that, in my opinion, just gives a sense of security, purpose, and connection. So when my own family began growing, I launched in. Here's a quick run-down of what goes on within the walls of our home in December to focus our attention and affection on the only One deserving.