Questions

by Jamie Ivey Recently I was tucking in my son, whom we adopted domestically, and I told him that his birth mom was getting married soon and that I had a picture of her in her new dress. He was excited to see it, and immediately the questions started to form in his little brain. Continue »

Moms Need Encouragement

The other day Eldest and I had a wonderful mother-daughter date … until the drive home. Somehow, reflection on a movie shifted into an argument about laundry, which ended in me screaming, “Listen to me!” Nice one, Mom … I apologized, but my action shattered our fun. We arrived home in icy silence and entered the Continue »

All They Need

“Neenada!” My five-year-old spit out the Russian equivalent of “Stop it!” Now what? I thought. My daughter was having clothing issues again. Pants too loose? Wrong color? Too high in the waist? Too long? Too old? Too new? Her inability to communicate her wants, and my inability to discern her needs, was creating frustration on Continue »

Let No Ivy Take Root

by Kim Chaffin Last night at bible study we were talking about spiritual battle and a young mom in our group gave a great analogy of what can happen when we let our guard down. Being a picture person it came through loud and clear to me. Today I find myself stuck on that picture she Continue »

MomLife Boot Camp

A year ago, I had never heard of MomLife Today. I was involved in a group called Arkansas Women Bloggers, and my friend, the founder, told me about a giveaway they were hosting for a trip to something called MomLife Bootcamp. I should enter, she said. She thought it was something I’d love. A few Continue »