You Matter Monday Challenge #7: Smile

Today is the day to just smile.  That’s right – smile! Have you ever tried to not smile when a baby or toddler flashes you one of those grins that seems to keep you captivated? It’s basically impossible. Not matter what kind of mood you’re in, you can’t help but feel the pure joy and […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #6: Dance It Out

What was your favorite show to watch growing up? For me it was Star Search with Ed McMahon.  As a little girl I spent hours dancing, singing, and performing.  I was always getting “4 stars”!  I loved it! It brought me such joy, and I just knew I’d spend the rest of my life dancing. […]

A gratitude filled Reflection for 2015!

A Gratitude-Filled Reflection of 2015   Wow! It’s so hard to believe 2015 is nearing its end and 2016, with excitement and new adventure awaiting, is just around the corner! While 2015 has without question been one of my toughest years yet, it’s also proven to have been one of the most powerful and growth […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #5: Say Yes

It happens all the time: you get invited to “hang out” with a few of the moms from your neighborhood. Or maybe it’s an invite from some ladies at church or even a random person you met in the grocery store who happens to have children the same age as yours. How often, though, do […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #4: I’m Enough

Have you ever stopped to think about the importance of all the little things you do on a daily basis for your family? Some of the things I found myself doing every day were feeding, diapering, caring, playing, preparing meals, doing laundry, keeping them alive and safe, and cleaning up the house the best I […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #3: Get Dressed

Being a mom is challenging enough without having to put extra thought into what clothes you’re going to wear from day to day. Your clothes express your mood and your attitude, and these days there are basically two types of “attitudes” you’ll find yourself wearing when it comes to your wardrobe: the yoga-pants-work-out-clothes attitude or […]