Self-Esteem, Bullying and Sex - Tackling the Hard Issues with Your Tweens

At my 24 week checkup of child number 2, the ultrasound technician happily informed me that the precious bundle of joy I was carrying was a boy. I cried. No, I wept, maybe wailed is more like it. I did NOT want a boy. I already had a boy and in order to complete the perfect little family I’d envisioned, I NEEDED a girl. Our son would grow up to be an athlete, possibly an Olympian, and our daughter would grow up to be a world renown doctor or scientist. As I got home that afternoon, I had another panic attack. God Answers Prayer IRead More →

Count Your Blessings Gift Basket Giveaway

My husband and kids often ask what I’d like for Mother’s Day, and my response tends to be “a clean house and no sibling arguments”. If you’re a mother, and you’ve got more than 1 child at home, you know that the likelihood of a whole day free of sibling squabbles is as rare as a unicorn or a mermaid sighting. While you wait for that miraculous day to come, why not count your blessings while you drink a cup of coffee? It’s so easy to get beat-up and dragged down by the millions of responsibilities we have every day. Sometimes the difficulties shroud ourRead More →

The Remarkable Truth About Intentional Family Devotions

I’ve been a Sunday school teacher at the same church for 10 years, so I’ve had the opportunity to see kids grown in their faith in Christ and serve, and I’ve also seen some of them walk away.  Intentional teaching of the word of God it’s not just up to you child’s Sunday school teacher. It’s your job as a parent. Trust me, I say this because I’ve met a parent or two who completely forget this fact. Statistics show that two-thirds of church kids walk away from church after questioning their faith before they become adults. How can this be? Why are we letting thisRead More →

The High Calling of Motherhood

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of The High Calling of Motherhood, by Chimene Shipley Dupler, and I gotta say I was very blessed by it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Chimene is the founder of the Passion4Moms ministry; which holds a yearly conference to encourage moms of all ages and stages of parenting. She is also a speaker on marriage and parenting topics and former social worker. Mothering is hard because it comes from the heart. I have a friend who absolutely loves children, and in turn, children flock to her. For years, she’sRead More →

12 Bible Verses For The Weary Mom | The Musings of Mum

A few weeks ago, I shared how exhausted I’d been, and how I realized that all the running and doing affected my health, and left me running on fumes. The thing is, that when we’re weary we get distracted. When we’re distracted we let our guard down. When we let our guard down, the enemy attacks. This is when we believe the lie that we are not running and doing enough. We even believe the lie, that we are not enough. I’m here to remind you (and me) that Jesus wants to take your burden, in exchange for His peace. Here are 12 verses toRead More →

10 Practical Self Care Tips - The Musings of Mum

Webster defines tired as in need of rest, or weary. Synonyms for tired include exhausted, worn out, fatigued, ready to drop, drained. How many times have you used any of these words to describe how you feel this week alone? I’ve used them quite a lot of times. I’ll admit I’ve said I’m ‘ready to drop’ at least 3 times this week, and it’s only Wednesday. To top it off this is a holiday week, and there’s a million things that many of us have to get done before the Thanksgiving holiday. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) When my kids were little, everyoneRead More →

Have you had one of those days when all you want to do is absolutely nothing? Those days when you are just fed up. The house is a mess. There are at least 15 loads of laundry scattered in the laundry room. The chicken you are supposed to cook for dinner is still frozen solid, and it’s almost 5pm? That’s pretty much how my week has been. Sunday night as I eagerly planned our school week, outings and science labs I had energy to burn. I could not wait for Monday to get here. Monday morning came and I rolled out of bed, late for work,Read More →