There’s going to be hard days..

I'm so tired today.  My body feels weary, and my mind feels foggy.  Our little guy barely slept last night.  As in, he was awake from 2:30-5:30 am and slept an hour after that.  I waited all morning for nap, but it was a fight to get him to rest.  It is so hard to parent like I want to in this state of exhaustion.  I feel useless, and I'm struggling to use my words; much less encourage my children…

Five Books To Read In 2015

Orphan Train:  This book was my absolute favorite read of 2015.  I can't encourage you to read this book.  It was captivating and beautiful from start to finish. For the Love:  Jen Hatmaker is just the best anyway, but this book is flawless.  It's light hearted, genuine, and women in every season of life can relate to her writing. The Nesting Place:  This book will probably be on my must read books for every year/season of life.  After reading it,…

This week’s goals

My friends. My husband has been on break from, and our three year old too.  Our schedule and goals have been .. nothing?  For long time friends and readers, you know I am pretty useless without a checklist, a schedule, basic goals to get me moving in the right direction.  So, while I loved these leisurely weeks I'm ready to be back to a schedule of some sort. Attend 2 personal training sessions for week per the next 4 weeks…

After three years of blogging, I've decided to head in a new direction with my writing.  Over the years I've changed, my family has grown, and my vision for my encouraging posts has changed too.  You may have noticed that I've removed "mom" from my blog's title.  "This Messy Season."  is a blog dedicated to encouraging women in every season of life.  I will be sharing practical tips, humor, and an honest look at the varying places we exist in…