10 Ways to Help an Author

This may be one of the most challenging and humbling posts I've ever written.  Because as much as I love sharing what's going on in my life and as much fun as it is to share books I'm reading — it feels a little weird to mix those two. {Which means, there's a pretty good chance by the end of this post my awkwardness will be on full display. Consider yourself forewarned.} So many of you have prayed for and encouraged me as I wrote the manuscript for Praying for Girls: Asking God for the ... [Read More]

{book review} Triggers by Amber Lia & Wendy Speake

It happened again this weekend. I call it the "Clash of the Hormones." Between my girl's teenager hormones and my menopausal hormones, let's just say it can get highly emotional around here and things can escalate quickly. I don't say that to make light of it ... or to excuse it.  But if we're honest, almost all of have those moments when we've totally lost it with our children. It's not that we WANT to be that kind of mom, it's that we're exhausted or stressed or overwhelmed. We love our ... [Read More]

{Book Review} Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

It's no big secret I'm a Kristen Welch groupie. If you follow either of my Facebook pages you know I share basically everything she writes with the hashtag #MustRead.  I've been reading her blog for ever ....because she is equal parts hilarious and honest. And those are two of the most important qualities in a person as far as I'm concerned. Also I want to be her BFF because she's got a love for the Lord I want to be around all the time. A couple of years ago I said her book Rhinestone ... [Read More]

4 Great Books for Girl Moms

We leave for cheer camp today ... the girl is equal parts excited, exhausted, and edgy. I can't wait for lemonade at Toomer's this evening! {Did I mention the two moms I'm sharing a hotel room with this week are both Alabama fans ... and we'll be in Auburn?? And tomorrow I get to see Aubie?? If you've never seen the campus of Auburn University, it is gorgeous! And the "loveliest village on the plains" is also a beautiful place to be.} Anyway, this post isn't really about my affection for ... [Read More]