I’ve been back to blogging for about a month, and it is so nice to be back. In that time, much has changed—I went from being a stay-at-home mom to a work-at-home mom, we relocated to a different county, and soon I will be venturing off as an entrepreneur. With all that has changed, one thing has been constant: I’ve had to walk down unexpected paths. I’m certain you have, too. Life is full of change, yet when one comes along it still takes us by surprise. Whether it’s the changing seasons of raising kids, the ebb and flow of work, or maturing as aRead More →

Is it possible to have a "happy" Mother's Day when you're grieving? See into the heart of a grieving mom and learn about how to find joy in the midst of grief. | @GiftsWeUse {to grow, love and serve}

As I write this, I have just settled in after a long day of being celebrated as a mother. Surrounded by flowers and cards, I cannot help but wonder is it really a “happy” Mother’s Day? I’ve just come out of a season that wasn’t happy at all, I had a child that left us too soon. My own grief aside, what about other mothers whose babies left them too soon as well? Those of us with empty arms and empty cradles may find this holiday to be anything but happy. To some, Mother’s Day is a sad reminder of loss. In spite of the morbid reality thatRead More →