No More Perfect Moms Week FIVE



 Last week there really wasn’t a lot of conversation, so I am thinking either the topic was not a big one for most, or everyone was really busy and didn’t read!  It’s okay….I totally understand and won’t get my feelings hurt.

This week we are talking about our marriages.  Even if you are not married, I suggest you read the chapter – you just never know what insight and wisdom you may gain to help another friend who might be experiencing a hard time.  Isn’t it great we can be used in so many ways by God?

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”      Sam Keen

Here is the agenda for this week:

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Week 5:  February 24 – 28, 2014

Monday – watch the video, download the discussion questions for WEEK FIVE  {I wanted a slice of that cake they were eating, it looked really good, especially with a cup of coffee!}

Tuesday – come prepared by having read Chapter Five, join the conversation

Wednesday – check in over at Facebook for a few questions – I will try to post a few through the day, but will be on a flight  {YIPPEEEEEE, can’t even hardly stand it excitement here – to Hawaii…..ahhhhhh, but will do my best – and yes, I will share photos!!}

Thursday – read the blog post on applying what we’ve learned this week; get started reading Chapter 6

Was there something that spoke to you in the video?  

What do you appreciate about your husband?

What have you learned over the years during your marriage?


Please share in the comments and hop over to the Facebook page.   

Questioning God’s Plan


Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Dried on Milk posting on Summer Survival, and I’m excited to welcome JessieLeigh from Parenting Miracles to The Confident MomI know you will be touched with her story.

“Please God… please God… please God.”

Over and over, I repeated those two words as I watched the overhead lights flash by.  On my back, on my own, lost and wondering how- HOW– this could possibly be God’s plan.  A baby, so cherished, so wanted, coming so early… too early.  All the statistics delivered in somber serious tones made fear run cold in my veins.

Yet, still, I knew I was blessed to even be there… so lucky that I would have the opportunity to see and know my precious, already beloved child. [Read more…]

Gifts That Touch the Heart – Jill Savage


I thought it was the perfect time to share with you this wonderful article Jill Savage wrote when searching for the perfect gift for her husband.  Perhaps it will help you re-focus and give the give of yourself – the one that really matters most.

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is upon us. During this season I tend to move into overdrive with shopping, wrapping, baking, and entertaining. And often I accomplish my “to do” list to the neglect of my marriage. Have you been trying to figure out just the perfect gift for your spouse this year? I have. But today I changed my perspective. Today it struck me that my husband doesn’t really need another sweater, what he needs from me are real gifts from the heart. [Read more…]

Priority Management – A Value of Order


This article originally posted on Simple Marriage, May 20, 2010

I am preparing to teach on Priority Management this weekend to a group of ladies attending a small retreat to rediscover how to apply Biblical principles to everyday living.  This is a ministry I have become involved in and know this kind of mentoring/teaching is needed to restore the dignity of the home.  It is a refreshing view of using biblical principles in your home and daily life originally taught by Devi Titus & Marilyn Weiher using the book The Home Experience. This post contains information from their book and DVD teaching.

I recently did a survey among the moms that get my newsletters and updates and they told me their number one struggle right now is “improving my time management and running my home more smoothly.”  This was chosen over finding time for self-care, the need to create routines and ending the morning madness and getting my kids to listen the first time.  I was a little shocked. I would have thought the trouble with kids listening would have come out on top, but it didn’t.

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Pedestals and Vacuums


I am practical.  In fact one of the characteristics that was said of me when I graduated from my Parent Coaching Certification program was, practically minded.  I am practical with my kids, the way I run my home, the way I deal with friendships – really most anything.   I don’t consider it a bad thing, but could it be?

Yesterday I got my 3rd anniversary present from my husband.  Now if we were sticking to the Hallmark way of doing things I should have received something leather (traditional gift) or crystal (modern gift).  Well, I got pedestals for my washer and dryer.  Yep, that is me – the practically minded one.  [Read more…]