to the mommy about to leave the preschool stage

  I walked through the door at MOPs for the first time 5 years ago. I had just placed my 1 year-old in the nursery, was holding on to my…

quit trying to do all the things

When I was a little girl, I liked reading.  My sister loved gymnastics.  I loved writing.  My sister loved taking art lessons.  And we realized that those were just “our…

i could have a baby but she could not

My husband and I met and married pretty quickly.  Our first date was January 3rd and we were married by December 12th.  So I guess it was no surprise when…

my favorite reads ~ July

So I’ve decided I want to blog more like you and I are having coffee.  Like we are having a one-on-one conversation, but more often than I have been posting.…

when you don’t have community

My parents were pastors when I was growing up which meant we were always surrounded by people.  I was born into a built-in community. We were at the church almost…

your small wins matter

I sat on the floor of my bathroom with my head in my hands.  Honestly, I was in the same pair of yoga pants and tank top I’d worn for…

for those waiting to be mommy {on mother’s day}

My dear friend, Mother’s Day is around the corner and I can only imagine the feeling that is slowly growing in your stomach.  You love your mom.  You love your…

don’t let loss be your life

I never knew my oldest sister. My parents were still newlyweds when they got pregnant with their first baby.  They were living in Vancouver, working hard although struggling to feel…

life triumphs over death {searching for victory in the hard times}

It’s late as I sit here typing in the dark with the whiteness of my laptop shining at me.  All of my 3 kids are asleep.  I can hear the…

dear kids, i hope when you see my messy life you see God

  To my littlest loves, I won’t lie – Momma has had a messy life. Of course I’ve had my joys and triumphs (of which you are my greatest) and…

how walking helps any struggle you have

Note from Tammy: I met my friend Sarah Frazer a few years ago when I was a new blogger and still so fresh to the writing world.  She was so…

the weight of my weight weighs on me

I don’t mean to fool you but this isn’t a blog post about weight loss.   It kinda is.  But it is not….  Here’s why: My son came home with…