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…

being a mom is harder than I thought

It was 4:30 in the afternoon and I was still in my husband’s football shirt I had thrown on before I fell into bed the night before.  My two oldest…

Mickey’s Halloween Party: Tips & Tricks at the Disneyland Resort

Something I love about my kids: they are AH-mazing little travelers.  Traveling is one of my favorite things ever and I am so glad these babies of mine get so…

when you want to curse God and die

His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!” – Job 2:9 niv I have been awake since 2 am this morning… I never…

Your Brave is Beautiful

My entire life has been wrapped around a large longing: I want to be beautiful. I want the blonde wavy hair.  I want the sun kissed tan.  I want the…

Quit Hiding Your Scars

The other day, I nervously pulled out my new bathing suit and stared at it.  I placed it on the bed.  And walked away.  I came back, tried it on,…