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,…

The Fight to be Authentic

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human…

To the Mom Standing in the Back of the Church Rocking Her Baby

To the Mom standing at the back of the church rocking her baby, I see you.  I see your tired eyes and anxious heart as you gently bounce your sweet bundle…

Why I Don’t Like Selfies

I don’t take selfies. I’m not against them. I’m not for them. I just don’t do them. Don’t worry: this isn’t a blog to discourage your selfie ways.  Instead this…

you aren’t meant to strive so hard // feeling comfortable in your own skin series

You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.  You know everything I do. -Psalm 139:3 NLT   I sat on the floor surrounded by kids and crying.  I…

the lies we tell ourselves // feeling comfortable in your own skin series

You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.  -Psalm 139:2 NLT A woman steps in front of the mirror and…

hormonal acne tips // becoming beauty

I am doing something a bit different here on Becoming and launching into some beauty helps and tips. I am NOT a beauty expert.  AT ALL.  Like at all. But…

your insecurity isn’t about your appearance // feeling comfortable in your own skin series

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. -Psalms 139: 1 NLT One day a dear friend of mine on Facebook included me in a challenge where I was to…