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…

it starts // feeling comfortable in your own skin series

Friends, I don’t know how to start this series other than telling you I am very nervous.  How do I, Tammy, the most insecure girl who criticizes everything she does,…

your love is bigger than their hate

There has been a topic I have been fearful to cover in my writings….  That is the topic of hate. It’s too big.  It’s too ugly. And sadly, it’s too…

when motherhood feels lonely

Granted – I am never alone.  Never ever ever alone. There are kids in my bed when I wake up; their sweet, chubby arms thrown over my face.  There are…

you’re not a bad mom; it’s just hard

I want you to stop.  Just stop.  And push away the lies and put this thought into your head: You’re Not a Bad Mom. You’re not.  You really, really aren’t.…

Because Love is Hard…..

I remember that day, a few years ago, standing in the middle of my tiny apartment kitchen.  With a new baby in the mix, I was now a mom with 3 kids…

I Didn’t Lose the Baby Weight

  I didn’t lose the baby weight. Two years later, almost 26 months to be exact, despite trying Whole 30 and Paleo then shifting back to Vegan, spending hundreds of dollars on…

you’re enough

  Hey friend, you’re enough. I know it doesn’t feel like it. I know you struggle to feel like enough. I know you struggle in your activities and duties to feel…

This Isn’t Another 50 Shades Post…

    So the past few weeks I have been cringing a bit when I pull up my Facebook or Twitter news feed.  Because I have seen a lot of…

When I Forgot to Enjoy My Kids

I entered my kitchen with a huge sigh and a feeling of remorse…  It was bad.  The dishes were piled high in the sink, the dishwasher was a mess of…

Becoming You: a story about emotional abuse

Today begins the biggest reason I started Becoming…  Your stories.  It is a place for you to share what has happened in your life, how you pressed on, overcame, or…