Simply. Mama.

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I’ve been blogging for over ten years now.  That’s crazy to me.  Back when I started I only had two girls and it was really just a way to keep my family up to date on what was going on in our lives.  Before I had this little space, I … Continue reading

Beyond the Shore: Trusting God When He Calls us Beyond our Comfort Zone

ocean waves with cliffs

Once upon a time I was brave.  During my sophomore year of college I spent a semester abroad on the missions field.  I never gave a second thought to it being dangerous–looking for tigers in a remote area of India, hiking up steep cliffs in Indonesia, wandering the streets of … Continue reading

A Wellness Hiatus

Hey there readers!  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I’m always amazed that you stick with me even during the times when I’m not blogging consistently.  Thank you for reading and encouraging me.  I’ve made some great friends thanks to blogging and I’m grateful every day for each of … Continue reading

Summer 2015

Warning:  Image overload ahead! Every year in the summer I unintentionally take a month off from writing here.  I say unintentionally because it’s definitely not penciled in on my blog calendar.  I’ve just learned to go with the flow and accept that sometimes I need time off–even from my hobbies. … Continue reading

27 Years and Counting: My New Kids on the Block Obsession

nkotb 2008

Picture it:  eastern North Carolina, 1988.  I’m eleven years old and enjoying the local radio station’s Hot 9 at 9 as I thumb through my new copy of TigerBeat. My stuffed animals are carefully arranged on my bed as I lie down and look up at my glossy poster of … Continue reading

How to Have a Healthy, Christ-Centered Easter (When All Your Kids Want are Peeps)


Having a healthy Easter is easier than you may think.  Your kid’s Easter baskets don’t have to be all about peanut butter eggs and chocolate bunnies.  With a little planning your family can have a Christ centered and healthy Easter.  No Peeps needed! I always say that I’ve made most … Continue reading