For the Weekend: Allume Version (31 Days of Mom Prayers)

I'm at the Allume Conference this weekend, so ladies, this one's for you =) Dear Lord, It’s the weekend and I'm away! It is so good to have a little time away. To look at my life with a few states between us, to spend time with an on and for me, and to see my friends. Lord, will You help me really be in the thick of it all, able to enjoy this time, to take it in, to process what I'm learning? Will You help me be bold and confident, not to shrink from but to dive into the fray, to realize all Continue Reading

On the Reveal of a 58-Page Secret

A MOMent of Christmas

I've been keeping a secret. For months now, I've been stealing scraps of time for my own self to write something that I just plain wanted to write. It's a God-sized dream coming true, a little piece of my heart come alive. And soon you'll be able to read it - all 58 pages, 12,000 words of it. Available in November, free to GirlWithBlog email subscribers, is my very first, brand-new, not even off the presses yet e-book - a MOMent of Christmas: daily Advent devotions for time-strapped Continue Reading

For the non-Pinteresting Mom (Day Twenty :: 31 Days of Mom Prayers)

Oh Lord, My kids are talking about the amazing Bento boxes their friends had today at lunch, and don't get me started on the homemade Halloween costumes they're saying their friends [moms] are putting together. I have no clever DYI'd area of my homes, and I use cookbooks for meals. My Pinterest boards are dreams, and I'm slowly learning that that's ok. Even though I pin it, I don't have to complete it. And I definitely don't have to make things Pinterest-perfect to be a good mom, or to think of Continue Reading

On Sky Zone Minneapolis (a BOGO deal!)

SkyZone BOGO

Local friends: Have you heard of Sky Zone? It sounds like SO much fun! Indoor trampolines galore, just made for wearing out the kiddos =) There are no age limits - they say if kids can walk, they can jump! Here's a little about them, from them: "Sky Zone is the ideal combination of Fun and Fitness, appropriate for almost any age or ability level! Soar sky high on our main court, try your best trick into our foam pit, or challenge your friends in trampoline dodgeball, the sky is the limit! Continue Reading